Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial

Herta Announced Winner for AIW Best Published Memoir!

I have received this year’s American Independent Writers award for best published memoir piece (“The Wall,” which is my immigration story and more broadly that of immigrants now). I feel honored and a bit proud. At a luncheon during the AIW’s conference in DC (mid-June) all the award winners (in various categories) received recognition. What’s […]

Success for a “Blended” Book at a Small Press

Mary Collins was recently awarded the Grand Prize for Nonfiction from the Indie Book Awards for her book American Idle.  Below, she describes her inspiration for writing the book, her journey finding a publisher, and the reasons she chose to embrace a small press. — I am often skeptical of writing contests but I must […]