Officially Published

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back in April I posted that I had won a writing contest by Vicki Courtney--a foremost expert on all things teen culture. She requested articles (750 words or less) on subjects which would be of interest to teenage girls. I had been working on an essay for a friend's yet to be published book: "You Didn't Wait Mom, Why Should I?" I pulled up the file on my computer, did a little editing and sent it off to Vicki.

Ten days later Vicki posted on MY blog--what a treat--and informed me that I was a winner. The prize was a Starbucks card and my article published at a later date on her Virtuous Reality website. I just received an email from her office asking if they could post a picture of my family with my article. So here it is. Let me know if you can't read it and I'll send a copy to you.


2 Responses to “Officially Published”

God's Girl Pearl said...


I was unable to read your article. Can you send a copy to my e-mail? It is

I came across your blog on Vicki Courtney's website.

God's Girl Pearl
(Christy Gold)

Anonymous said...

Dana, I looked at your blog because I so enjoy reading your wise words. Please make it so I can read this article. I watched "Starter Wife" last night and you would love it. The main character (Grace, from Will and Grace) keeps a journal and has a great writing voice. You need to watch it. Anyhow, I hope you're well. I think of you so often. Loved the Ian tribute. He sounds SO MUCH like Will it's scarey. I think there's a lot to be said for astrology!