This week, dozens of writers had reason to celebrate when they received notice from Publishing Syndicate that stories they submitted to “Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Holidays” had made it through the first round in the selection process. The book will be released September 10, 2013, along with other titles including “NYMB . . . On Parenting” and “NYMB . . . On Doing It Yourself.” I am doing the happy dance myself because two of my stories are being considered for the Holidays book. If you like to write, see www.PublishingSyndicate.com to find out how to submit your true stories to one of the many NYMB books. It is a great feeling to know that you can provide enjoyment . . . even laughter . . . to others through something you have written.