Just a quick note of thanks to everyone who has been pre-ordering Soul to Soul: Tiny Stories of Hope and Resilience from Huntsville Independent Press. The book has been available for pre-order for 10 days, and I’m excited for those who eagerly ordered to start receiving their copies on December 1.

These are troubling times. But it’s for days, weeks, and months like this that I wrote these 100 very short stories. Each tale peeks into the life, heart, or soul of a character — human, animal, or otherwise — at a moment of revelation or hope.

This December, throughout the holiday season, and for many months and years beyond that, I hope readers will enjoy these little stories and the beautiful illustrations by European artist Anya Lauchlan that grace many of the pages. I hope they will smile each time they finish a story and set the book back down.

Pre-orders are ongoing until December 1, when the book will start shipping and hopefully will also be available in independent bookstores. If you are a bookseller who would like to order your copies direct from the publisher, contact Huntsville Independent Press at 256-678-0411 or email Editor@HuntsvilleIndependent.com.