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Brooks writer has story published in latest Chicken Soup book

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By Stephen Thomas

 BROOKS - A local author knows how to make others feel better with a serving of miraculous chicken soup.

Jean Thompson Kinsey’s most recent published work is a short story included in the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen,” a collection of short stories based on various miraculous occurrences.

Kinsey’s story, and miracle, “But Now I See,” is a autobiographical story. It centers around her husband, Glen, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at one point but survived it.

“He wasn’t cured,” said Kinsey. “He had stopped chemotherapy because it was hard on him, it was a rough time. They said he would continue to get worse.”

Three months after the chemo stopped, Glen was checked by a physician, who found no sign of the cancer.

“We prayed, and then it was just gone,” she said.

The autobiographical story was published for the first time in the “Chicken Soup” collection. It is Kinsey’s 14th overall appearance in the “Chicken Soup” series.

According to Kinsey, the “Chicken Soup” website lists the types of stories they are collecting, allowing authors to submit appropriate works. A total of 101 stories are collected in each publication.

“Over 15 years, not all of mine have made it, but only a few have been refused,” Kinsey said.

The local author recently released her first book in a trilogy story, “Secrets of Willow Shade.” The story is based in Logan County, where Kinsey grew up.

She is currently working on another part of the trilogy, hinting that the story will be based in Bullitt County.

Kinsey is an award-winning author, earning the Grace Award for her first published novel, “The Light-Keeper’s Daughter.”

Kinsey’s books are available on amazon.com. For more information on the “Chicken Soup” series visit chickensoup.com.