My Memoir Long-Listed in Chanticleer Book Awards

I’m happy to report that my coming-out memoir, THE WAY FROM ME TO US, has moved forward to short-list consideration in the 2022 Chanticleer book awards. See the full list here.

Based in Bellingham, Washington, Chanticleer is a company that supports fiction and nonfiction authors by offering manuscript reviews, writing conferences and workshops on publishing success. The annual awards program began in 2012.

I submitted my manuscript last February. Yesterday, I got news of the selection. The Journey Awards category recognizes narrative nonfiction works about overcoming adversity. There are some interesting titles on the list! I’m proud to be among them. And I’m tickled that my Nashville friend Lynette Ingram also made the list.

Meanwhile, I’m keeping fingers crossed for release of my book before the end of the year. Thanks so much for your interest. I really appreciate it.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

5 thoughts on “My Memoir Long-Listed in Chanticleer Book Awards

  1. HEFTY congratulations on reaching the short-list plateau in the Chanticleer competition. I’m right proud to know you.

    Martin Martin C. Lehfeldt Former President, Southeastern Council of Foundations Author, You’re Not from Around Here, Are You?

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  2. Hi, Mike,

    Congratulations on advancing to the short list for the Chanticleer 2022 award! You’re right, there are a lot of interesting books on that list, but we hope your new memoir is selected! Good luck and keep us posted. Still waiting to hear when your book will be out! Hope all is well with you and Ted. Love, Nancy

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. Congratulations, Mike!  I am sending holiday good wishes and Christmas
    hugs to you and Ted.  I so enjoy your writing and having a chance to
    keep up with your lives through your correspondence and updates from
    Marie and Gordon.



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