The year 2008 had barely begun when an e-mail popped into my Inbox that surprised me at first. As I read the words a second time, a feeling of warm pleasure worked its way from my toes to my head. An editor from Guideposts Books wrote to say she'd read my story "The Perfect Grandchild" (Story ID 2292)at OurEcho and that she would like to purchase the story to include in a new anthology titled Miracles of Hope. We wrote back and forth and by day's end I had a contract in hand. The book will be published in March of 2008.
We post our work, check on the number of hits a story receives, what ranking it attains and enjoy an occasional reader's comment. I never considered the possibility of selling one of my stories posted here in the manner in which it happened. Old story, new book--most definitely a nice way to begin the year.