Tracy and Marylane welcome Andi Lehman to the Write Life Workshops staff. An experienced writer and wildlife educator, Andi will co-present out-of-town workshops on writing for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Join Tracy and Andi at our upcoming  Stirring the Pot: Writing For Chicken Soup for the Soul  workshop in Lexington, Kentucky on April 1, 2017. Learn more here.

Tracy Crump and AimeeAnn Blythe will host a book signing Saturday, Nov. 19 from 12-2pm   at CS The Joy of Christmas 2016 (3)Books-a-Million in Southaven, Mississippi, 135 Towne Square Blvd. Chicken Soup for the Soul : The Joy of Christmas includes Tracy’s stories “The Angels’ Angel” and “The Best Present” as well as AimeeAnn’s “Lights, Camera, Action.” Make plans to drop by.

We’re celebrating Tracy Crump’s new website!  Take time to check it out and also visit Tracy’s FB author page.crump10

Congrats to Tracy Crump for her newest Chicken Soup for the Soul publication. The Joy of Christmas includes “The Angels’ Angel,” Tracy’s 16th story published in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Available October 18, 2016.  Visit Tracy’s author page on Facebook.CS The Joy of Christmas 2016 (3)

Congrats to Tracy Crump for her Chicken Soup for the Soul publication. My Very Good, Very Bad Dog  includes “Pumpkin Pie,” Tracy’s 15th story published in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Available February 9, 2016.CS My Very Good Very Bad Dog (2)

Congrats to Tracy Crump for her Chicken Soup for the Soul publication. Volunteering & Giving Back  includes “The Circle of Volunteerism,” Tracy’s 14th story published in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Available September 2015.

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Reader Appreciation Award logo (2)Write Life Workshops was honored to receive the Reader Appreciation Award. Thanks to Carol Round for nominating Write Life Workshops for this award.

Carol Round is a self-syndicated faith-based columnist, author of three books, inspirational speaker, lover of people, mother of two sons, grandmother to five, follower of JESUS and obedient owner to a spoiled rotten dog named Taco. “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love”–Colossians 2:2.  Her blog is while her website is She is currently promoting The 40-Day Challenge, a free companion e-workbook to “Journaling with Jesus: How to draw closer to God,” which can be found at her blog.


There are a few guidelines for accepting this award: 1. Acknowledge the giver of the award and provide a link to his or her blog site. 2. Copy and paste the award to your blog. 3. Pass the award to up to ten bloggers. 4. Notify your selected bloggers that you have nominated them.

It is our privilege to nominate the following bloggers for The Reader Appreciation Award:

  • Emily Akin: Emily’s blog4writers site has a wealth of information for writers with an emphasis on marketing
  • Lynn Huggins Blackburn Lynn uses humor and grit to encourage others in her blog, Out of the Boat: Living Where Fear and Faith Collide.
  • Debra Butterfield Debra extends a hand for hope and healing through articles and posts on a number of “hot-button” topics.
  • Shirley Corder Shirl offers inspiration and encouragement not only for writers but for those who have suffered with breast cancer.
  • Katherine Crawford No one provides more hope and inspiration with a mix of humor than The Lionhearted Kat. Her blog focuses on caregivers but can be a source of encouragement to anyone.
  • Edie Melsen: Edie invites writers to “join the conversation” to reach the world through “excellence, connections and technology.” She is highly proficient in social networking.
  • Harriet Michael: Harriet posts powerful devotional thoughts on her What He Has Done for My Soul blog. Harriet regularly contributes “Strange and Interesting Bible Facts” to our The Write Life newsletter.
  • Shannon Milholland Shannon provides a “fresh-squeezed oasis for ordinary life” on her Jesus and My Orange Juice blog where she posts delightful insights on everyday life.
  • Cec Murphey New York Times bestselling author Cec Murphey shares “lessons learned from a lifetime of writing” in his Writer to Writer blog. The short, teaching posts are perfect for busy writers.
  • Vonda Skelton: Vonda uses large doses of humor to “inform, inspire and empower.” She encourages and motivates writers through her blog, workshops and conference.

We encourage writers and readers to check out these blogs.


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  1. Thank you so much for this award, Tracy and Maryane. I’m thrilled that you find my sites of value. That’s what they’re all about – I write to inspire and encourage both writers and those in the cancer valley. Blessings to you both.

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