DRUMROLL...Announcing our March On with Mentor Text Prize Winners!


Thank you everyone who participated and promoted our March On With Mentor Text

Inaugural Yearly Event!


I offer profuse apologies for the delay in posting the winners, as I have had a rough few months with putting our house up for sale and searching for a new one, as well as moving temporarily to Kentucky and back (and getting COVID on top of everything).


To expedite the *late* process of claiming prizes, please contact the Author via the e-mail or form provided, with MARCH ON WITH MENTOR TEXT PRIZE in the subject line of the e-mail or form. Also, please tweet or share your good news on facebook and give these generous authors some cyber-love.


But without further delay, here are our winners:


MO Day #1: Lynne Marie Mines Mentor Texts (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project eBook and 15 Min Zoom Q & A

Winner: Maria Marshall

Contact: LiterallyLynneMarie@gmail.com

Website: www.literallylynnemarie.com


MO Day #2: Vivian Kirkfield Makes Magic (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Four Otters Toboggan PLUS Book Swag

Winner: Laurie Stewart Fortier

Contact: viviankirkfield@gmail.com

Website: www.viviankirkfield.com


MO Day #3: Anthropomorphism with Jill Dana (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Critique

Winner: Mona Pease

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.jilldanabooks.com


MO Day #4 Melissa Stoller Tends the Garden (rateyourstory.org)

Prize #1: Planting Friendship and Book Swag

Winner: Debra Daugherty

Prize #2: Critique

Winner: Cindy Sommer

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.melissastoller.com


MO Day #5: Lauren Kerstein Prunes Evergreen Themes (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Non-rhyming critique under 1000 words

Winner: Vasilia Grabowski

Contact: via form on website (under creative corner)

Website: www.laurenkerstein.net


MO Day #6: Catherine Bailey Writes What She Loathes (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Signed Copy of Hustle Bustle Bugs

Winner: Donna Rossman

Contact: RYSCyberOffice@gmail.com (Prize will be mailed in late July)

Website: www.catherinebaileybooks.com


MO DAY #7: Mary Boone and Back Matter Matters (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Signed Copy of Bugs for Breakfast

AND 30-Min Ask Me Anything Video Call

Winner: Mary McLellan

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.boonewrites.com


MO Day #8: Christy Mihaly Mixes It Up (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Signed and Personalized Book -

Choose from Hey, Hey, Hay or Free for You and Me

Winner: Michelle Steinberg

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.christymihaly.com


MO Day #9: Becky Scharnhorst Explores Epistolary Texts (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Author’s Choice

Winner: Stacey Gustafson

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.beckysharnhorst.com


MO Day #10 Marzieh Abbas Lifts with Language (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Author’s Choice

Winner: Natalie Tanner

Contact: KeenAboutDeen@gmail.com

Website: Marzieh Abbas | Facebook


MO Day #11 Roxanne Explores Refrains (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Submission Package Critique

Winner: MD Knabb

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.Roxannetroup.com


MO Day #12: Matt Lilley Finds the Extraordinary (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: His Debut Book

Winner: John McGranaghan

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.mattlilley.ink




MO Day #13: SK Wenger Deciphers Magic (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Zoom Critique

Winner: Julie C. Hansen

Contact: skwenger@aol.com

Website: shaundawenger.blogspot.com


MO Day #14 Lynne Marie Explores Double Jeopardy (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project Digital and 15 Min. Zoom Q & A

Winner: Lenora Rougeau Biemans

Contact: LiterallyLynneMarie@gmail.com

Website: www.literallylynnemarie.com


MO Day #15 Judy Cooper Loves to Learn (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: The Writer’s Planner

Winner: Jenna Johnson

Contact: RateYourStory@gmail.com

Website: Art by Dea: I AM A WRITER Planner (dea-lenihan.blogspot.com)


MO Day #16 Linda Marshall Counts the Ways (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Author’s Choice

Winner: Kim Jensen Larsen

Contact: Linda@LindaMarshall.com

Website: www.lindamarshall.com


MO Day #17 Katie Frawley Goes Beyond (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: 15 Minute Zoom Chat

Winner: Denise of Ingleside

Contact: ktfrawley11@gmail.com

Website: www.katiefrawley.com


MO Day #18 Lydia Lukidis Hooks the Reader (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: 1 Non-Fiction Critique (5-10 Pages)

Winner: Cheryl Cook Johnson

Contact: info@lydialukids.com or via form on website

Website: www.lydialukidis.com


MO Day #19 Marta Magellan Explores Hybrids (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Critique of one hybrid picture book manuscript

Winner: Mary Claire K

Contact: via form on webiste

Website: www.martamagellan.com


MO Day #20 Adam Blackman Explains Realistic Fiction (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: PB Critique

Winner: Judy Wilkins Sobanski

Contact: ℅ RYSCyberOffice@gmail.com

Website: Meet the Team at Cardinal Rule Press Publishing House


MO Day #21 Lynne Marie Celebrates America (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project Digital AND 15 Min Zoom

Winner: Karen Gebbia

Contact: LiterallyLynneMarie@gmail.com

Website: www.literallylynnemarie.com


MO Day #22 Dea Lenihan Fills the Space (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: ½ Hour Illustration Consultation and

Illustrator’s Choice of Coloring Book PDF

Winner: Read / Comment on Dea’s Post that you are an illustrator.

We will pick from those at the end of the month!

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.dealenihan.com


MO Day #23 Ana Siquera Transforms (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: See post for Winner Options

Winner: Lisa M. Horn

Contact: via form on website

Website: www.anafiction.com


MO Day #24 Helen Wu Takes Time (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Picture Book Critique with 30 Min. Zoom

Winner: Sarah Meade

Contact: helenhwubooks@gmail.com

Website: www.helenwu.com


MO Day #25 Laura Roettiger Separates the Layers (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Three books mentioned in the post!

Winner: Katherine Gail Hartman

Contact: via form on website

Website: Laura Roettiger Books – Author, Photographer, Editor


MO Day #26 Heather Macht Goes from PBs to CBs (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Critique of 1st 3 Chapters of a Chapter Book

Winner: Alison McGauley

Contact: via form on website

Website: Home | Author Heather Macht


MO Day #27 Danna Smith Discusses Board Books (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Wake Up Freight Train

Winner: Angie Quantrell

Contact: via form on website

Website: Danna Smith Author – Engaging Books for Young Readers (dannasmithbooks.com)


MO Day #28 Cindy Schrauben Writes What She Loves (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Author’s Choice - Author will advise

Winner: Sallye O’Rourke

Contact: Cindy@CindySchrauben.com

Website: https://cindyschrauben.com/


MO Day #29 Rosie Pova Writes With Heart (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: 30-Min Q & A Phone Call

Winner: Marie Prins

Contact: via form on website

Website: Rosie J. Pova Children's Author - Home (rosiejpova.com)


MO Day#30 Brian Gehrlein Crafts Better Beginnings (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Author’s Choice - Author will advise

Winner: Donna Williams Marx

Contact: via form on website

Website: Contact | PB Spotlight


MO Day #31 Lynne Marie Uncovers the Magic of Three (rateyourstory.org)

Prize: Three Half Hour Mentoring Sessions, 1 to Each of 3 Winners

Winners: Suzy Leopold

Karen Gebbia

Jeannette Suhr

Contact: ThePictureBookMechanic@gmail.com

Website: www.LiterallyLynneMarie.com


Thank you, everyone for participating! I will be giving additional prizes of 15 min zoom consultations to select winners who share their favorite post and tag @RateYourStory and @Literally_Lynne.


IMPORTANT INFO: All prizes need to be redeemed within one month of this post (September 12, 2022). Any prizes not redeemed or used by that time will expire. Please understand that the authors work hard and have busy lives so we don’t want them to have to track the prizes past that date.


Our Authors worked hard and all they got was "this lousy badge"! Even a lousy t-shirt is better LOL




And lastly, please mark your calendars for next year! Thanks again!




If you were not a prize winner this year, be sure to come back next year, and at the very least, we have a participant badge for you. Please grab it if you'd like and feel free to link it back to: https://www.rateyourstory.org/march-on


And for those who were waiting...Spring Contest Winners coming soon!