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Skipping Down Memory Lane

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A PICTURE FRAME of MEMORIES

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Red Clay Murders





FULL CIRCLE / Patch Dimple and the Purple Heart (c) 2006

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Whisper My Name in The House on Talbert Street

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Windy John's, Rainbow and the Pot of Gold

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Blogs by Joyce L. Rapier

I Was Selected For Chicken Soup for the Soul
3/4/2005 12:23:22 PM
As you all know, I told you I wanted to tell you about my fantastic news but needed to wait until I got confirmation. The news came today and it was a YES! I skipped up the driveway and did a little shout. The neighbors thought I was nuts but I didn't care...I AM!

In 2002 I submitted a story to Chicken Soup for the Soul. In 2004, I signed a contract with them, although nothing was confirmed. My story, Hidden Wings, WAS selected out of hundreds of entries for inclusion in the upcoming book, Chicken Soup For the Fathers/Daughters Soul due for release in April 2005.

My story was rated in the top percentile out of hundreds of submissions. They select 150 preliminary stories and then have a panel to select the best 100 stories for inclusion.

I am estatic to know my story will be read all over the world, (in ALL BRICK AND MORTAR book stores...WalMart included) along with my bio, my book titles and web site.

It has been a long process and patience has paid off for me. Well, folks, as I said...it may not be the most exciting news but it is for me. I am ESTATIC! By the way, on my Whisper My Name book, the back cover includes Hidden Wings as a short story publication...that's how much faith I had in it.



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More Blogs by Joyce L. Rapier
• Holy Friggin' Cow - Sunday, March 30, 2008
• Merry Christmas - Saturday, December 22, 2007
• My poem about Pansies - Wednesday, June 27, 2007
• Gary Morris - Monday, June 11, 2007
• What a nice surprise... - Tuesday, June 05, 2007
• To Matt Miller - Thursday, May 24, 2007
• Thank you, Matt Miller! - Saturday, May 19, 2007
• READ! VERY IMPORTANT! - Wednesday, May 16, 2007
• Kaboom...crack, crack, crack, KABOOM - Wednesday, May 16, 2007
• It's Just About Friggin' Time! - Thursday, May 10, 2007
• National Cemetery vs Preservation of Ball Park - Monday, May 07, 2007
• My Yard Is A Haven - Sunday, May 06, 2007
• Thank you, LYNN BARRY! - Monday, April 23, 2007
• Holy Cow...IT ACTUALLY WORKS! - Wednesday, April 18, 2007
• CONGRATULTIONS, TEXAS TORNADO! - Thursday, April 12, 2007
• THANK YOU, JEAN PIKE! - Thursday, April 12, 2007
• Social Security - Friday, April 06, 2007
• Homemade Feasts for Your Pet - Thursday, April 05, 2007
• WOW! My Interview Made the VA Watchdog Web site - Tuesday, December 19, 2006
• FULL CIRCLE - Friday, November 10, 2006
• FULL CIRCLE - Wednesday, November 08, 2006
• FULL CIRCLE - Saturday, October 21, 2006
• SMACK MY JAWS! I WON HONORABLE MENTION. - Wednesday, February 15, 2006
• Ty Pennington and Extreme Makeover - Monday, June 13, 2005
• Chicken Soup for the Father Daughter's Soul - Wednesday, May 04, 2005
• I Was Invited To Read Chicken Soup Stories - Thursday, March 24, 2005
• I Went To Jail for the MDA - Tuesday, March 08, 2005
• I Was Selected For Chicken Soup for the Soul - Friday, March 04, 2005
•  I Was Selected For Chicken Soup for the Soul - Friday, March 04, 2005  
• Beign Carted Off To Jail - Monday, February 28, 2005
• Wha..hodehoho...Excited! - Monday, February 28, 2005
• New Web site from PublishAmerica - Tuesday, November 11, 2003
• My friend Lynn Barry - Wednesday, August 13, 2003
• Windy John's me 'n tut - Wednesday, August 13, 2003
• Whisper My Name - Wednesday, August 06, 2003
• Windy John's me 'n tut - Thursday, July 10, 2003


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