Connie Pombo

Living Life Passionately!ô

Write Right!

Connie is passionate about helping others get published, improve their writing, and develop a useful portfolio. She is engaging, humorous, and practicalóeven when she presents complicated material like reading the fine print in writing contracts.

Connie has presented writing workshops at the Philadelphia Writerís Conference, Lancaster Christian Writerís Conference, and the Weekend of Hope in Stowe, Vermont.

As a breast cancer survivor Connie has spoken to Breast Cancer Centers across the country, Survivor Workshops, Pharmaceutical Corporations, and has been awarded the Passionate for Life Award at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

You can choose from Connieís topics for writerís groups, book clubs and cancer groups or contact her for a specific event. 

Workshop Topics 

How to Write a Winning Chicken Soup Story: Connie has written an e-book (Secrets to Writing a Winning Chicken Soup Story available on and has more than 21 stories to her credit with Chicken Soup. She will give you an outline of the basics and critique your story. Contact her for more information. Be sure to check out Connie's e-book on "Secrets to Writing a Winning Chicken Soup Story" on (copy and paste into browser to bring you to the Amazon page). 

How to Write a Winning Query that Gets Results:  Connie will share with you her winning pitch template that gets an editorís attention every time. She has used it successfully for years and it gets results every time. Remember: You have to convince the editor how it will be of benefit to their readers. 

The Publishing Process: From Submission to Acceptance: Youíve created your best story ever and hit the submit button. Now what? How long do you wait to hear? Do you ever contact an editor? What about simultaneous submissions? And what are first rights? Whether youíre a new or seasoned writer, you need to know how the submission process works and what your rights are before you sign the dotted line.

Writerís Block -- Now What? Weíve all faced it, whether we want to admit it or not. Staring at a blank piece of paper and waiting for the words to come has caught many of us in its grip. Learn how to break through and start writing past your doubts. Easy and fun ways to start and never stop.

How to Become a Travel Magazine Writer: It sounds wonderful doesnít it? Getting paid to visit exotic places? As a travel writer for six years, Iíve had some exciting gigs, but is it worth it? I definitely say yes and Iíll share some secrets to help you get started.

 Connie's Writing Credits 

Chicken Soup for the Soul Anthologies:  

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude (2016)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less (2016)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Volunteering and Giving Back (2015)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive (2015)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom (2015)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness (2014)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Home Sweet Home (2014)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade (2013)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive (2012)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope and Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey (2012). Connie has three stories in this volume. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Great Health (2012)

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress (2012)

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners:101 Stories of Energy, Endurance and Endorphins (2010)

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Ultimate Runner (2010)
    Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Ultimate Mom (2010) Ė 3 stories.

    Chicken Soup for the Coffee Loverís Soul (2009)

    Guideposts Anthologies:

    Extraordinary Answers to Prayer: In Times of Change (2011)

    Extraordinary Answers to Prayer: Praying from the Heart (2011)

   Extraordinary Answers to Prayer: A New Direction (2011)

   Bethany House Anthologies:

   Love is a Verb Devotional by Gary Chapman (2 stories)

   Love is a Flame by Gary Chapman

  God Allows U-Turns for Women by Allison Bottke

  Cup of Comfort Anthologies:

  A Cup of Comfort of Bible Promises

  A Cup of Comfort: Stories of Christmas Prayer

  A Cup of Comfort: Women of the Bible

  A Cup of Comfort: Devotional for Mothers and Daughters

  Adams Media:

  Living the Serenity Prayer

  Tyndale House Publishers:

  One Year Life Verse Anthology

  Heart at Home Anthology:

  Iím Glad Iím a Mom

  Laundry Tales by Evergreen Press

  Travel Magazine Articles:  Visit my portfolio site (copy and past link into web browser to see entire portfolio).