My short stories appear in the following books. Some of the tales are heartfelt, some are funny. I've added a brief description of each that I hope might entice you to read one or all of them.
Chicken Soup Stories
"Panic" in Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul 2 (2004)
I was sitting in my eighth grade English class when my face went numb. I didn’t recognize my own voice. I was going to faint. It was my first panic attack-- and it was terrifying. “Panic” tells the story of this frightening time in my life and how I learned to cope with my panic disorder.
"Presents of Mine" in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories (2008)
“Presents of Mine,” is a humorous reflection about my loving husband’s gift giving inabilities. In addition to being included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories, it was published internationally by King Features Syndicate.
"The Miracle of Mariette Reis" in Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles (2010)
This inspiring story was told to me by my mother's faithful friend, Giselle Reis, and concerns her mother's miraculous cure through the intercession of Father Damien, priest to the leprosy sufferers of Molokai.