Saturday, November 26, 2011

eChook Swag Bag Giveaway and Review of eChook Memoir Review

E-VENT:  So, You Want to Write a Memoir -- Live-chat with Tessa Smith

Meryl L. Moss Media Relations has another fantastic E-VENT coming up It is their first ever writing workshop with eChook Founder Tessa Smith McGovern   The event is titled “So, You Want to Write a Memoir.”  It is a live chat with author, memoirist, and digital publisher Tessa Smith McGovern.

Tessa Smith McGovern.
You may be thinking that this isn’t something for you but if you have ever written a blog, updated a Facebook status, tweeted your thoughts or even sent a text, you are part of the latest social media treads.  This move from emailing to blogging to Facebook shows one very important thing: the need to share our personal stories.

Tessa Smith McGovern will be chatting about what it takes to write and publish a short memoir live on BookTrib on December 7 at 3 p.m. eastern standard time. Tessa will be ready to answer your questions and discuss her memoir writing tips. It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned writer, journalist, or just a blogger, stop by, ask questions and be entered to win awesome eChook prizes. All you have to do is send an email to and you will be registered to attend the free event. You can also learn about Tessa’s writing classes by clicking HERE.

Review of Memoir Vol. 1

Memoir, Vol. 1
Tessa Smith McGovern has released a new eBook app story collected called Memoir, Vol. 1. It is available for an introductory price of $0.99 on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Nook, Kindle and online e-book.  This app which is part of a short story collection called eChook that features short memoirs from various authors with unique writing styles. It includes chapters from writers such as Tricia Tierney, Leslie Feller, and Rebecca Dimyan. You can check out a sample story by Megan Smith-Harris titled “Makeover” at the eChook site.

The eChook app idea came from the 16th century chapbook which is a small single chapter book. The apps are based on this idea and designed to be read in about ten minutes. A couple of my favorites were “One Night Strangers” by Rebecca Dimyan and “Dating Writers” by Jennifer Armstrong.

eChook also has calls for open submissions.  If you are in aspiring writer, check the submissions page out and attend the “So, You Want to Write a Memoir” E-VENT.

Tracy at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations was kind enough to offer for giveaway an eChook swag bag of teas and treats with a mug, mouse pad and Chap Stick to help the winning eChook reader relax while reading.  This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. The contest is open through November 30 at 11:59 pm.  I will announce the winner the following day.

If you would like to enter to win, visit the authors’ page and scroll down the page to where it states: “Congratulations to the authors of Memoir Vol. 1.”  Review the available excerpts and tell which one of the stories sounds the most interesting to you.  Leave your email address as well so I have a way to contact you.  The winner will be picked via a random number generator. 

Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. Meryl L. Moss Media Relations sent me copy of Memoir Vol. 1 for review. The opinions expressed belong entirely to me. Thank you Tracy and Meryl L. Moss Media Relations for allowing me the opportunity to review Memoir Vol. 1.