Monday, May 24, 2010


{ photo credit austinevan }

I mentioned yesterday that a piece I wrote was going to be published. In a book. A real one, with paper and  a cover. (sorry I'm still a little shocked and excited by it!). Well I have all the information on the pre-sale. The proceeds form this book are going to children's charities. So I hope you will pick one up, not just for me, but  because it's a good cause. 

Here is the info, it can also be found here

From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Front Lines of Parenting is now available for public pre-sale.  The ISBN for this title is 978-0-578-05737-8 and will be available through various distribution channels.  To carry this title in your store please contact Beth Davis at
Inside the pages of this book, dozens of authors have given of themselves to share their unique perspective on the journey of parenthood and to make a difference in the lives of children along the way.  The result is a collection of stories and poems that track the fun, the challenging and the truly phenomenal aspects of parenting. 
From pregnancy worries and the miracle of birth to tough times and growing up, each unique triumph and challenge through a lifetime of parenthood palpitates on the page. 
From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Front Lines of Parentingwas created to raise money for children’s charities.  With this collaborative effort, we will help every child get the medical care that they need and find cures for some of life’s most devastating diseases. 
With inspired stories and poems from a group of extraordinary writers, this volume will leave an impression on the heart of any parent. 
Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to children’s charities. 
Public Pre-Sale Prices: 
Single Book: $22.50 + S&H
Carton (six books): $130 + S&H
Only 500 copies of the book are available at the public pre-sale price.  With several dozen authors participating and promoting the book for public pre-sale, these books are going to move fast!
Once you receive this information, you can participate in this private pre-sale.  Pre-sale orders will be taken on a first come, first served basis.  To take advantage of these prices please email the following information to
  • Name
  • Shipping Address
  • Phone Number
  • Number of Books Desired
  • Payment Method
  • Email (for invoice purposes)
We accept all major credit cards.  An invoice for the amount due will be sent to you with payment instructions.


Corinne Cunningham said...

How exciting!!! I'm thrilled for you :)

Hyacynth said...

This is AWESOME! Congrats! :)

MommyLovesStilettos said...

How exciting!! Congrats! :)

Hen Jen said...


This Heavenly Life said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations on being IN PRINT!!

Shell said...

Yay! I really need to order this.

I have something in there, too, but I ran out of time and just grabbed an old post to submit. Now, I wish I'd written something else. Oh, well.

Dumb Mom said...

Well neato! Congrats to you. I'll have to check this out.

Maegan Beishline said...

Congratulations, Melissa! That is so very, very exciting!!!