I mentioned in an earlier post that since my book and this blog won first-place awards in their respective categories in the Illinois Woman's Press Association's Communications Contest for 2007, both would be sent on to the parent National Federation of Press Women's national contest.
Yesterday, I received the surprising news that both were prize winners at the national level: first place for this blog (Web writing, Personal) and third place for my book (Nonfiction, Biography/Autobiography).
I am elated! The awards will be presented at the NFPW's annual conference in Richmond, Virginia, in September, and I hope to be there. Writing is such fun!
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