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A free contest: Your Life...The Reader's Digest Version

Can the writers of the world say, "Free?"  "FREE!"

Yes, this contest with a $25,000 winning cash prize is free.

Which means it's probably going to be difficult to win with all the submissions. But there are other cash prizes and chances for publication in Reader's Digest.

I've been notified that my 150 word submission to the Your Life...The Reader's Digest Version Contest is being considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Reader's Digest!

Let me know if you submitted a piece by pasting the link in the comments. I'll be happy to vote for you!

To read "Life Is A Blink" and vote for me, click

A Review of Cracks In the Sidewalk

I started reading Cracks In the Sidewalk by Bette Lee Crosby when she began posting chapters on her blog. The Christian women's fiction novel became available on Amazon Kindle for only $2.99. As soon as I found that out, I immediately purchased thee-book.

The heart-wrenching story is about Claire McDermott, who cares for her adult daughter, Liz, when doctors discover an incurable brain tumor. Liz's husband, the deplorable JT Caruthers, abandons her and wreaks further emotional havoc in Claire and Liz's life when he refuses to allow Liz's three children to see their mother. Claire and Charlie McDermott do all they can to support Liz while trying to coax JT into doing the right thing. Once, that includes knocking down his door with a sledgehammer. More often, it involves long-suffering for Claire and Charlie.

When I read the book, I felt so moved emotionally. Those who know me won't be surprised that I was crying at the end. Claire and Charlie (Liz's parents) su…