Look for my essay in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game”

Chicken Soup Cover

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game is a collection of stories that will encourage you, support you, and make you laugh. It goes on sale at a bookseller near you on December 17th. My essay, “Short Distance Romance,” about how I met my husband, appears in the volume.

It is a thrill to be published by Chicken Soup. For years I have been honored to get my essays and fiction published in literary journals with small press runs. This is the first time my creative writing has been accepted by a mainstream publication. People will actually be able to buy it in brick and mortar and online bookstores. Patrons will be able to pick it off the shelf of their local library.

I will add this to my list of publishing credits, which I hope will help me once I finish my novel and start to look for an agent.

Meanwhile, I’ll be checking the mail for the complimentary copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game the editors say they’re sending me. And in case you’re stumped for holiday gift ideas, I understand they make great stocking stuffers.


About lisabraxton

Lisa Braxton, a native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University and her Master of Science degree in Journalism at Northwestern University. She is the immediate past president of the Women’s National Book Association/Boston Chapter and an Emmy-nominated journalist. She is a former television news anchor and reporter and spent her television career at stations in Champaign, Illinois, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and Hartford, Connecticut. She is also a former newspaper reporter and radio reporter. She currently lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Lisa has been published in numerous literary journals, including Snake Nation Review, Foliate Oak, and Meetinghouse: A Journal of New England Fiction, Clockhouse Review, and Literary Brushstrokes.
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5 Responses to Look for my essay in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game”

  1. Congrats, fellow contributor! I too am in this book and this is my first published work. I got my books yesterday!

  2. P.S. Just read your story! Beautiful! I’m on page 363, Story #94. Congrats on finding your true love! Hold on tight.

  3. Sue says:

    Congrats to you! I’m in this book too! I can’t wait to get home tonight and look your story up. This is my first mainstream published work – I’ve been published mainly in Christian devotionals prior. So glad to meet you and connect!

  4. suemidd48 says:

    Congrats! I’m in this book as well. It’s my first mainstream published work – I’ve been published mostly in Christian devotionals prior. I’m looking forward to getting home to read your essay! Nice to connect with you and continued blessings.

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