Twitter Launch Party and Podcast for Chicken Soup for the Soul’s New Book!

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Friends and fellow dog lovers,
Amy Newmark, publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, is having a Twitter launch party for this book on August 8th. Anyone can attend. It’s like a cocktail party conversation online.
My story “He Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly” is in this book, and will be 1 of 4 stories featured on the podcast. I may also be interviewed about that story in another 15-minute podcast later.
I hope you can make one or both of these events! See info below on how to listen if you’re new to podcasts.
Some useful information from Chicken Soup’s email to me –
 
We are excited to let you know your story He Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly which appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Really Did That? will be featured on the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast.
 
A new podcast will be available each weekday and they can be downloaded for free the same way that you get other podcasts.
 
There is a theme for each day of the week. Your story will be shared on 8/23/17 and will continue to be available on the app once it airs.
 
If you are new to podcasts you may be surprised to learn you already have a podcast button on your smartphone. You can listen to podcasts on your phone, your computer, or your iPad or other tablet.
 
To find the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast, search within iTunes or your particular podcast app, or click here for podcast – http://chickensoup.podbean.com
 
If you need a little technical assistance or detailed instructions on how to download and listen to the podcast, then please click here for easy instructions – http://chickensoup.podbean.com/p/first-time-here/
 
The podcasts are about six or seven minutes long Monday-Thursday and they provide entertaining stories as well as great advice and easy-to-implement tips to improve your life. On Fridays, Amy Newmark will ask one of our four authors to join her for a longer podcast—about fifteen minutes.
 
We hope you will listen and enjoy!
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New Publishing

Please look for my story He Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly in this book in all major booksellers on and offline in early August. This will be my 16th story in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I’m always proud to contribute to their wholesome and inspirational books! Royalties from this book go to the American-Human Society!

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New Book Release: Chicken Soup for the Soul – The Spirit of America

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My story “The Sixty-Year Old Little Girl” is in this new book – Chicken Soup for the Soul book – The Spirit of America, available now at Walmart, Barnes and Noble and online.

I have contributed to twenty Chicken Soup for the Soul titles now and am always proud to do so because of the positivity, inspiration and light they bring to a world that sometimes seems to grow more negative every day. This election is a perfect example. It’s not so much about the politicians. They’ve always been ruthless. What disturbs me more is the Americans becoming violent with each other for having differences of opinion rather than discussing it, even if that means yelling at each other. So at this time more than any other, I’m proud to be part of something that can help bring Americans together. Here is the official press release from Chicken Soup for the Soul headquarters:

This book focuses on what unites us, not what divides us. When Chicken Soup for the Soul’s author, editor-in-chief and publisher Amy Newmark decided to collect stories for a book about the spirit of America more than a year ago, she never anticipated how much we, as a nation, would need this book. “I knew that we would need an antidote to all the negativity that always arises during a presidential election year, but I had no idea it would get this bad,” she said. “We recognize there are significant problems that need to be addressed, but we do live in a wonderful country. We can forget that sometimes amid all the emotions of the election process. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America is our chicken soup for our fellow Americans—a reminder of why we are all so passionate about what we believe is best for our country. I hope this collection of 101 stories about everything American will help to unite us, not divide us.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America takes us on a journey across our beautiful nation, meeting our veterans, active service members and their families; revisiting the patriotism and unity of 9/11; showing us the ingenuity and positive attitude that we’re known for; displaying the diversity of our geography and our people; relating stories about our favorite American traditions; and introducing us to proud new citizens who remind us how lucky we are to live here—with our freedom to advance, to move, and to express ourselves. There’s even a whole chapter on the American flag, with inspiring stories about how much the red, white and blue means to us, right in time for Flag Day on June 14th.

“As we do often, we are using this book to raise money for a worthy cause – and one that is very relevant to its subject matter – the Bob Woodruff Foundation and its Stand Up for Heroes fundraising program,” said William J. Rouhana, Jr., chief executive officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul. “This is the second time that we have earmarked royalties from one of our books to raise funds for the Bob Woodruff Foundation to support their work with post–9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families.”

The book’s foreword writer Lee Woodruff, who is married to broadcaster Bob Woodruff, says, “The people you meet in these pages, and the tales they tell, will remind you why we are the most fortunate people in the world—Americans.” She talks about her particular passion—the military—in the foreword. After her husband was wounded while embedded as a reporter with the Army in Iraq, Lee saw our military at its best, saving her husband’s life. And she and Bob have given back in a major way, founding the Bob Woodruff Foundation to support programs that provide health and social services for veterans.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soulbook series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 23 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, television shows and movies, and a variety of other digital content and licensed products, all inspired by stories, as it continues “changing the world one story at a time®.”

To receive a review copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America or to request an interview, please contact Tanya Taylor Miciak at 615.254.9389 or tanya@triple7pr.com

CONTACT: Tanya Taylor Miciak 615.254.9389

Look for My Story in This New Chicken Soup for the Soul Book!

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Brooke Burke-Charvet was on Good Morning America recently promoting the new Chicken Soup for the Soul book, The Joy of Less. A humor poem of mine titled “Slightly Bent Flugelhorn, Best Offer” is in it.

This is the 11th Chicken Soup for the Soul book I have contributed to. I’m always proud to be a part of their wholesome and inspirational books.

The Joy of Less is a fun, helpful book about decluttering our lives and minds. Not just curing “hoarding” but also eliminating unnecessary activity that distracts us from larger dreams/goals, and even people who aren’t truly in our corner.

For many people, including myself too often, life sometimes feels like trying to run but being held back, as if we’re running through a briar patch but the thorns keep snagging us. It’s a frustrating feeling, and a hole that months and years fall into. The only cure is removing the unnecessary clutter from our lives and minds, and focusing on what matters most.

Here’s a link to the Good Morning America segment – http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/brooke-burke-charvet-de-cluttering-life-soul-38528160\

Here’s a song about decluttering the mind by my favorite singer/songwriter, David Wilcox – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl6YdzuVb9I

You can pick up a copy of The Joy of Less online or at all major bookstores.

New Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast!

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Amy Newmark, the publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, has started a series of inspirational podcasts. Each one will highlight a different Chicken Soup for the Soul book and story. A new podcast will be available each weekday starting February 22nd and they can be downloaded for free the same way that you get other podcasts.

If you are new to podcasts, you may be surprised to learn you already have a podcast button on your smartphone. You can listen to podcasts on your phone, your computer, or your iPad or other tablet. To find the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast, just search within iTunes or your particular podcast app.

The podcasts are about six or seven minutes long, Monday–Thursday, and they provide entertaining stories as well as great advice and easy-to-implement tips to improve your life. On Fridays, publisher Amy Newmark will ask one of our co-authors or contributors to join her for a longer podcast — about fifteen minutes.

Here’s the rundown of the first week of the podcast:

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY

Be Kind of Yourself

[story by Sara Matson]
TIP TUESDAY A Smile Is a Boomerang [story by Cristy Trandahl]
WOW WEDNESDAY

Impossible Love

[story by Sharon Graham]
THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY From Dumpster Dog to Service Dog [story by Kathryn Bales]
FRIEND FRIDAY

Supermodel EMME Joins Amy to Talk Self-Esteem, Body Image, and Curvy Women

 

Happy Listening!

You’re Invited! “Chicken Soup for the Soul, Dreams and Premonitions” Virtual Book Launch, on Tuesday, 9/22/15

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Join me at 12 PM for a live, one-hour TweetChat to celebrate the launch of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new book, Dreams and Premonitions. (My story “The Warning” is in it.)

It will be hosted by co-author Kelly Sullivan Walden.

If you or anyone you know finds dreams fascinating and mysterious, please invite them by sharing this message and the hashtag #DreamsPremonitions 

Further details are below. 

When: Tuesday, September 22nd (Book Launch Day), from 12-1pm PST (3-4pm EST)

Where: Twitter. The best way to see and participate is to go to http://twubs.com/DreamsPremonitions (and create your own account).

What is a Tweetchat? A live moderated Twitter event that’s focused around a general topic. Our topic is Dreams and Premonitions. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation we will be using the hashtag, #DreamsPremonitions, on every tweet.

I hope to see you there!  🙂