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Okay, I know if I try to embed things over here LJ will go all wonky, so you'll have to click through each one.

These are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER but here are the top 10 videos for Hugging the Rock book trailer scholarship contest. The rest of the judges and I are working hard on narrowing down a winner but feel free to chime in with your opinions.

1.   MRose

2.   Erin McCarter

3.   KevinMFox

4.   Cat814

5.   Caitlin1591

6.   AnnaPhilomena

7.   amdedinboro

8.   robowasabi

9.   elwen

10. tennisdancer51
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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December 22nd, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
These are wonderful! I had to stop watching because it was making me cry. Will pull myself together to watch the ones I missed. They capture your book so well.
December 23rd, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
These teens did such a wonderful job! I teared up on a few of them, too! Amazing what power your words and these videos have.
January 15th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
They were all so good and make me want to read the book. I really liked AnnaPhilmena's, but I liked them all.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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