I was having my hair done at the salon recently and mentioned to the owner, Mamie, that an essay I’d written had been published in one of the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. Over the years she’s heard about my publishing successes and disappointments; I figured with this latest news she’d congratulate me, and quickly return to the clip and curl she was finishing on a customer
January 26, 2015 | Lisa Braxton
One of the best decisions I made about 10 years ago was to join my church book club. As a writer who spends much of her spare time in isolation with her work, I relish the book club meetings. We women gather monthly over potluck meals, glasses of sparkling wine, and desserts that leave us with mild regret. The book selection could be a literary novel, ethnic fiction, a presidential biography, or a bodice ripper bordering on the erotic.