Success Stories will be updated Summer, 2012. Please send any new or updated information about your publishing successes by July 30 to email@example.com.
Bear River Writers’ Conference has been in existence since 2001. In that time, some of our participants have scored some writing and publishing successes and have given Bear River at least some of the credit for their breakthroughs. We would like to highlight those here.
If you are a past participant of Bear River and you have a success story, please email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it.
A Short History of Successes by Conference Participants:
Ellen Baker – has written Keeping the House, a Chicago Tribune pick for Best Books for 2007 and an American Booksellers Association Booksense Notable Book.
Joan Donaldson – Joan’s Young Adult novel, On Viney’s Mountain, has won a 2009 Friends of American Writers Award, was on the Bank Street Best Books List, and was chosen as a National Book Festival, Tennessee best book pick in 2010.
Mary Ellen Geist - Measure of the Heart, about her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s, gained national recognition with major reviews in the New York Times and an Oprah blog.
Steve Gilzow – Steve has published a number of articles in Traverse Magazine and the Ann Arbor Observer as well as other publications.
Cindy Glovinsky – recently published her third book, Making Peace with your Office Life, St. Martin’s Press, 2009, and has been traveling around the country promoting her book.
Mardi Link – Mardi’s memoir, due out next year, was picked up by Knopf for a six figure advance after seven publishers bid for it at auction. She has two earlier published books, When Evil Came to Good Hart and Isadore’s Secret.
Dave Seter – Dave’s collection of poems called Night Duty will be published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company in 2010.
Lara Zielin – Lara’s Young Adult novel: Donut Days, purchased by Putnam, was released in 2009.