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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Beyond ordinary magazine

Here it is, the next in the line of "great magazines featuring articles by yours truly". Beyond Ordinary Living appeared in the mail today. The article in this one is about losing Matthew and about finding healing at the common grave he shares with hundreds of other stillborn children.

It's a nice treat to appear in the same magazine that features Steve Bell, an amazing musician, and lately, a personal friend of mine.

It's the third interesting and unique independent Canadian magazine I've been published in in the last two months. (Geez and Cahoots are the last two.) If you live in Canada, you can find Beyond Ordinary Living at Chapters, and the other two mags at McNally Robinson. I'm thrilled to have found a place in all three of these magazines that all have great potential to spice up the scenery on an otherwise rather dull magazine rack.

I met the editor of BOL at a recent conference (where, incidently, she received an award for best new magazine) and she was a delightful lunch companion. Ethel, if you read this, the magazine is beautiful and I'm honoured to be a part of it!

Now, for the rest of you, go out there and buy the magazine so that people like Ethel can keep a good thing going!

15 comments:

Liz said...

Do those magazines sell in the US? Specifically in the mid-Atlantic/DC area?

Can I say I, sort of, knew you when?

Judy said...

Yes! I would like to know that too!

Might there be a need to change the name of your blog? You, my friend, do not "fumble" for words!

Heather said...

Thanks for the kind words, Liz and Judy. I really don't know if they're available in the US - since they're all new at this point, I think they're target market is starting in Canada. But you might be able to order them on the website. If nothing else, contact the editors and tell them you want to get them in the US. I've had great contact with all three editors and have been really pleased with how gracious and down-to-earth all three are.

Heather said...

See Judy - I AM still fumbling for words - I typed "they're" instead of "their". :-)

ccap said...

You go girl!

Hope said...

I was at Chapters yesterday. Will be sure to pop in this week.
Congrats!!!!

Dale said...

Congratulations, Heather! That's fantastic news indeed. I visit Chapters fairly often. I'll watch for that mag.

The Passarelli's said...

I will be looking for the magazine also,Heather. I am so sorry for your loss also. Another hard thing to imagine. My heart is also aching for you.

Mike

Hope said...

Just so you know, I got half way into town and thought, i forgot the name of the magazine, so i turned around and came home. Getting it today. It's written on my palm!

Hope said...

After having two sales clerks and other kind customers scour the magazine racks with me, I searched on the computer. Alas, they only had June/06, which was sold out. They could not tell me when they would be getting more. I left my # hopefully they will call.Am i lookig for July or what????

Heather said...

Hope - I'm honoured that you've tried so hard. :-) It's the July/August edition.

Jenell said...

Congratulations! I bet your article is wonderful. I wonder if they'll post yours on their website - you could tell them there's an audience for it, and it would generate links for them.

Or, at the least, would you mail me a copy of the article? (J.Paris, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr., #99 St. Paul, MN 55112)

I don't want to ask you to put lots of time into it (I've spent far too much time trying to shift some of my writings from print to digital), but you've tempted us too much by mentioning an article that's not easy to come by!!

Linda said...

Congratulations! And here I am, commenting on a blog that already has 12 comments. Tee hee hee.

Heather said...

Jenell, I'll happily stick it in the mail for you. Any other Americans who want it - let me know your address (you can e-mail it if you don't want to make it public) and I'll send it. I could e-mail the text version, but there's something so visceral about reading something as it was printed, especially since there are pictures of Matthew's grave included.

Jenell said...

thank you!!