Adams Media, Inc., publishers of A Cup of Comfort and The Rocking Chair series, is compiling a second anthology of stories, written as letters, for a new book titled Letters to My Mother, to be published in late 2006. Letters to My Mother follows on the heels of the highly anticipated anthology Letters to My Teacher which was published in April 2006. Like its predecessor, Letters to My Mother will contain true stories written by people of all ages—who celebrate the valuable lessons learned from the mothers in our lives. They are letters that demonstrate how great an impact our mothers have had on our lives, as they worked tirelessly to help us in our journey toward becoming better people.
Optimistic, heartfelt, and often humorous, these letters might have such themes as:
You Are My Inspiration
- A young woman learns years later of the quiet struggle her mother endured while fighting a terminal illness.
You Made Me Who I Am Today
- A professional career woman and single mother learns to balance her stressful existence when she discovers her mother’s secrets for daily survival.
You Never Gave Up On Me
- Courtesy of dear ol’ Mom, a troubled young man realizes what it is to have a mother’s love when he survives a brutal accident.
You’re Always In My Heart
- An unfocused young girl is inspired by her mother and overcomes a painful lifelong shyness, all due to a very special hand-sewn dress.
It’s Never Too Late To Say Thank You
- A mother with five children and years of pent-up attitude makes peace with her mother, and in doing so, makes life better for herself and her family.
They're looking for concise, heartfelt letters that express what you learned from your mother, be it a specific incident, milestone, or an ongoing process that has enabled you to grow personally or professionally.
Letters should have a clear beginning, middle, and end, and be approximately 500-750 words. Contributors whose letters are included in the book will receive a payment of $10. The author whose letter is chosen as the most inspirational will receive $100. The best letter submitted by a child will receive $50. Of much greater value, our contributors will receive national writing exposure with a major publisher, a complimentary copy of the book, and bragging rights.