Thursday, November 15, 2007


I sent my manuscript one day and was published the next. It's true. They were just different books. I mailed my manuscript yesterday and today got a surprise in the mail. Remember that Chicken Soup for the Nurses' Soul anthology I've talked about? Well, today I got my copy in the mail. My name is in the table of contents. My story is on page 92 and my bio is in the back of the book...very cool!

This is the first time I've seen my name in a book! It will be in bookstores on December 7th, so I did not expect to see it this early. I actually thought it was junk mail since the return address said something about "health." It sat in my living room all day. I was saving it for my husband to open even though my name was on it. Afterall, I do the bills, he does the junkmail. But he insisted I open it and I did reluctantly. Sheesh!

What a surprise! So warn the neighbors, alert the media, tonight I'm doin' the happy dance!
photo: post office where I left my baby (not literal baby, of course)



Nita said...

Yay Karen! I love how far you've come, and I can buy the book point to your story and say I know her. I just won't mention that I 'know' you in cyberspace, I still know you and am proud of you.

Btw, Joanne tagged me, and now I've tagged you. Be interesting to see what you come up with.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Thanks Nita- After a couple of really difficult years, it is so nice to have something to celebrate. My writing has become a lifeline of hope. Thank you for celebrating with me, it means a lot!

Joanne tagged you? I'll go check out your blog to see what you're talking about.


Brian said...


Your project involving the letters your father wrote sounds positively exciting. I just love stuff like that.

I wish you lots of success.

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Thank you Brian! I've been so immersed in it for so long, that it's nice to get a kind is indeed exciting. ~Karen