Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Excitement of Another Kind

Our family had some very exciting news last week.  Our oldest daughter, Jenny, announced that her first book has been accepted for publication and will be available in bookstores and on Amazon next fall!  You can't imagine how proud we are of her for this accomplishment.

She's been writing since she was a child and won a scholarship for one of the short stories that she wrote in her senior year of high school.  For the past 16 years she has been a stay-at-home mom for her five sons and her loving and very proud husband.  In her 'spare' time, she has put her talents to good use, writing poems and articles for local, national and international publications, including five or six of the "Chicken Soup for the..Soul." books.  Even if this book doesn't become a commercial success (but I'm sure it will be, she knows that professionals in the literary world recognize her work and think it's worthy of publication.  Her efforts have been validated.

I can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy of Love Letters For the Angels of Death by Jennifer Quist and start reading.  Jenn says I'll get an autographed copy of this book which, she says, is neither a romance nor a horror story as the title may suggest! 

Jenn and her family - four years ago.  I'm really going to have to get a more up-to-date picture of the whole group.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How nice ! The picture is beautiful but I imagine those boys have grown.

thisisme said...

Congratulations to Jenny! Well done indeed. She must be thrilled. Super photo - 5 boys! Waow!

Ellie said...

Wow congratulations to Jenny, I hope she has a best seller on her hands :))
No wonder you are so proud. Her family look lovely too :))

MIckey said...

Congratulations and success with your book Jenny! We'll be looking for it next Fall!

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

How exciting!!! Cant wait to read it too!!