Remember a couple weeks back? When I told you I was going to do a book giveaway for Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Think Positive for Kids? Halloween is the perfect day for it. And here’s why:
My story, called “Better Safe Than Sorry” is all about a scary moment from my youth. I mean the way, way back youth, when I was just a 10-year-old kid. (And no, that’s not the scary part.)
So, my mom sent me to a camp out in the sticks somewhere in South Carolina. (Still not the scary part.)
And on the last night of camp, we gathered in a big circle and roasted marshmallows and sang songs and the older kids were allowed to stay for the (here comes the scary part) ghoOOOoost stoOOOoories. Since my friend was one of the older kids, I got to stay with her.
Well, you’ll have to win the boooook to find out what happened next. Or if the suspense is killing you, get your own Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Think Positive for Kids. It’s such a gooOOooOOOood read!
(All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment, and on November 8th, I’ll draw a name. And please make sure you have some kind of contact info included. If I can’t mail your book, that’s beyond scary. It’s downright horrible!)
I enjoy reading the Chicken Soup books. Congratulations on having your story inside the book. I’d like to win the book.
Patricia, I bet you could be in one, too. Try it! (And good luck! It helps to read a couple books and get a good feel for the kinds of stories CS likes!)
Yay Cathy! Congratulations. I’d love to read your story whehter or not I win the book. You are amazing!
Aw, thanks, Linda. So are you! 😉
Your post made me laugh. Of course. :p Congrats on your inclusion in this book. I love the cover, and I bet I’ll love your story, too.
I love that cover, too, Lisa. Reminds me of a Junior Hall, back in the day! 😉
I just think it’s so fun that you got published. Congratulations!
Thanks, Julie! It never gets old, getting something published. 🙂
Congratulations, Cathy. You are such a positive person, no wonder you’re in Think Positive for Kids.
Aw, thanks, Donna! I don’t think I started out that way, but I work on being positive now. I mean, if you can’t believe in yourself, how are you going to convince others to believe in you? 🙂
Cathy–Congratulations. Your story is a wonderful one–reading it brought back lots of memories. (Please don’t enter me in the contest, however.)
Well, you have your own book, Sioux! (And a mighty fine story it is, too!)
Soooooooo, how much fun did you have writing this post? 🙂 I’d love to win a copy of the book, read your story, and get a glimpse of ten-year-old Cathy. Congratulations on another Chicken Soup!
I had a LOT of fun, thank you! 🙂 And P.S. Ten-year-old Cathy was a bit of a chicken. 🙂
Sounds like fun. Count me in.
ps..do you know you are a no-reply blogger? You need to change an email setting, that’s if you want to fix it.. 🙂
Well, you’re in, Constance. And now I’m going to check my email setting, to see what you’re talking about! Thanks for the heads up!
Ooo, fun! Congratulations, Cathy! I really want to know what happens…. 🙂
It’s a mystery, Madeline. OoooooooOOOooo. Well, I know. But I’m not tellin’. 🙂
Yes, it sounds really good, Miss Cathy! Congratulations on yet another publication- I hope to be like you some day! 🙂
Well, Katie, let’s hope you mean the writing bit. 🙂 And let’s really hope you make it before you need to dye your hair. 🙂 (P.S. That won’t be any problem for you!)
OOOOhhh…I wanna win!! I love that you are in the Chicken Soup series of books!! I totally need to get this book for my kids and read it with them, so even if I don’t win, I’ll buy an autographed copy 🙂
Aw, Rowena. *blushes*…Your kids are the perfect age for this book–I know they’ll like it!
and then… I was far away at that camping place and this horrible wiggly worm appeared on the page !
berk ! 😉 what a scary thing !
Hahahaa! Nicole, my story has a MUCH scarier worm. 😉 Thanks for dropping in and good luck!
Cathy, Congrats on your story and for giving us writers an example of how to use childhood experiences to get ideas!
I’ve got a ton of mileage out of my childhood experiences! (And my high school experiences, and my adult experiences and my …well. I think that’s enough, don’t you?) 🙂 Thanks for dropping in and the kind words!
The first experience with ghoOost stories is something everyone can relate to. Thank you for the inspiration to use memories of the past to write books for the future. Congrats!
Hi. Congratulations on having another story published!
Hi Juliana, thanks! It’s why I love my job. 😉
I had one of my stories published in Chicken Soup For The Soul: Angels Among Us edition so I know what it’s like to have one accepted. I would LOVE to be able to add this one to my collection…;~)
Donna L Martin
Donna, congrats to YOU! It never gets old, those CS acceptances! 😉 (And good luck!)
Cathy, this whole blog design and wording just makes me smile. I’m not surprised you have a story published in a CS book about positivity. I’d love to share this one with my kids!
Sounds like a great story and a neat book! 😀
Hi Cathy, your story—and the book—sounds great. very cute blog, btw.