Does anyone who is around my age remember the phrase, "We interrupt the regularly scheduled program to bring you this important message?"
Well, that's what's happening here.
At the last minute, I received a lovely piece of creative non-fiction from a reader about her grandfather that makes it perfect for Veterans Day.
But with these pages nearly designed, I couldn't run the author interview today. So it's running in Sunday's Herald-News,
In that story, you'll learn the inspiration behind the piece and why she wrote it, as well as some of her own writing history.
Then, on Tuesday, the story about her grandfather, called "Grandfather's Hands," will arrive via email to people who subscribe to Shaw Media's free LocalLit newsletter.
Each week LocalLit delivers an original short and family-friendly story, or a book review, by a local author to the newsletter's subscribers.
Authors with a connection to our readership area may submit. Submission does not guarantee acceptance. Stories should be edited and between 1,000 words and 7,500 words.
In addition, featured authors will be spotlighted in publications before the newsletter runs so readers have time to sign up.
To submit and for more information, contact Denise M. Baran-Unland at 815-280-4122 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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