Most people store family memories in long-shelved photo albums.
Terri Kaye Duncan records her special moments in journals.
Two of those childhood memories will appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Celebrating Brothers and Sisters. The latest book in the Chicken Soup series is slated to be released later this month.
"To me, you are writing about your memories," said Duncan, who also is the Greenbrier High School graduation coach. "And I had a wonderful childhood. So it was very easy for me to reflect on and remember and write about those because I don't want to forget."
Duncan writes of cutting off her long hair to be like her younger brother. Duncan writes how that same brother embarrassed her with banners advertising her 40th birthday.
The publication of the two stories is not Duncan's first time as a published author. She also has had stories published in several Chicken Soup books beginning in the early 2000s, including those for The Fisherman's Soul, The Shopper's Soul, The Woman Golfer's Soul, and The Soul in Menopause. Duncan said she was a ghost-writer for such celebrities as Paula Deen for the upcoming release of Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur's Soul.
Dahlynn McKowen, an editor of the Chicken Soup book series, said Duncan's writing style is a perfect fit for the books, adding "She's very chicken soupy."
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