Today I’m celebrating the release of two anthologies in which my work appears.
The first is available for pre-order at this point, but for some reason, Amazon.com has the book offered at a 51% discount (which is essentially cheaper than I can buy it from the publisher!). The book is a Chicken Soup for the Soul title called Dreams and Premonitions: 101 Amazing Stories of Miracles, Divine Intervention, and Insight.
In this book, my story “The Mentor” appears. This is the amazing dream I had that changed my life. In the dream, my grandfather, who I never knew, gave me advice that led me down the path as a writer. I was fascinated by the Chicken Soup title Messages from Heaven, and I look forward to reading the collection of stories in this anthology as well.
Description from the publisher: Sixth sense, gut feeling, instinct. Whatever you call it, sometimes we have no logical reason for knowing something—but still we know it. In this collection, you’ll read 101 stories of intuition, insight, and inspiration that will amaze you and encourage you tap into your own inner wisdom
We all have the ability to tap into our intuition, but often find it hard to do. Dreams and premonitions are often the way our intuition or our faith in the beyond manifest. You will be awed and amazed by these true stories from everyday people who have experienced the extraordinary. The 101 stories in this book will enlighten and encourage you to listen to your dreams and your own inner voice.
The second release is an anthology published by a company called FTB. The book is called Irrational Fears. My story is about a burned-out teacher who finds escape in lucid dreaming. In her sleep, she is able to live out her desires and cleanse her frustrations so that she can better function at work. The problem is, she becomes so good at lucid dreaming that the line between dreaming and reality starts to blur… and then blur some more.
You can purchase it in paperback, borrow for free with Kindle Unlimited, or purchase the Kindle version for about the cost of a cup of coffee.
Description from the publisher: Irrational fears can be described as an anxiety or phobia of seemingly normal or innocuous objects, animals or happenings. The fear can be subtle or paralyzing, either way it makes for a great story. This is a collection of those stories.
Irrational Fears is a anthology of works from a talented and diverse group of international writers. FTB Press is proud to share their voice with a shared community of readers. Among others, the stories include strange fears, of clowns, ballerinas, vomit and a creepy hand floating in a toilet.
The cast of writers includes Essel Pratt, Wayne Via, Lance Hyden, Katherine Hannula Hill, Paul Rhodes, Matthew Lett, Tracey Chapman, DJ Tyrer, Alex Harasymiw, David Bergheim, John Timm, Paul Griley, Robin Becker, Thomas Elson, Casey Douglas, Erin O’Loughlin, Val Muller, Anne Wilson and Carol L. Park.