Thursday, December 20, 2012

What I've Always Wanted for Christmas

To be a published author.  On paper. And now, a mere five days before the day itself, I have proof that I am!

Several months ago the lovely, wise Michelle alerted me to a call for submissions she thought would be 'right up my alley.' It was.  Cherry Bomb Books was putting together an anthology in response to what the media was calling the "War on Women" in the United States.  I submitted an idea, the editor decided to run with it, and the last few months have been a whirlwind of writing, re-writing, editing, more re-writing, and more editing.  Kim Wyatt has my undying gratitude for her masterful ideas and the way she pulled more out of my words than I ever could have alone, and I can't wait for people to read this book.  Follow the link to Cherry Bomb's site to learn more and preorder the book.  It will be released on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22, 2013, and I am so proud to be included in this list of magnificent writers.

Eve and Lola saw the cover art and raised their eyebrows, read the title and promptly said, "We can't talk about this to Grandpa!" and giggled.  I agree it's provocative, but that's the point, isn't it?  More to the point, however, is the myriad of perspectives from a terrific group of women 40 years after Roe v. Wade became the law of the land, despite the battles that have been fought over it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas :)) so happy you got your wish, for you, for all of us who cannot wait to read it, and for all these women who will have their voice and cause heard.

Congratulations Kari. So so happy for you.

- Isabelle

Alicia D said...

whoooo hooooo!!! that is so great! congratulations :). well deserved and i can not wait to read it :)

Carrie Link said...

I'm so super proud of, and excited for you! You've persevered, and it's paid off!!!

fullsoulahead.com said...

So happy for your Kari! I'm sure your piece will be brilliant. It was only a matter of time before your talent was recognized.

hg said...

Congrats,Kari! So happy for you and proud of you. Way to go and keep going!

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so happy for you. I love the cover, and the title. Can hardly wait to read the stories. And I can hardly wait to see where your powerful words take you next.

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