January Story Winner: “Socks: A Story About Knitting and Reality” by Topher8
It’s a new year and we have a new twist to our Faber Castell Scribble Your Story contest! We are so excited to announce that our January winner was a book created on the iPad with the Scribble Press App.
Author Topher8 (who has requested to remain anonymous) won for his heartwarming story titled Socks: A Story About Knitting and Reality. And here’s the twist – the author is an adult writing about a story from childhood. “My story is a true one that I wanted to tell from a child’s perspective, which I think is an important point of view that [Scribble Press] works to help capture,” says Topher8. “I enjoyed using the iPad app to produce the book and it couldn’t have been easier to use or more user friendly. A person with more artistic ability could really work some magic using it. Thank you again for recognizing my little piece of work and I really respect the inspiration your company provides for today’s children.”
Our guest judge this month is author playwright Jenny Lyn Bader. Her plays include None of the Above, which was produced Off-Broadway and is published by Dramatists Play Service. She co-authored the book He Meant, She Meant: The Definitive Male-Female Dictionary (Warner). And we always enjoy her humor, reviews, and essays in The New York Times. You can read more about her at www.jennylynbader.com.
Ms. Bader was thrilled to see so much inventive writing and drawing in this month’s finalists. Here is what she had to say about her choice, Socks. “What a gift this book is. It begins as a simple story about how kids may act when they receive a present that’s not a toy, then goes in an unexpected direction, and ends with a delightful twist. Along the way, the narrator learns a powerful lesson, and so does the reader. This author deals with serious subjects deftly. And he manages to spin a yarn that’s both funny and moving, both personal and universal, and rich with insights about the nature of giving and human nature. Socks warms us with its wisdom, heart, and humor — and offers a unique and memorable message.”
Our mystery writer will be receiving $100 of art supplies from our friends at Faber-Castell, including a Metallic Mania Gift Set and will be donating his prize to a local childcare facility that caters to needy families.
To read other great books written by kids, and to learn how to enter the Faber-Castell Scribble Your Story contest, check out the Scribble Press eBookshelf. And be sure to download our Free App on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scribble-press/id487300076?mt=8
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