Wednesday, May 4, 2011

An acceptance

Toot-toot! I received an acceptance on my poem, Army Wives, from Silver Boomer Books. It will appear in their newest anthology, The Harsh and the Heart--Patriots Dream to be released in August 2011.

Everyone knows the sacrifices a soldier makes, but many don't realize the sacrifices (and friendships) their spouses make. This poem is very special to me as it is about my best friend who has dementia. We met as army wives and newlyweds, forty-two years ago.

Check out Silver Boomer Books. They have a list of possible upcoming titles. I have been published in four of the Silver Boomer Anthologies. They just keep getting better. The page layout is unique. There are quotes that scroll across the bottom of each page and continue from first to last page. The quotes are as much fun to read as the prose and poetry. Do check out the Silver Boomer Books.

21 comments:

Odie Langley said...

Congratulations, so glad your work is getting where you want it. Have a wonderful day.

irishoma said...

Congratulations, Linda. What a sweet gesture for your friend.
Donna V.

BECKY said...

Congrats, Linda! Is this one that I've read? I certainly remember hearing about your friend, and how heart breaking it is.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Odie, Donna and Becky,
Thanks. I just wrote this one. Never shared it with anyone. When I saw the call out, I thought, wow, no one mentions the spouses.
Thanks for your comments.

Claudia Moser said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Well done!

melody-mae said...

congrats my friend!!!

D. U. Okonkwo said...

Wow - very impressive. Poetry is very tricky. Congratulations!

Bookie said...

Congrats, Linda. Love hearing such good news.

Thisisme. said...

So pleased for you. Congratulations and so sorry to hear that your poor friend has Dementia. It's such an awful illness, for the sufferer and all the family.

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats to you! sandie

Val Thevictorian said...

Congratulations! You are a Jill of many trades. I can barely write memoir. And let's not forget your craftiness. I wouldn't be surprised if you recycled some castaway everyday items into your very own tootin' horn. Well done!

Susan Fobes said...

Congratulations! A poem with a bit of your own heart in it is always best...

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Yay! Awesome news. Congrats!

Lynn said...

Good thing that your published list can go on forever because that's what is happening! Congrats!

diannagraveman said...

Congrats to you, Linda!

becky said...

reading your impressive list to the right, Linda! how did you manage NOT to make it into THIS PATH? it's the only SBB anthology that doesn't have a Linda O'Connell piece! ;)

Debora said...

Congratulations! You are creating quite a handsome list of credits!

Clara Gillow Clark said...

Congratulations to you, Linda! Write on!

Karen Lange said...

Woo hoo! Congrats! Thanks for the link, will check it out.
Happy Mother's Day weekend,
Karen :)

Tammy said...

Congratulations! How sweet to do a tribute to your friend.

Janet, said...

Congratulations! I'll go check them out.