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Congratulations to FreshBrain user caitlin1591 who is the winner of the $1,000 "FreshBrain Video Book Trailer Scholarship" based on my book, Hugging the Rock. There were so many really talented teens who entered the contest and I want to thank all of them for the time and effort they put into their trailers. Many of them really went for the heartstrings, just like my book.

Thank you, Cailin!

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


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January 18th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
Bravo! In spite of the simple editing, the trailer has the capability to move the viewer. I love the authenticity of the storyboard and the sincerity of the story. Keep it up!

Watch BookWhirl.com's First Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoMFAkn-aSo
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January 19th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks, Laura. Yes, when the dad looks down is when I felt the first tug on my heart....the mom coming in the middle of night, the note by the coffee pot, and then the baby pictures.

It just makes me tear up every time. I felt like she "got" the book.
January 18th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed all the entries that you shared awhile back. But this one stood out for me and I'm really glad it won. Kind of like Goldilocks and that third bowl of porridge, I thought it was "Just right..."

Fred (Higgins)
January 19th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, Fred! Glad to see you around. Happy New Year!
December 30th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
I just now found and read all these comments. I loved reading the book then the entire process of making the very short film - thank you for all of your kind comments!

-Caitlin Beale (caitlin1591)
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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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