Today my contributor's copies of Spring: Women's Inspiration for the Season of Hope and New Beginnings, edited by Debra Landwehr Engle and Diane Glass, arrived. My essay, "The Rescue Dog," is included; it's about how Laramie (whose photo I posted last week) came into our lives in a difficult season.
This book is one of a series of four being published this year by Tending Your Inner Garden, in celebration of their tenth year of offering programs on health, growth, and healing for women. You can check out the website to learn about their on-site programs in Iowa, their potential on-line program, and the book series.
The books are available either in print or as downloads.
If you sign up for their newsletter, you get a free e-book. Also, if you're a woman interested in writing, you still have time to submit an essay or poem for consideration for Fall, the fourth book in the series. Full details are on the website; the deadline for submission is October 30.
The editors are old friends, and it's been a pleasure to watch them bring this series to fruition. Two wonderful women committed to empowering women in every way, Deb and Diane exemplify the new world of publishing, a world in which four or five large, rich New York publishers control the industry, leaving lots of room for independent publishers to create and publish powerful niche books. I'm proud to be part of this project.