Wow - I've been so busy the last while; here, there and everywhere! If it's not work, then it's dealing with some personal matters that are soon to be on the mend! I've been writing, just unfortunately not here - so much has been going on! I'm working on a fantasy for teens, have been writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul, and have a book to be released this month by Evernight Teen which has required lots of prepping, planning and excitement. I hope you'll stop by my website for young adults at www.lisamcmanus.com
In the meantime, I have been reflecting on how fortunate I am to do what I do, and that is write AND have someone read my work AND like it enough to include it in an anthology of fabulous authors I am humbled to be in the company of. Chicken Soup for the Soul's latest release 'Think Possible' is full of 101 stories by authors who overcame challenges and adversity in various degrees to turn what they thought IMpossible into something possible. I have been fortunate to have previous work published by the fabulous folks at Chicken Soup for the Soul; the opportunities and experiences that have come with being published with them, and many other publishers who have seen something of interest in what I do, are countless. So it's a thrill when you're shopping at Costco filling your shopping cart of warehouse-size groceries for your family and you see copies of the book your work is in for sale - very cool.