Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I'm Getting a Facelift!

No... not this face... lol


My author site,, is currently getting a facelift and will be all brand new (and organized) as my webdesigner extraordinaire at Ventilation Studios is so fond of saying.

I'm trés excited!

Hope you will join me in celebrating the new "me" when it rolls out on March 10th.

Rumor has it...

There will be...



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Second Issue of WMYS is Live!

“Hot off the proverbial Presses!”
Hello folks...

I'm a few days past my self-imposed deadline of November 15th for which I apologize. Life threw me several curve balls recently and I found myself trying to play catch up and complete several commitments all for the same time frame. Nevertheless, your patience has been rewarded and the latest issue of What Makes You Stronger is now available in our archives. Feel free to download and share it with others.

We have a another wonderful line up this issue.

Think Pink! The Journey Continues... by co-editor Trina Ramsey as she brings her Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer experience alive for those of us who weren't there. Please also check our gallery (once I read the fine print and figure out how the photo flip plugin thingy works) for photos taken during the walk. Great job Trina!

Hair's Looking at You! by Stacy Toyon a fabulously upbeat cancer survivor. Thanks for sharing Stacy!

St. Patrick's Day Toast a short poignant poem by Carolyn Helmberger - Thanks for sharing Carolyn!

Healthy Eating Corner by yours truly. This is where I search the web for healthy but yummy food finds and share my finds with you. You are also invited to share your tried and true, yummy yet healthy recipes.

Day Break by Diana M. Amadeo a beautiful tribute to friendship. Thanks for sharing Diana!

The Walk Away Woods - A photograph submitted by Christopher Woods of his wife Linda during her chemotherapy stint. They both found solace in photography during their cancer treatments. Thanks for sharing Christopher!

As always please check our resources page and please check our calls-for-submissions page. We will be posting our call for submissions shortly for our anthology due for release in October of 2010.

Peace and Blessings,

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Call For Submissions

Cancer Awareness Month - Have You Checked Your Boobies?

What Makes You Stronger: Real Talk About Breast Cancer

We want your true stories about your journey, the journey of a loved one or your secondhand experience as caregiver or medical professional. We want the anger, the despair, the "why me, God?" and the moment you realized, that despite the ravages to your body, the body of the loved one or the person in your professional care... you gained strength from the experience. Tell us about it, keep it real, nothing is taboo. The aim is to strengthen those who've just begun the journey, form a support community by mentorship, for those desiring it, prayer and daily inspirational thoughts, coping strategies for the pain, recipes that tempt the appetite and anything else that you wish to share.


All essays/stories should be nonfiction narratives, written in the first-person. Focus on one or a few selected moments; do not send rants or political speeches. Essays/Stories should be titled. Essays/Stories should be between 100 – 500 words and poems restricted to 40 lines. No funky fonts, please. Please include a brief bio (1-3 sentences) at the end of your submission and forward a headshot (neck and shoulders) to or

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but work must be submitted by December 15, 2009 to be considered for the January issue. Submissions received after December 15, 2009 will be considered for the April 2010 issue. Writers chosen for the newsletter will be contacted by December 31, 2009 and notified via email when the newsletter is available.

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