The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Donna Volkenannt: MY Inspiration

        Yesterday I got my copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul Inspiration for Writers.



      Cathi LaMarche has a story in this collection. I won't give away too many details of her tale, but I will say I was yearning for a particular ending, and shazam! It finished just the way I wanted it to...it ended up being a combination memoir and fairy-tale-come-true. Cathi is one lucky lady. (You'll have to buy the book and read the story to find out why she is so fortunate in my eyes...)

      Donna Volkenannt is in the book as well. Donna had an integral role in my story and she's mentioned by name...several times. She pushed inspired me to do something that--without her prodding--I probably wouldn't have done. (It happened several years ago...way before I joined my critique group. Donna probably doesn't even remember or realize how she helped me.)

Donna Volkenannt--at one of her book signings in December 2012

     And hey! The WWWPs are mentioned (in my bio) as well. They have the label of "infamous." Perhaps "notorious" would be more apropos?

     Buy a copy of the book. It's one that every writer should have...

25 comments:

  1. Wow! Sioux. Congratulations. I had no idea. I'm flattered and honored to be mentioned in your essay. You are too kind.

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    1. Donna--Thanks, but no--thank YOU.

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  2. BIG congrats, Sioux! And though I don't have a particular Donna story, I agree. She's definitely an inspiration! (As are you!)

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    1. Cathy--Thanks. You inspire me as well. One of the things I like best about blogging is I have friends--and resources--all over the world.

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  3. Awesome, Sioux! It's out May 21st, right?

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    1. I think that's still the debut date.

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  4. Congratulations! I'm so proud of you! I've been following your blog for quite a while, as you know, and you've grown in confidence so much, and you're getting published on a regular basis. I'm happy that you have Donna and the rest of your WWWPs to encourage you and share your successes. You rock, lady!

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    1. Lisa--It's "rockers" like you and Cathy and Donna and Shay and Mama Zen and Val and Marcia and the WWWPs and...I could go on and on, but it's because of ALL of my writer friends that I've grown more confident.

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  5. Yay for you and Donna, too. You are both so generous and helpful.

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    1. Linda--Me, helpful? I've heard MANY adjectives used to describe me, but never that one. ;) Thanks.

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  6. Congrats! I'll have to get my hands on one of those tomes.

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    1. Val--Thanks. Have you submitted a story lately to an editor/publisher? Prodding minds want to know.

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  7. Congrats Sioux!!!! When is it coming out as I want to be sure and get a copy.

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  8. Those Chicken Gutz books are everywhere! Oh wait...Chicken Gutz was a comic strip.

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    1. Shay--You are so funny. I don't know about the Chicken Gutz, but the Chicken Soup books are everywhere, too.

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  9. Donna has helped me so many times, too. We need to have a Donna party! :) LOL Are you going to have a book signing, Sioux?

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  10. Margo--I agree. A Donna extravaganza. When you see her, why don't you suggest it...I'm sure she'd be agreeable. ;)

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  11. Donna is amazing and so are you. Congratulations on yet another publication!

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    1. Tammy--Thanks. I think all of my blogging friends are amazing women (and men).

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  12. Bloggers are incredible in how much they do and how well they do it.

    Congratulations!

    Pearl

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    1. Pearl--You, who has two books coming out, should know well how incredible bloggers are.

      Congrats to YOU on your 2nd book.

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  13. OK. I'm convinced I should get this volume. And I am def down for a Donna Extravaganza! She is all that.

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