Cindy Hudson Lands Book Deal! / Writers on the Rise Celebrates Five Years

Dear Fellow Writers,

I have news.

Don’t I always, though?

Columnist, Cindy Hudson has gotten a book deal! Please join me in sharing our hearty congratulations with Cindy. I’ll let her make it official:

Cindy HudsonCindy Hudson announces that her non-fiction guidebook, Bonding Through Books: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs, has been accepted for publication by Seal Press in 2010. Bonding Through Books will guide readers through the process of starting mother-daughter book clubs, keeping them thriving as the girls grow and solving problems that may crop up along the way. Hudson’ writes about the topic on her website, www.MotherDaughterBookClub.com, and her blog, www.MotherDaughterBookClub.wordpress.com.


Woo-hoo! That was fun. What a talented bunch we are.

Also, this e-zine just celebrated an anniversary. That’s right, we’re FIVE years old!

[Sound of cheers and applause!]

Wow. I can still remember starting things up using just my e-mail program and my list of former students back when I was teaching courses at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington back in 2003.

Look how far we’ve come! I probably had about fifty subscribers to start with. Today we have two thousand. I did everything myself back then, too. Over time I’d invite my students to submit their work and we grew and grew to the point we’re at today. These days we have a managing editor (Sage) and two associate editors (Kristin and Cindy), not to mention a total of ten contributors.

Today I’ve got one of my former students from back in Bellingham taking my Platform Development class. When I saw the list of writing accomplishments she’d accumulated since then I almost fell out of my chair.

A lot can get accomplished in five years…if you stay with it, work hard and don’t let the odd rejection throw you off course.

I hope that you guys feel inspired by all the hard work, love of writing, and commitment the ten of us have poured into this e-zine over the past ten issues.

I’d like to thank the entire crew: Sage, Kristin, Cindy, Wendy, Lori, Hope, Gregory, Sue and Gigi. And wish everyone a very happy holiday season!

We’ll be back again next year with a fresh crew and a new line up of exciting content that will help you stay on course come what may. I’ll be announcing all the details around the first of December.

In the writing-for-publication spirit,

Christina Katz
Editor and Publisher

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3 Responses to “Cindy Hudson Lands Book Deal! / Writers on the Rise Celebrates Five Years”


  1. 1 Chuck Robinson November 6, 2008 at 1:51 am

    Hi Cindy,

    Congratulations on the book Cindy. We hope you’ll come back to the bookstore in your old stomping grounds when it’s published.

    Best,

    Chuck

  2. 2 Amber November 11, 2008 at 4:39 am

    Congratulations, Cindy!


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