I’ve heard publishing a book compared to birthing a child. I disagree. They’re nothing alike—from conception to delivery. For one thing, when you have a baby, you don’t wonder, “Will people like my baby?”
In my case, I knew my friends and family that had supported and encouraged me would like my book. I knew my publisher saw a market for it. However, after lining up my blog tour, I waited on pins and needles. What if they didn’t love it? What it they said my personal stories (examples) were crap?
Happily, every one of my reviewers recommended Memories of Me. The blog tour process was humbling and exhilarating. In fact, the blog tour was akin to riding a roller coaster. It’s only now that it’s over that I realize how much fun I had taking the ride.
Praise for Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life
Once again, I’d like to thank the following reviewers that took the time to read and review Memories of Me. I’m also grateful for the fact that they also posted their five star reviews for Memories of Me on Amazon and Goodreads.
Lorraine Reguly reviewed Memories of Me on Wording Well
Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life is a true treasure chest of goodness you will benefit from and love!…I also plan on using some of the exercises and worksheets as I struggle with my book of memoirs (and dealing with some of my own demons)!
Shelli Proffitt Howells reviewed Memories of Me on Shelli Proffitt Howells
In Memories of Me, Laura Hedgecock shares the tools that can help even the most amateur writer to bring those stories to life….I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in preserving their family history.
Donna McBroom-Theriot reviewed Memories of Me on My Life. One Story at a Time.
If you are thinking about compiling your memories, your stories, MEMORIES OF ME, is a good place to begin. It is an easy book to read with clear and precise avenues of beginning your journey… I can definitely recommend the book.
Heidi Grange reviewed Memories of Me on LDS and Lovin’ It
This book is a great resource for those like me who want to create a personal history but don’t really know how to get started.
Melanie Valderrama reviewed Memories of Me on Mel’s Shelves
This is the best resource book I have seen to help with recording memories and writing my personal history and I will definitely refer to it many times in the years to come! I highly recommend this to everyone!
Stephanie Connelly Worlton reviewed Memories of Me on Kreating Krazy
This is seriously a book I believe everyone should take the time to read. If you take it one chapter at a time, following the direction she gives, by the time you finish reading, you will be well on your way to having your history recorded.
Jinky reviewed Memories of Me on Jinky is Reading
It felt as if she [me!] was behind me whispering encouragements. That’s a mark of an exceptional non-fiction writer because too much concentration on facts leads to a boring read. This was far from boring but rather quite a helpful tool in aiding me see the beauty of capturing my own “treasure chest of memories.”
Jinky is in the top 1% of Goodreads’ Reviewers. She also listed Memories of Me among the top ten books she’s read this year.
Brooke Berry of reviewed Memories of Me on Brooklyn Berry Designs
Memories of Me is a great comprehensive guide to break down the task of writing down your history into manageable sections and make it seem like a feasible project.
Shauna Wheelwright reviewed Memories of Me on I Love to Read and Review Books
This book will help you bring your family history or personal history alive…Phenomenal guidance! Fantastic help! Incredible worksheets!
Diane Tolley reviewed Memories of Me on On the Border
I have just been introduced to the most amazing book!…Her fun, insightful instructions and actual, physical workpages will motivate, guide and inspire even the neophytes among us.
Other five star reviews for Memories of Me
There are additional five star reviews for Memories of Me on Amazon that did not come from blog tour participants. It’s so gratifying to see people willing to take the time to give an author some positive feedback.
Spotlights, Giveaways, and Guest posts
Other book bloggers sponsored spotlights and guest blogs.
Mindy Holt of LDS Women’s Book Review ran a spotlight of Memories of Me. Though targeted at LDS members, this site is a great resource for anyone looking for “clean” reads.
Yolanda Johnson Bryant of The Author’s Hideaway ran a spotlight as well. Her site is as much as resource center as it is a hideaway.
Caren Rich of CKRich.com allowed me to guest post on her cool new author site.
Chrissy of Every Free Chance ran a highlight of Memories of Me and its author. Check out her site for reviews, interviews, giveaways and highlights.
Have you enjoyed a book lately? If so, do the author a favor and post a short review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. If you enjoyed my book, I’d really appreciate the extra time and effort. (Pretty please with sugar on top ….)