We did it!

Kobi’s story FINALLY won first place in a writing contest!!  It was only for the first chapter of the book, and it wasn’t for a publishing contract, but now I have bragging rights and a check!  I finally got paid for writing something – and they spelled my name and the title correctly!

The contest was put on by 2012 Writers-Editors Network Annual International Writing Competition and we won first place in the Children’s book division.  You can go to:


and scroll down to the Children’s Literature section or just see below for what they wrote:  CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
1st PLACE – Heather Hamel, Elkton, Fla. – “Kobi: Memoirs of a Mustang,” Chapter 1, Middle Grade Book – This opening chapter immediately engages readers in a fast-paced story that stays in the viewpoint and character of a fast-paced horse.

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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1 Response to We did it!

  1. Mom says:

    Wow and we had to hear this via internet not a excited phone call? This is really special we are so very happy for you! Love mom

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