Local author has work in Chicken Soup for the Soul

Local author Ellie Braun-Haley is serving up more literary inspiration in Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Local author Ellie Braun-Haley is serving up more literary inspiration in Chicken Soup for the Soul.

The Central Alberta writer has two short stories included in the latest Chicken Soup book, O Canada, The Wonders of Winter.

It features stories about bad weather, good times and great sports, and Braun-Haley’s stories were selected from thousands of entries.

One of her tales concerns a community south of Calgary pulling together to bring Christmas to the less fortunate.

er second humorous story is set in the snowy mountains of British Columbia.

Braun-Haley has been contributing to the popular Chicken Soup book series since 2001. Even though she was featured, along with Oprah Winfrey, in the Conscious Women series for the same publication, and appeared on two book covers, Braun-Haley still gets excited whenever one of her stories is picked up.

She credits her husband, writer Shawn Haley, and her mother, Pat Snell, for encouraging her inspirational writing, which has been praised for its sincerity and natural, relaxed style.

Chicken Soup books are available at Chapters and other book stores.