Prov 17:22

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine... - Proverbs 17:22

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On Guard for Thee

Just happened to be home for lunch today when I got the most interesting phone call from Connecticut. Amy Newmark, publisher at Chicken Soup for the Soul, invited me to serve on the “Editorial Advisory Board” for their upcoming book called O Canada! How cool is that? Because this book will be filled with stories about Canada and Canadians, she needs some Canadians to help her evaluate them (and buttered me up by telling me I was one of their favorite Canadians).
     They received thousands of stories for this book, which they have narrowed down to 145 (one of which is mine). They need to further narrow it to 101 stories for the book. So I, along with five others, will be reading and scoring these stories and they’ll use our feedback to make their final selections. No way would I turn this down, even though Amy said there was nothing in it for me but fame and glory. I’m thinking it will look pretty sweet on my writing/publishing credits, eh?
    I’ll be looking for subtle Canadian nuances or political incorrectness that American editors might miss. Like how much we enjoy bragging about our rotten weather. Have you got any you'd like to remind me of?
   And don’t worry, the book will have plenty of hockey and Tim Horton’s stories in spite of me.


  1. That's great, Terrie! I love Canada too!

  2. Wow, Terrie! Congratulations! Oh, and don't forget how much we love mosquitoes. Did I hear somewhere that the mosquito is soon to be our national 'bird'? (-: