Today my post is about another side of my writing. If you check out the other tabs on this site, you’ll see that I’ve done more than just travel blogging, but not so much lately. Now I’m excited to share this news with you.
This past summer I won a competition, at WomensMemoirs.com.
My story is one of the 81 winning stories that have been published in a two-volume anthology series entitled TALES OF OUR LIVES (Fork in the Road and Reflection Pond.) Mine, Seeking a Diagnosis, is in TALES OF OUR LIVES: REFLECTION POND*. Each volume is available on Amazon in Kindle e-book format, but you don’t need to have an e-reader or tablet to get them. When you click on the link to purchase the books, you will find an option to download the free Kindle App for either your PC or MAC.
Beginning today, January 8 at 8 am (PST), and over the next few days, there will be special discount pricing for some countries, including the US, so if you are interested in grabbing a copy, today and tomorrow might get you a deal! Unfortunately Amazon doesn’t allow these discounts in Canada, but even if you can’t get the special pricing, the full list price is quite reasonable–$5.22 in CA.)
Below are links to the books for Canada and the US. If you would like the links for other countries, let me know and I’ll get them for you.
Seasons of Our Lives: Fork in the Road (Canada) amzn.to/1SyPM5q
*Seasons of Our Lives: Reflection Pond (Canada) amzn.to/1mEVE0s
Seasons of Our Lives: Fork in the Road (US) amzn.to/20VYNJq
*Seasons of Our Lives: Reflection Pond (US)amzn.to/1MQGKdk
For the writer within you, the editor has included the introduction to her new writing methodology (Writing Alchemy). If you’re thinking of writing about your life or the lives of others in your family, then you’ll want to read that chapter. She also begins each section with a series of prompts that will help you to think about your own life stories — stories you may want to share with your family. These two writing tools help make these volumes even more than a good read. You get 81 powerful stories and 98 prompts.
And after you’ve read the stories (all 81 intriguing ones if you can), I hope you’ll feel inspired to post a comment, and write a review on Amazon. I, and my co-authors would all appreciate it.
I just got word that Tales of Our Lives is already an award winning anthology, New England Book Festival, Honourable Mention!
Click on the tab Writing/Books to see other books, and Awards and Reviews.
I’ve just spent the last couple of days trying to convince my Kindle to connect so I can buy these books. First, it refused to accept a charge. Then it wouldn’t connect to either 3G or Wifi. I was all set to throw it in the garbage and possibly buy an I-pad mini or similar, when suddenly it starting downloading an upgrade. Then magically everything seems to be working again. Why couldn’t it told me that an update was required and to be more patient?
I hope to start reading these anthologies in a couple of weeks, and of course especially look forward to reading your story.
Congratulations once again!
All computers can be so frustrating at times. Glad you got it sorted out and hope you find it worth the effort when you get to read them. Thank you for your support.
Thanks, Christine. I’ve entered a few, but I think this time it was the right genre for me. The recognition is a real confidence booster. 😀 I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the stories too.
Congratulations, Judy–this is awesome news. I always say I am going to enter contests but then never do. This inspires me to have a look at what’s out there and start entering. You decided to go for it and now you have this positive outcome. Good for you! Keep going.