Award Winning #WLM Authors

2014 seems to have been a great year for the authors of the Facebook group We Love Memoirs.  Many of us won awards throughout the year (although technically, I’m not sure if I won an “award” yet.. the email I received said “You’ve won an award”, but I am only a finalist for the 2015 awards.  To me, that’s not winning but I’ve included myself on the list anyway).  Regardless, here are some awesome memoirs you should check out in 2015!

Susan Joyce
The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening
GOLD – 2014 Readers Favorite – Non-Fiction Travel
Honorable Mention – 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes

Victoria Twead
Two Old Fools on a Camel: From Spain to Bahrain and back again
#14 New York Times Best Seller List

Linda Kovic-Skow
French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley
BRONZE – 2014 Readers Favorite – Non-Fiction Travel

Julie Freed
*NAKED*: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina
BRONZE – 2014 Readers Favorite – Memoir
FINALIST – USA Best Books (in 2 categories)
Memoir Staff Pick – Parnassus Books

Steven Whitacre
My Father’s Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood
FINALIST – 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes

Gisela Hausmann
Naked Determination: 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear
GOLD – 2014 Readers Favorite – Non-Fiction – Motivational

Dale Baker
More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving
BRONZE – 2014 Living Now Book Awards – Caregiving
FINALIST – 2014 USA Best Book Awards – Health: Death & Dying

Sonia Marsh
Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of gutsy Living on a Tropical Island
GOLD – 2014 Readers Favorite – Memoirs

Charlotte Smith
Paw Prints in Oman
#3 New York Times Best Seller List (Animals)

Cherie Magnus
The Church of Tango
GOLD – Wishing Shelf Awards – Adult Non-Fiction
*First Chapter also selected to be included in the Chicken Soup for the Soul, Reboot Your Life anthology

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