Update on Publication in Special Needs Anthology

antique vintage typewriterBack in June I learned that one of my stories had been accepted for publication in a yet-to-be-named anthology for special needs moms. The anthology now has a name: Monday Coffee & Other Stories of Mothering Children with Special Needs. It also has a publication date: October 1, 2013!!

The anthology, which will include my story, “Waiting, Still Waiting for Words,” is the vision of Darolyn Jones and Liz Whiteacre. They are working with InWords Press, which is a small, independent publisher affiliated with the nonprofit Indiana Writers Center (IWC) whose mission is to nurture a diverse writing community, support established and emerging writers, improve written and verbal communication, and cultivate an audience for literature in Indiana.

Any royalties made from the project will return to the Memoir Project at IWC to give other writers, often marginalized ones, a voice.

As always, it is an honor to have my work selected for publication, but I especially love that this anthology will help not only special needs moms but also other memoir writers. A big thanks to Darolyn Jones and Liz Whiteacre for spearheading the project and to InWords Press for agreeing to publish and market the book.

I’ll be doing some guest posts on the anthology’s blog when the book comes out next month. I’ll post the links here as well.

Until next time,
Cynthia Patton


About Cynthia J. Patton

Writer, Editor, Advocate, Speaker, Special Needs Attorney, and Autism Mom. Also the Founder and Chairperson of Autism A to Z, a nonprofit providing resources and solutions for life on the spectrum.
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