The “My Gutsy Story®” trademark became officially registered with the United States Trademark office on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
I wish to thank all the wonderful authors who have submitted their “My Gutsy Story®” since I started this contest in October 2011, and the 65 authors who signed contracts and wish to be included in the anthology.
Our very first author to submit was Rhonda Hayes. I shall never forget her heartbreaking story with its unexpected twist, and amazing ending. It received 50 comments and from then on, these inspiring stories have continued to help all of us realize we all belong to one global community.
I am working with two wonderful ladies, Michele DeFilippo and Ronda Rawlins from 1106 Design-yes the same company that did my Freeways to Flip-Flops, book cover and interior formatting-to design the cover of the:
My Gutsy Story® Anthology: True Stories of Love, Courage and Adventure From Around the World.
The book will be launched in September 2013, and I shall keep all of you updated as we move along.
Sonia’s News: (GOLD MEDAL AWARD-see below)
- During the month of May, I shall be in Copenhagen, Paris and a brief stop in London. Posts and photos will be from Europe. Please let me know what would interest you.
- Now is the time to submit your “My Gutsy Story®.” New stories will start in June. (See information below)
- My memoir Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, received 1st Place, and a Gold Medal in the “Autobiography/Memoir” category of the 2012 E-lit Awards. It also received a Silver Medal, in the “Travel Essay” category of the E-lit Awards.
“The fourth annual eLit Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment.”
Do you have a “My Gutsy Story®” you’d like to share?
NOW is the time to submit your “My Gutsy Story®.” Please see guidelines below and contact Sonia Marsh at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Voting starts on May 2nd-May 15th.