2014 is turning out to be a fabulous year, and I want to tell you about a few good things that is making it so!
First, my essay about a broken friendship has been chosen to be part of an anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends, the second book from The HerStories Project. The book will be published in September, and I’m so excited. I can hardly believe that my name will be in a book, a real book! Please stay tuned here for more news as the editors gear up to the launch in a few months.
Speaking of names on things, my name is on a product! Hippie Chick Granola, owned by my friend Ilene launched their newest granola blend, Tropical Fruit Granola with Coconut and Almonds last week, and she so kindly and beautifully, named it Alison’s Blend (and you can read the story of how that came about if you click on the link). She truly made my week. No, my year. Ilene’s granola is amazing, and she’s giving Writing, Wishing readers a 10% discount on any online order from now until June 16! Head to the store now, and enter this promo code on checkout: ALISON10.
Last week, I received the most adorable book in the mail – Happy People Everywhere by my talented friend, Jennie Goutet (who blogs at A Lady in France). It’s a children’s book, which Jennie wrote (and drew) some 20 years ago when she was teaching. I love that she decided to publish it. My youngest, at 2, really enjoys the illustrations and repeating all the words after me. Buy it today! (not an Amazon affiliate, I just love recommending good children’s books)
Lastly, on Saturday, I took over BonBon Break‘s Instagram feed for their Behind-the-Scenes project, which was super fun. The idea is simple – show a day-in-the-life/ behind-the-scenes through photos. I had great fun sharing a slice of life in Kuala Lumpur with fellow BonBon Breakers. Oh, they are always looking for submissions of posts for their site, so if you’re interested in becoming a contributor, submit here now!
Another reminder – Head to Hippie Chick Granola now to grab some delicious granola, and Writing, Wishing readers gets a 10% discount on any online order from now until June 16! Head to the store, pick your granola (and buy Alison’s Blend!), and enter this promo code on checkout: ALISON10.