Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #143

Over the last several years, I've been privileged to contribute to two Cup of Comfort anthologies. They've published 45 books over 10 years and sold two million copies.

I recently visited their website and discovered they are no longer taking submissions as of January 1, 2011. The final book, "A Cup of Comfort for Christian Women," will be published in February 2011.

These books will still be available on their website and at various other booksellers. I'm sad to see this series end.

Have any of you been published in a Cup of Comfort anthology? Which one? Are there any fond memories you'd like to share?





Crystal Laine Miller, of Christian Book Scout, gives teen writers advice. The tips are not only valuable for young people, but also for grown-ups.

Have any of your children, grandchildren, or students shown an interest in writing? How do you encourage their creativity?













Have a Happy February Weekend!


18 comments:

Tonya said...

I have seen these books, but have never read one, they do sound really uplifting. The link you left I will check out for writing tips. Blessings and have a happy weekend.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Tonya -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I thought the writing tips Crystal gave would work well for everyone.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Rhonda Schrock said...

Now I'm curious...do you have something else cooking, other venues that you're working to get published in? One door closes, another opens...

Keep us posted!

Waving and grinning,

Rhonda

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

I'm always looking for new markets, but I had a soft spot for Cup of Comfort. Maybe I'll try Chicken Soup next. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Nancy said...

My son wrote a funny article for his college newspaper. It was well written. I was so proud of him. He also can do very good book reviews on Facebook. I encourage him every chance I get. I do with he would take his considerable talent more seriously.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

Sometimes it takes budding writers time to recognize their gifting and pursue it. Don't give up hope. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Terri Tiffany said...

I heard that recently too. I tried several times to get in and never could. COngrats that you did!!

Marja said...

Thanks for the round-up Susan! I have nieces and nephews who enjoy writing, I tell them to go for it, but to ask themselves two questions before starting: what do I write and why do I write?

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

I should email you about Chicken Soup. I know you'll be doing a workshop on writing for them.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

Those are excellent questions. Without a set purpose or vision, persevering in the face of rejection is tough.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

Sorry to hear those books will be coming to an end. As far as young writers, two of my three children enjoy writing as adults. The other one likes it too, just doesn't have the time.
Blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Yes, I was sad when I read their note. Perhaps they ran out of ideas...or readers.

Blessings,
Susan

Jean Fischer said...

I'm not familiar with the "Cup of Comfort" books. Are they similar to "Chicken Soup"?

Blessings,
Jean

Jeanette Levellie said...

I think I need a stack of Cup of Comfort Books right now.

My daughter writes light romance novels, my son has a degree in English composition and is a great editor, and I imagine at least one of my grandkids will show a flair for words. I will encourage them to write for the Master, and crave His applause more than fickle men's.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

Yes, they're similar to Chicken Soup but Christian.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

There's a lot of writing talent in your family! I know of several authors (Cathy Marie Hake and Brandilyn Collins) whose daughters are following in their footsteps.

Blessings,
Susan :)

DenaNetherton said...

Hi Susan, I was published in A Caup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters. I came out about two years ago. I'm sorry the series is ending;I didn't know.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dena -

They put out many excellent volumes. I contributed to the two books you see on the right side of my blog. :)

Blessings,
Susan