Memoir News: Contest Winners, Helping Others, Cyber Monday

by Matilda Butler on November 16, 2012

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Memoir News Roundup

1. Contest: Women’s memoirs is excited to announce the winners of our Fall Memoir Writing Contest. We love reading all the entries and always find it hard to make decisions. We will publish these stories not on our website but in an ebook that will be available through Amazon. See the list below and be sure to congratulate these winners. They all did a great job of evoking memories of the fall season and what it has meant in their lives.

Missed this contest but want to have us consider your work? Our current contest focuses on Winter memories and stories. Be sure to go to: Memoir Contests and scroll down until you find the information about our 2012 Winter contest. The deadline is December 31.

2. Kickstarter Projects: We have received emails about two Kickstarter Projects that might interest you. You can just click on the links to learn more.

3. Cyber Monday is Coming Early: Women’s Memoirs is excited about our special offering this year because we’re going to give you an incredible FREE gift. We’re so excited that we’re going to announce it and make the offer available for one week — beginning the Monday before the official Cyber Monday. Details below.

1. Women’s Memoirs Contest Winners

Below are our memoir winners, listed in alphabetical order. They will be published in a new series of annotated memoir ebooks we are starting. We’ll announce more details on these books soon.

Congratulations to:

Ronda Armstrong for Memories, Home, and Chicken Pie
Kathe Campbell for Hooking My Way to Fame
Sara Etgen-Baker for Harvesting Pecans
Patricia Higbie for School Days
Nancy LaTurner for Halloween Redeemed
Katherine Lutes for The Hope of Autumn
Suzanne Marriott for Indian Summer
Jennifer Moyer for The Season That Has Changed Me Forever
Johnine Simpson for Fall Nostalgia–Druce Lake Camp 1953
JC Sullivan for The Unique Fall Interview
Laurie Snow Turner for Cheerleader Envy

2. Two Kickstarter Memoir Projects

We received information on these two projects and thought they might interest you. Just click on the links to find more information. If you don’t already know about Kickstarter projects, you can easily check out the concept on Wikipedia or its own website:

http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter%20basics?ref=nav

1. The first Kickstarter project is from a memoirist who wants to do a special book. The link will take you to all the details:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1778487749/this-restless-life

2. And the second link is to a documentary with elements of memoir:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1299423713/shes-beautiful-when-shes-angry


3. Cyber Monday Special

All week we’ve been hinting at what we’re going to do for Cyber Monday. Last year, we had a big Black Friday sale and many of our regulars took advantage of the special prices we offered. This year we decided to do something quite different…a free gift.

Rather than waiting until Black Friday or Cyber Monday, we’re going to announce our offer on Monday, Nov 19th, one week before Cyber Monday. So be sure to return here — WomensMemoirs.com — to learn about a very special, limited-time offer.

You won’t want to miss this…you won’t believe what you will get for free…and to ensure you don’t forget, let us help you. Take a second and sign up for our Weekly Blog Digest. That way we can send you a reminder. The sign-up form is in the column to your right. This is the biggest offering Women’s Memoirs has ever made. If you love memoir, like we do, you won’t want to miss this.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lois W. Stern November 17, 2012 at

Enjoyed your video with its EYE perspective.

Nancy LaTurner November 17, 2012 at

Congratulations to my fellow contest winners! I’m thrilled to be in such good company — looking forward to reading your contributions when the e-book is published.

Matilda Butler November 18, 2012 at

Congratulations to all our winners. It is wonderful getting to read all your stories.

Anne Sanders November 19, 2012 at

Congratulations to the memoir winners. Looking forward to seeing the collection!

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