Recognition for My Novel LITTLE SONG

At their annual benefit last weekend in Richmond, Virginia, James River Writers recognized my novel LITTLE SONG as one of three finalists in their Best Unpublished Novel Contest.  Founded in 2002, the Richmond, Virginia, non-profit organization “serves aspiring and professional writers and passionate readers in all genres through a variety of programs, services, and events,” including their well-attended conference held annually in October. The contest’s final judge, Jann Malone, told me she particularly liked the main character’s strong voice, the Indian legends that added context and layers to the story, and the way the novel was structured over one week.  “What a week it was!” she said.

Thank you, James River Writers, for your recognition and support. To read more about LITTLE SONG, visit my website


  • Melanie
    June 11, 2011 - 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Woot! Yay, Margaret!

    A Sammy Bear by any other name – like, say, Little Song 😉 – is as sweet. And now for a clueful publishing house to spot this (and have a spot for it)!

  • mrodenberg
    June 15, 2011 - 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Now that would be awesome, wouldn’t it? This manuscript’s time will come. Keep working on yours, too.

  • Paul
    June 20, 2011 - 7:16 am | Permalink


  • July 7, 2011 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

    You can count on me to come to the publication party and buy several copies, for myself and friends! Little Song sounds like my perfect summer reading, too bad I can’t get it yet! Alix

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