Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I'm offically an author!

My first paid piece has appeared on page 42 of "Faith and Family" magazine!
I received three advance copies in the mail upon my return home, and I was thrilled not only to see "A Special Mother is Born" in print in my favorite magazine, but the story of my friend Lissette Yellico as well. A few months ago, the magazine's editor, Danielle Bean, requested stories for the article on Adverse Prenatal Diagnosis from her blog readers, and I posted it on my homeschool yahoo group on Long Island. Soon, dozens of stories flooded in, and I contacted Lissette for her story about her youngest child, Grace Marie. She was interviewed by Lori Hadacek Chapin, the author of the article, but had no idea that her story was selected for the magazine. Now, our stories are printed back to back in the article! How great is that!
This has led me to another idea, to write a book with all these inspiring stories of courageous Catholic mothers who had their babies despite hostile reactions from their doctors. Of how their faith in the Magesterium, their devotion to our Eucharistic Lord, and His Blessed Mother, their understanding of the redemptive value of suffering, and their dependence on the intercessory prayers of the Communion of Saints gave them extraordinary grace. If you have a story to be included in a book like this, please comment, and I will contact you. Coordinating with me in this worthy project is Monica from Be Not Afraid a mom of four children from Chicago, whose own experience of a difficult prenatal diagnosis has inspired her to form this much needed outreach.
In times like these, we need to exalt our pro-life heroines, who, like Gianna Beretta Molla, value their children's lives more than their own. If you aren't fortunate enough to have received this magazine in your mailbox today, click here for your free copy! And don't forget to enter their essay contest!

11 comments:

EVE said...

Congratulations!

Leticia said...

Thank you, Eve!

Alice said...

I am so happy for you, Leticia! An honor well deserved!

Gina said...

Congrats on your article!

Sharon said...

Congrats! I have this issue. I'll be sure to read your piece. :)
That's such a great magazine to be part of!

Jenn Miller said...

I'm so glad you mentioned this. I got my copy yesterday and thumbed through to find your article. It's wonderful! Congratulations! Thank you for being such a wonderful witness and voice.

Amy said...

Letitia,
Congratulations on your publication. Continue to spread His Good News. Maria created a page for me, and I linked you because I want all to see cause of his joy. Blessings.
-Amy
http://sacredheartofjesusyougotme.blogspot.com/

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

i'd be interested having 10 children & a mental illness too...& the ramifications..

jennifergg said...

Congratulations! What terrific news! And good luck with your book project, I absolutely agree that the strongest, most compelling stories are those from real life moms. We did not have a prenatal diagnosis, otherwise you bet I'd submit something. Best wishes!

Domini Sumus said...

Congratulations, I am looking forward to reading it.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if the magazine had published these online as well, and if so could you provide the links? I am so happy you have published this!
Elizabeth K. Miller