Readers’ Favorite Awards-2014 Gold Medal for My Memoir

  I'm on my way to Miami to receive the 2014 Readers' Favorite, "Gold" Medal Award for memoirs. I am very happy, honored and surprised. My biggest joy is to meet my fellow bloggers, authors, and those who have...read more

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Take the Risk Contest

  Take The Risk Contest. I started the My Gutsy Story® Anthology series in order to inspire people to help one another take risks in life. I'm a firm believer in going for your dreams and passions in life. Whether those...read more

Winner of the October 2014 “My Gutsy Story®”

This October we had FOUR OUTSTANDING  “My Gutsy Story®” authors. Some of these stories will be included in our 3rd “My Gutsy Story®” Anthology, published in 2015.  Thank you to all five authors. Your stories are all WINNERS. 1st Place,...read more

Portraying Pain and Survival in Memoir by Amy Friedman

  As someone who loves to read and write memoirs, I was inspired by Amy Friedman's life story, and the lessons she offered memoir writers at the California Writers Club-Orange, on Saturday, November 8th, 2014. Her presentation...read more

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Finding Your Book Customers

Dan Poynter is the guru of self-publishing; we all know that, but what you might not know is that Dan is a pilot, skydiver, Master Parachute Rigger, and an aviation historian. He is a world traveler—53...read more

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How to Create A Super Successful Book Launch

  A successful book launch is  about creating a friendly ambiance at a fantastic location like Zov's Bistro. Everyone loves to feel welcomed, and part of a  "like-minded" group. An event based on a theme, great food, delicious wine and...read more

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Vote for Your Favorite October “My Gutsy Story®”

  You have from now until November 12th to vote on the sidebar, (only one vote per person) and the winner will be announced on November 13th, and will select a prize from our generous sponsors. Our 1st “My Gutsy Story®” is by...read more

Proud to Serve, But the War Wasn’t Over For Him

He Was Proud to Serve “My Gutsy Story®” by Jane Franklin He was seventeen and he wanted to be a Marine, as luck would have it the Marines were glad to have him. Vietnam, a quagmire in...read more

How to Turn Your Book Into A Film or Television Project

  Dete Meserve is President of Wind Dancer Films, a film development, finance and production company based in Los Angeles, and New York. The company has created TV hits such as Roseanne and Home Improvement, two of my favorite...read more

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Having the Courage to Be Myself

  Having the Courage to Be Myself “My Gutsy Story®”-Lee Lomas   Playing it safe landed me a single woman and living alone for the first time at the boomer age of forty-nine. I lived with my family until...read more