The OC Christian Writers Conference sponsored its second Memoir Contest at the 2012 conference. Writers attending the conference had an opportunity to submit 15 pages of their memoir to compete for cash prizes of $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $75 for third. Winners were recognized at the conference during Saturday evening’s award ceremony. The winners for this year’s memoir contest were:
1st place: Jey Samuel for Feel Awesome
Feel Awesome is an account of my journey starting as a young boy growing up in India, and how God’s faithfulness guided me through challenges as He took me to London, Calgary, Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles.
2nd place: Suzanne Makshanoff for Walking With God During Infertility
Walking With God During Infertility addresses the hopelessness, resentment, confusion, guilt, frustration, depression, inadequacy, and anger that accompanies a failure to conceive and tests marriages to their limits. Walking With God During Infertility addresses these topics and others, using biblical Scripture to heal the soul of the reader. Read more about Suzanne’s writing at www.mybutterflytestimony.com.
3rd place: Dani Nichols for Grace, Courage and Horsehair
To learn more about Dani and her writing projects, visit www.wranglerdani.com/blog.
Congratulations to ALL of this year’s Memoir Contest winners!
If you would like to learn more about the OC Christian Writers Conference, visit www.occwf.org.