I haven’t written for a while. I’ve been hunkered down writing a screenplay and starting a new novel, editing Chicken Soup books and doing yoga. For those of you who read my post last year when I bailed on yoga and anything remotely zen to accommodate my crazy busy life, I apologize for the about face! I had been putting off the things I wanted to do for myself, other than work, for far too long. Of course, my visions of becoming thin and sinewy haven’t exactly paid off since I’ve gained 5 pounds (had to give up some of the running – there’s only so much time in the day). Still, I love that there is something in my life that yields immediate results from hard work. That doesn’t sound very zen, but that’s why I keep going back. Some pain and sweat and suddenly I can do that pose that seemed impossible. Ahhh. If only motherhood and writing could be that reliable
So happy spring. And with spring seems to come more Chicken Soup for the Soul books. This year I present to you Thanks Mom and Thanks Dad. There is simply no better way to say thanks to a parent, or a spouse, than to share with them the most heartfelt stories from real people about that special relationship. I selected and edited every story in both of these books – they made me laugh and cry and nod with profound understanding about the complexities that exists between parent and child. They made me think about my parents, my childhood, my children and how my children will think about me when they’re grown. They touch the very essence of our humanity.
Please let me know what you think of these books. I love feedback!