I’m really excited to announce that Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg won 2nd place in the “Show-Me” Book Awards category at the Missouri Writers’ Guild conference on Saturday night.
Any Missouri Writers’ Guild member can enter their adult or children’s book that was published the year before in this category, and they are all judged together. That’s why I’m so excited about winning 2nd place because it was ALL the books entered–not categorized by genre or age.
The photo above shows many of the winners that night–the Missouri Writers’ Guild holds several contests for published and unpublished work (articles, essays, books, poetry, humor, etc.) at their annual conference. Any member, chapter member, or attendee can enter some of these categories. I also won 2nd place in the President’s Contest Best Article of the Year for an article on beginning teachers that I wrote for Teachers of Vision magazine in 2012.
If you’ve never checked out the Missouri Writers’ Guild, then you can do that here: http://www.missouriwritersguild.org. ANYONE can join–you actually don’t have to live in Missouri, but you do have to have published at least one thing–this includes a book, an article, a poem, etc.
If you’ve never checked out FINDING MY PLACE, it’s now an award winner, so what are you waiting for? To find all the places it’s on sale (including Amazon and an indie bookstore), go to this link: http://margodill.com/blog/buy-finding-my-place/. FINDING MY PLACE takes place during the Civil War during the Siege of Vicksburg (Mississippi) in 1863 and focuses on one 13-year-old girl who lives with her brother and sister in a cave while bombs fly around them.
Thanks to everyone who has been offering their congratulations in person, through e-mail, and on social media.