Memoir, Uncategorized, Writing

A little bragging is in order

I know I haven’t posted as often as usual; and I’m going to take care of that… soon.

Really, I am.


But, remember when I wrote a blog called “Cheerleading Envy?”

You know the one, 12-year-old-me sitting in the bleachers, hating on the cheerleaders because I wasn’t one?

At least Sara was a cheerleader and I could live vicariously...
At least Sara was a cheerleader and I could live vicariously…

Well, I won an award for it.

Turns out, there’s this blog on women’s memoirs and they had this contest, asking authors to write stories about seasons.

Yes, seasons, like winter, spring, summer, and fall.

I submitted “Cheerleading Envy” for the fall edition because autumn and football season sometimes remind me of it.

And, it won.


The grand prize is that is published and people can buy it.

In addition to having my essay published, readers get to read lots of other award-winning essays too when they buy these books.

winter spring summer

In case you think I’m making this up, I will quote a very official press release I received that said, “The true stories in the four volumes of Seasons of Our Lives will charm, intrigue, captivate, and inspire you because they speak of our lives almost as much as they do the authors!” (And, yes, they had the exclamation point at the end of that lead sentence.)

It goes on to say, “The details of childhood, coming of age, adulthood, and aging — of passion, friendship, love, sacrifice, betrayal, disappointment, survival, and unexpected joy — of lives intersecting with history — of ordinary yet extraordinary experiences are unique to these award-winning authors and yet at their core these stories tell of our lives.”

Okay, so I added the emphasis on award-winning authors because it just feels so good to be called that.

And, in a very official press release, at that.

So, if you want to help me become not only an award-winning author, but a best-selling author, you can buy the book  on Amazon.

Just search Seasons of our Lives on Amazon.

And, if you believe the press release… I mentioned the press release, right?

The one about me being an award-winning author?

Very official —  or as my daughters’ say, “legit” —  press release.

It also says when you read these stories, “They’ll make you laugh. Cry. Feel Joy. Experience sorrow. Collectively they form a kaleidoscope of life’s multifaceted seasons.”

(Don’t go blaming me for the weird punctuation in these sentences because I’m just quoting the release.)

If you’re a writer, you might appreciate that there is a little lesson at the end of each essay, designed to motivate you to write your own life stories.

Isn’t that something?

In addition to being an award-winning author with the very real possibility of becoming a best-selling author, I also am an inspiration for others?

Who would have thought this little girl, who sat on the wooden bleachers at little league football games, envying the cheerleaders, would turn out like this?

An award-winning author.


Go me.

Oh, look at that… I am a cheerleader, after all.

(By the way, I hope it’s abundantly clear that I am having fun with this little award and that I am not really, truly bragging and puffing myself up!)

8 thoughts on “A little bragging is in order”

  1. Soonish,,Congratulations dear friend,
    U have always been an “Award Winning Author” in everything you have done. I am as excited about this as you are. Soon u will be Number One on the N Y Times Best Sellers.
    Much Applause,

  2. Oh Laurie, that’s amazing. I can say, “I knew you when,…” But seriously, you have a great voice and you should be an award winning AND best selling author! Congrats!

    Now onto Amazon!

  3. WOO HOO LAURIE…. I know a real legit award-winning soon to be best selling author!!!! Don’t toot your horn….BLAST IT OUT OF THIS TOWN…. lol Congratulations

  4. I can now claim an “award winning author!” amongst my friends, life is good! 🙂
    Congratulations Laurie!!!

  5. I can’t say that I’m terribly surprised to find that your work is being noticed/lauded, but I CAN say… “Congratulations!!” I’m so happy for you. Thanks for sharing the good news with us!

  6. Congratulations, Laurie!!!

    What a great honor for you. You truly do have a talent for expressing yourself.

    Thanks for sharing that talent, :)Mena

    Sent from my iPhone


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