About a week ago, I got one of the nicest Christmas presents ever. Earlier this fall, I did a book review of Franco David Macri’s book, Clash of Empires in South China: The Allied Nations’ Proxy War With Japan, 1935-1941. I read the book and wrote the review at the request of a friend, who works for a local company that publishes history magazines.
And now my friend told me that the book review has been published in the March 2014 edition of Military History magazine. I’ve been sent three advance copies, which currently reside on my dining room table so that I can peek at them whenever I want.
(Okay, okay, maybe the magazine is on the dining table because I’m doing a tiny bit of oh-so-humble bragging as well. “Oh, you didn’t know this magazine has my review in it? Let me show you. It’s right here!” But can you blame me? LOL.)
As a copywriter, it’s always a thrill to see my words in use, whether it’s a newsletter, a press release, a reblog or anything else. But this is the first time my work’s appeared in a magazine (well, okay, there was the literary magazine in high school, but that was a while ago). It means a lot to me that my review was considered worthy of this high-quality magazine, and I am honored.
Like I said, one of the nicest Christmas presents ever. I hope your holiday season is filled with the same kinds of treats. And as my personal Christmas present to all of you, here’s a treat for your eyes and ears, courtesy of this amazing a cappella group, Pentatonix.