Sunday, September 2, 2012

Super Sunday - for Me at Least!

I just received some wonderful news. Back in the Spring, I submitted a family history story to the Excellence-in-Writing Competition sponsored by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.

This week I was notified of the winners and was honored to see my name listed as the winner of Category IV.  This category represents stories or articles from an unpublished author.

It is indeed a Super Sunday for me!  Here is a list of all of the winners:

Category I – Columns
  • First - A Big Game for the Big Day – Shelley Bishop
  • Second - Newel King, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry – Shelley Bishop
  • Third - Wanted: Larger ‘Needles’ – James M. Beidler
Category II – Articles
  • First - Blue Collar Breakthroughs – Sunny Morton
  • Second - Academic Libraries: A Good Reason to Head Back to Campus – Mary Penner
  • Third - An Identity Crisis: Using Indirect Evidence to Prove …. – Debbie Parker Wayne, CG
Category III – Original Research Story
  • First - Common Ground – Courtenay O’Bryan Auger
  • Second [tie] -The Long and Winding Road: The Search for the Clark Farm – Cheryl Roach
  • Second [tie] - James Holmes: He Was Tickled to be Pickled – Marjorie Waterfield
Category IV – Unpublished Author
  • First - The Butchers of Marshall Avenue – Carla Love Maitland
Category V – Unpublished Work by Published Author
  • First - The Bones of Hobo Hollow – Paul K. Graham
  • Second - Ella’s Letter – Nancy Waters Lauer
  • Third - Civil War Perils of Springtime – M. Carolyn Steele

.This may be a sign that I should continue in my writing endeavors!


  1. Congratulations Carla! I can't wait to read your story.

    1. Sheri, thank you so very much for your congratualations. I did not see this until today! I usually get an email, but evidently didn't get one for yours.

      I truly appreciate your comment!