A Madison Magazine Reader’s Memories Become 
a Published Memoir
May 28, 2013
11:14 AM
From Memory to Memoir

Contest Winner's Book Now Available

Contest Winner's Book Now Available

In Fall 2012 Madison Magazine and I teamed up to offer a reader the chance to see his or her life story become a book. Entrants submitted a 500-word autobiographical sketch, and a panel of judges chose winners Ron Hoppmann, first place; Barb Kehrein, second place, and April Hoffman, third place.

In May 2013, I delivered Ron’s completed book to him. We celebrated its launch with his writing group (see photo below).

The book is for sale on Lulu.com. To purchase a copy, click here.










Photo: Ron Hoppmann with the Meadowood Life Story Writers. Third place winner April Hoffman, also a member of the group, is shown front row, far right.

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Sarah White, author and personal historian, has written for a variety of markets ranging from business “how-to” books to consumer advice for teens. She applies her professional writing experience to help individuals preserve their life stories through workshops, community projects and one-to-one coaching. Born into a writing family, White graduated from Indiana University in 1980 with a Journalism degree. She has been a professional freelance writer since 1998. Her memoir essays have been published online and in print. She has taught memoir writing locally since 2004, helping dozens of individuals to complete and publish their life stories. She is active in the Association of Personal Historians (www.personalhistorians.org), currently serving as the organization's president. 

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