My unpublished manuscript, Glowing Houses: An Appalachian Girl’s Search for Belonging, was awarded 2nd place in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest in the nonfiction/memoir category. My manuscript is complete (~86,000 words). I have a full proposal that includes the following: table of contents; chapter-by-chapter outline; synopsis; competitive titles; marketing plan; full bio; and three sample chapters. My blog post, What’s Your Memoir About, provides a piece of the synopsis.
Some comments from the judges who critiqued my submission:
The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. I am one of 38 writers who share hard-won wisdom, stories, and writing tips. Editors Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have taught and coached hundreds of memoirists to the completion of their memoirs, and they know that the journey is fraught with belittling messages from both the inner critic and naysayers, voices that make it hard to stay on course with the writing and completion of a book.
Included are Myers’s and Warner’s interviews with best-selling and widely renown memoirists Mary Karr, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Azar Nafisi, Dani Shapiro, Margo Jefferson, Raquel Cepeda, Jessica Valenti, Daisy Hernández, Mark Matousek, and Sue William Silverman. For a complete list of contributors as well as full bios go here.
This collection has something for anyone who’s on the journey or about to embark on it. If you’re looking for inspiration, The Magic of Memoir will be a valuable companion.
The Eight Aspects of God: A Pathway to Bliss, a Finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards is a treatise on spiritual living encapsulated into a short and easy-to-read volume. Each sentence is full of wisdom and practical information you can apply to your life today, right this second.
In the book, I explain how your energy is affected when you’re not living in alignment with the eight aspects introduced in this book. Any issue that shows up physically, mentally, or in relationship can be traced back to an energy center and ultimately a missing aspect in your life.
The Eight Aspects of God offers an authentic and effective strategy for intuitive self-healing while at the same time exploring a new course toward spiritual and personal development.
“True healing is removing the ignorance covering the splendor of our soul which is our True Self.” ~Yogiraj Siddhanath
Trinity of Truth: It’s Not About You | How to Stop Taking Things Personally, is a work in progress and is an expansion of The Eight Aspects of God book. The book is a hybrid; blending memoir and self-help. My manuscript is 60% complete.
A big !Thank You! to local book sellers who support local authors!
Please check out the following Seattle-based bookstores where you can find my book, The Eight Aspects of God: A Pathway to Bliss, alongside many wonderful books by other local authors, and also discover great lectures, readings, workshops and other awesome events!
Or, if you prefer, my book may be purchased through online retailers such as Amazon where it’s also available in the Kindle Edition!
Supplement to The Eight Aspects of God book:
- At the end of The Eight Aspects of God: A Pathway to Bliss I offer this free Diagnostics Tool to help you identify the highs and lows within your energy centers. Give it a try!