Friday, December 9, 2011

Another Book Launch!

Dear Mom,

Remember that good news I said I had in my previous letter to you? I almost can’t believe this, but I just found out that another story that I wrote will be in another anthology. How cool is that?

St. Louis Reflections Book Release Party & Last-minute Holiday Book Fair
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
7-9pm at the Kirkwood Train Station
101 W. Argonne Dr. Kirkwood, MO 63122

There will be readings by the anthology authors. They'll be serving wine and cheese. Of course there will be books for sale for $9.99. And other books written by St. Louis Writers Guild members will be for sale also.

St. Louis Reflections anthology was created to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the St. Louis Writers Guild. Written by members of St. Louis Writers Guild, there are 45 pieces in the anthology, a mix of poetry, prose, and personal essays. It also includes a list of every member in 2010.

My piece is written about Hendel’s Market (titled “Hendel’s Market” pretty creative, huh?) and of course, you know where that was in Florissant, just two blocks away from where we lived when I was a kid. I hope I did it justice—there were a lot of us Sacred Heart school kids, and others who frequented Hendel’s. But what a place, that's for sure.


  1. Congratulations, Lynn! You're getting more and more notches on your belt.

  2. Congratulations!

    How wonderful for you, Lynn. You are certainly building up your publishing credits.

    I've eaten lunch at Hendel's a few times and love it. Whenever I go I try to duck in to Sacred Heart church.

    How blessed you are to have spent your childhood in such a lovely neighborhood.

  3. Oh what fun for you! How can others order a book?Can wine and cheese by mailed too? Ha-ha.

    I went to readings of poets for the Begin Again book to honor Kansas 150th birthday. One man stood and read his "Joplin poem" that was rejected by Storm Country. Hubby said ,"That was good, why wasn't it used?" Not my choice to reject, but what a burden to sit in audience and hear the comments!

    Have a great time yourself next Tuesday! I know you will.

  4. Congratulations! You're on a roll! What a lovely early Christmas present. :)

  5. Sioux, thank you.
    Donna, yes I'm definitely blessed and thank you.
    Bookie, I believe the books can be ordered through and eventually through Amazon. I would imagine that there were a lot of good stories and poems that didn't make the anthology and feel blessed to be one of those who did make it.
    Lisa, thank you and yes!

  6. Bookie - here's a link:

  7. Hey, Lynn, congratulations! Man, you are really on a roll right now...I'm so proud of you.

    Hope your p.j. party was lots of fun.

    Kathy M.


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