Congratulations to Kelly Coyle DiNorcia for her winning entry, “Survival Through Compassion,” a response to Prompt #46. She wins a copy of Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up personally signed by the author and our sponsor, Beverly Jackson. Kelly, Beverly will be contacting you for information on where to ship your prize.
Kelly’s bio: Kelly Coyle DiNorcia lives in rural northwestern New Jersey with her son, daughter and husband, and assorted and sundry four-legged family members. She blogs at http://ahimsamama.com, and her writing has appeared in Mothering, Natural Life Magazine, Education Revolution, and The Attached Family. She guest blogs at http://wiw.motherscenter.org/ and http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/.”
Beverly’s bio: My own personal background starts with being a newspaper columnist and photo journalist for 24 years. In 1998 I published my first book, the prize-winning definitive book on the history of Chinese footbinding Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition which has just been reprinted still another time 13 years later by Random House. This book was followed by Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank, Kingfisher Blue: Treasures of an Ancient Chinese Art, Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up, A Grand Tour of Asia and as my 83rd birthday approaches this November I have just self-published through Create Space my first Fiction Book The Beautiful Lady Was A Palace Eunuch which is for sale as an ebook and hard covers through bookstores. You can visit Beverly on the web at http://beverleyjackson.com/.
Congratulations to Kelly and a big thank you to Beverly for her generous sponsorship of the Non-Fiction category.
Congratulations to Nick Rolynd for his winning entry, “Of a Man, a Year, and Misfortune,” a response to Prompt #96 Annus Horribilis. He wins Zrii Amalaki, a daily dose of powerful, all-natural nutrition that improves digestion, enhances immune functioning, and increases cellular rejuvenation from our sponsor, Nicola Sompayrac. Nick, Nicola will be contacting you for information on where to ship your prize.
Nick’s bio: I am a novice novelist, a college student, and a dabbler in poetry and short stories. I write to write and write to think, and sometimes, I think to write. My inspiration derives purely from my hyperactive imagination, which leads me down paths towards fantastical sci-fi and fantasy lands (and occasionally dips me into some deep philosophical pits). Overall, I write because I enjoy it, and I hope what I write is enjoyable to all. So please read what I write and (attempt to) enjoy. And that pretty much sums me up. Inspiration for “Of a Man, a Year, and Misfortune”: What can I say? I’m intrigued by Latin phrases, and angst is a dish I like served often and in large portions. The “Annus Horribilus” (Prompt #96) idea struck a chord in me, which led me into some dark places and left me there. But it also left me within sight of a tiny little pinprick of light that struck yet another chord in me. And then: poetry.
[I am obviously way behind schedule with these announcements. I am working to complete them today and tomorrow. Thank you to all contestants and sponsors for their patience with me as I work through some health issues.]
Beverly Jackson started her writing career as a newspaper columnist and photo journalist for 24 years. In 1998, she published her first book, the prize-winning definitive book on the history of Chinese footbinding Splendid Slippers: A Thousand Years of an Erotic Tradition, which has just been reprinted 13 years later by Random House.
Splendid Slippers was followed by Ladder to the Clouds: Intrigue and Tradition in Chinese Rank, Kingfisher Blue: Treasures of an Ancient Chinese Art, Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up, Asian Tour 1910 and as her 83rd birthday approaches this November she has just self-published her first novel, The Beautiful Lady Was A Palace Eunuch, which is for sale as an ebook and hard cover through bookstores.
Beverly will ship a personally signed copy of my Random House book Shanghai Girl Gets All Dressed Up to the winner of the non-fiction contest.
Nicola Sompayrac has graciously offered to sponsor the poetry category in the 100 Prompts in 100 Days contest. Nicola is offering a product that has changed her life.
“I am a newly created health and nutrition enthusiast fascinated by the healing power of Ayurveda. I have found that one healthy choice does in fact lead to another when health and well being are given priority and value. It is with a very calm excitement and appreciation for this sponsorship opportunity that I offer this unique and transformative wellness product as prize in the Writing Reader 100 Prompts in 100 Days Contest!”
She is offering Zrii, the Original Amalaki Antioxidant Beverage, a $40 retail value.
Zrii Amalaki, provides you with a daily dose of powerful, all-natural nutrition that improves digestion, enhances immune functioning, and increases cellular rejuvenation.
What does this mean? You feel lighter and more vibrant. You reap the benefits of all-natural anti-aging technology. You get a robust dose of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. You get sick less often. You might even notice that your daily dose of Zrii inspires you to make other, healthier choices throughout your day.
“If I had to choose one product to use everyday for the rest of my life – it would be Amalaki.” – Deepak Chopra, co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and co-formulator of the Zrii product line
To learn more about the ingredients in Zrii, visit My Zrii.
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Contestants and sponsors wanted! More details on the contest page.
I am thrilled to announce that we have a new sponsor for the Short Story contest. Mark David Gerson is a screenwriter, award-winning author and creator of The Q’ntana Trilogy of fantasy novels and films. The MoonQuest, the first book in the trilogy, has won multiple awards, as has his book on writing and creativity, The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write. Both books and his The Voice of the Muse Companion: Guided Meditations for Writers CD are available here and on Amazon.
The MoonQuest, the first feature film in The Q’ntana Trilogy, produced by Anvil Springs Entertainment of Los Angeles and Albuquerque, will be in theatres in 2012.
Mark David is also a script analyst, editorial consultant, artist, photographer, broadcaster and popular speaker on topics related to creativity and spirituality. Although his Muse & You radio show is on hiatus, he is still a regular featured guest on Unity.fm’s Spiritual Coaching radio program.
As a creativity coach and writing-workshop facilitator for nearly 20 years in the U.S. and Canada, Mark David has guided writers and non-writers alike to connect with their innate wisdom, open to their creative power and express themselves with ease.
Mark David will send the winner of the Short Story contest the MP3 version of his 2-CD recording, “The Voice of the Muse Companion: Guided Meditations for Writers” as well as a track from the CD which accompanies his fabulous “You Are a Writer” video.
You can find Mark David here:
- Web site: http://www.markdavidgerson.com/
- Blog http://www.markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/
- Facebook personal profile and fan page
- Google +
Thank you, Mark David, for your generosity! If you would like to win Mark David’s prize package or any of the other prizes, or if you would like to sponsor the contest, you can learn more at the contest page.
Today is the 100th day since I began this blog and the 100th prompt as well. To celebrate, I’m having a contest! For more details, please check out the contest page. Right now, I want to tell you about one of the sponsors and the fabulous books she is offering.
Myne Whitman (a pen name) was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria, where she spent most of her time, studying, reading and daydreaming or climbing trees and playing with the boys. Myne has a Master’s degree in Public Health Research, but chose to follow her childhood dream of spinning stories. She writes and blogs full-time, while also volunteering as an ESL tutor for a local charity. She critiques with the Seattle Eastside Writers Meet-up, and is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Myne is generously sponsoring two categories in the contest, Flash Fiction and Non-Fiction.
For the Flash Fiction Contest: A Love Rekindled – Efe returns to Nigeria after years in the United States, and her nights become plagued by nightmares of Kevwe Mukoro, her ex-fiancé. Sparks fly when they meet again, as Kevwe claims he’d never stopped loving her. Can the traumatic events of the past be resolved, and will she give in to rekindled love? (ebook)
For the Non-Fiction Contest: A Heart to Mend – Gladys Eborah has spent most of her life in a suburb of Enugu. but moves to Lagos to seek a job and gradually transitions into an independent young woman. Soon, she begins to fall for wealthy Edward Bestman who is haunted by the past of his illegitimate birth and other secrets he will not share. (ebook)
You can find Myne online at:
- On her blog, Myne Whitman Writes
- On Twitter @Myne_Whitman
- On Facebook Myne. Whitman
- On SheWrites Myne Whitman
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