My Essay in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

381980_10152224179426564_2095287436_nLook what arrived in the mail last week! These are my copies of my latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers. I have been a contributor to this popular series of books in the past (Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul) but recently a new publisher, Amy Newmark, purchased the brand and she has revitalized it and the look of the books in a smart, thoughtful way. I was honored when Amy and I connected and she asked me to write for this new project. What’s it about? The subtitle, as any good subtitle should do, says it all: “101 Motivational Stories for Writers–Budding or Bestselling–from Books to Blogs.” You’ll find my essay, “A Change in Direction,” on page 30 in the “Facing My Fears” section. I hope you’ll get it, enjoy it, and be inspired!

The book’s sale date is May 21, but you can pre-order it on Amazon now. Thanks, and let me know what you think of it!


2013-05-03T18:12:24-04:00 May 3rd, 2013|10 Comments


  1. Patrick Ross May 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    You’re perfect for that, Sophfronia!

    • Sophfronia May 5, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks Patrick! How’s your graduation lecture coming along?

      • Patrick Ross May 6, 2013 at 6:03 am

        I’ve finished it, and Sascha was pretty pleased with it (and is bummed he won’t get to see it, since he won’t be at our summer residency). Now I just need to rehearse.

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