• Mary Karr, The Liar’s Club)
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran
Margo Jefferson, Negroland
Dani Shapiro, Devotion
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise
Daisy Hernandez, A Cup of Water Under My Bed
Jessica Valenti, Sex Object
Mark Matousek, The Boy He Left Behind
Hope Edelman, Motherless Mothers
Sue William Silverman, Love Sick



• Jill Kandel, Writing the Silence Away (2nd place winner of anthology contest)
• Eanlai Cronin, My Own Story
• Peter Gibb, The Shower and the Fish
• Lynette Charity, From the Projects to Prosperity
• Donna Barnes, I Told Her to Shut Up
• Roseann M. Bozzone, Of Kids and Rabbits
• Carol Anderson, What Is It About Memoir?
• Bella Mahaya Carter, Writing Naked
• Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner, Takeaway: The Heart of Memoir
• Krishan Bedi, The Journey of the Two-Hundred-Thousand-Word Memoir
• Sarah Conover, The Taste of Her Milk
• Leza Lowitz, The Empty Space
• Nadine Kenney Johnstone, I’m Running Circles Around You
• Lynette Benton, No More Secrets and Silence (1st place winner of anthology contest)
Kelly Kittel, Be Brave and Say Their Names
• Bob Finertie, Dialogue with the Inner Critic
• Rita M. Gardner, From Fear to Freedom
• Robert Hammond, I Still Have a Story to Tell
• Marina Aris, My Twenty-Three-Year Project
• LaDonna Harrison, Where’s the Juice?
• Jill Smolowe, Why I Don’t Find Writing Memoir Cathartic
• Alison Dale, The Gift of Loss
• Vanya Erickson, The Power of Words
• Sonvy Sammons, Journey to a Memoir
• Laurie Prim, It Would Never Happen to Us
• Ashley Espinoza, We Are All Writers
• Jing Li, From China’s Red Stone Bridge to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge
• Nancy Chadwick-Burke, I Called You a Memoir
• Dhana Musil, As If Your Parents Are Dead
Crystal-Lee Quibell, The Aftermath of Memoir
Apryl Schwab, Life Inverted
Irene Sardanis, Writing Without an Agenda
Jude Walsh, The Unfolding Story (3rd place winner of anthology contest)
Fran Simone, Trust the Process and Find the Thread
Rosalyn Kaplus, On Becoming a Memoirist
Rosie Sorenson, Doing It Wrong Till You Get It Right (Eventually)
Paula Wagner, The Mythic Journey of Memoir
Jerry Waxler, Life into Stories
• Ruthie Stender, By the Grace of God, I Write Memoir


ljm-bio-photo_sm Linda Joy Myers is the president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers. She is the author of The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing Story, Becoming Whole, and the award-winning memoir Don’t Call Me Mother, which won the BAPIA Gold Medal prize. Her workbook Journey of Memoir was published by She Writes Press in 2013.
warner-2016-squareBrooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Green-Light Your Book, What's Your Book?, and How to Sell Your Memoir. She sits on three boards: the Independent Book Publishers Association; the National Association of Memoir Writers; and the Bay Area Book Festival. She blogs for Huffington Post and