November 18, 2017

Congratulations to our Magic winners!

magicThe following 38 writers were chosen out of 185 writers and will be published in THE MAGIC OF MEMOIR, coming out in November and available now for preorder.

• Carol Anderson, What Is It About Memoir?
• Marina Aris, My Twenty-Three-Year Project
• Donna Barnes, I Told Her To Shut Up
• Krishan Bedi, Out of Laughter and Tears
• Lynette Benton (1st place), No More Secrets and Silence
• Roseann Bozzone, Of Kids and Rabbits
• Bella Mahaya Carter, Writing Naked
• Nancy Chadwick, I Called You a Memoir
• Lynette Charity, From the Projects to Prosperity
• Sarah Conover, The Taste of her Milk
• Eanlai Cronin, My Own Story
• Alison Dale, The Gift of Loss
• Vanya Erickson, The Power of Words
• Ashley Espinoza, We Are All Writers
• Bob Finertie, Dialogue with the Inner Critic
• Rita Gardner, From Fear to Freedom
• Peter Gibb, The Shower and the Fish
• Robert Hammond, A Light Journey
• LaDonna Harrison, Where’s the Juice?
• Jill Kandel (2nd place), Writing the Silence Away
• Rosalyn Kaplus, On Becoming A Memoirist
• Nadine Kenney Johnstone, What To Do When Your Memoir Gets Rejected
• Kelly Kittel, Epilogue
• Jing Li, From China’s Red Stone Bridge to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge
• Leza Lowitz, The Empty Space
• Apryl Schwab, Life Inverted
• Dhana Musil, As If Your Parents Are Dead
• Laurie Prim, It Would Never Happen To Us
• Crystal-Lee Quibell, The Aftermath Of Memoir
• Sonvy Sammons, Journey To a Memoir
• Irene Sardanis, Writing and Agenda
• Fran Simone, Trust the Process and Find the Thread
• Jill Smolowe, Why I Don’t Find Writing Memoir Cathartic
• Rosie Sorenson, Doing It Wrong ’Til You Get It Right (Eventually)
• Ruth Stender, By the Grace of God, I Write Memoir
• Paula Wagner, The Mythic Journey of Memoir
• Jude Walsh (3rd place), The Unfolding Story
• Jerry Waxler, Life Into Stories


The Magic of Memoir also features interviews with the following best-selling memoirists:

• Mary Karr (Liar’s Club)
• Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran)
• Margo Jefferson (Negroland)
• Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)
• Dani Shapiro (Devotion)
• Raquel Cepeda (Bird of Paradise)
• Daisy Hernandez (A Cup of Water Under My Bed)
• Jessica Valenti (Sex Object)
• Mark Matousek (The Boy He Left Behind)
• Hope Edelman (The Possibility of Everything)
• Sue William Silverman (Love Sick)