Look 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!