Received confirmation today that my story, My Shadow, will be published in the August 2017 edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul. The book is called Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That? 101 Stories of Miracles, Mischief and Magical Moments. What's great about this particular edition is "royalties from the book go to American Humane, one of the organizations that Chicken Soup for the Soul supports in its broad program to help care for shelter animals and promote adoption."
This was a true story that is being published about my favorite cat. It was actually a little hard to write, because I miss him so much. I believe that's what must have caught the editor's attention as the story events seem rather unremarkable. So take a note aspiring writers: write about something you love or feel passionate about and it will shine through, increasing your chances for publication.
I'm a writer... so that means I write a bunch. Blogs are just the pieces that never make it into the final cut.