Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Non-Baking Post

I hope you all don't mind a non-baking post, but I'd like to share some fun news and this blog seems as good a place as any. :)

I just had a short story accepted for publication in a kids' magazine! My story will appear in the April 2011 issue of
Pockets magazine, a Christian publication for kids aged 6-12. You can find out more about them by visiting their website:

While out an a walk earlier today, I had a sudden realization about my story. Every short story in
Pockets is accompanied by pictures--either artists' renderings or photographs of real people. Somebody is in charge of either finding photos or drawings to match my story! I wonder how the characters from my imagination will turn out when they make their publication debut. I don't know if soon-to-be thirteen-year-old twins Erik and Espy will turn out anything like I had in mind, but I'm eager to find out! Guess I'll have to wait until April.

By the way, the magazine is always looking for articles on "real children involved in environmental efforts, peacemaking, and helping others for our Kids with a Mission feature." (Quote taken from their website) If anyone knows any kids who deserve recognition for the good work they do, let me know. I'd love to do an article on them and submit it to


  1. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! You'll have to remind us again in April so we can read your story!

  2. Congrats! That's fantastic news!! I'm so, so, so happy for you! I'll be sure to give you some props on my website. :)

  3. Thanks, Ginny Marie and Mary! As fellow bloggers, I'm sure you can appreciate my excitement over someone paying me for my writing. I've never been so excited to see a W-9 form as I was when I opened the acceptance letter. :)

  4. Congrats Amy!!!! I am so excited for you and cannot wait to read the story.