Your Moment Giveaway: Finalist #1

Stacy Lane was chosen as one of three finalists for the Your Moment Giveaway sponsored by The Moment edited by Larry Smith of Smith Magazine, the people who brought you the six-word memoir books. The winner will be the one whose entry reposted on gets the most Facebook “likes” by 11:59PM EST, Friday, January 27. The ONLY way to vote is to click the Facebook “Like” just above this text on


When I was a very awkward 12, I was reading the back cover of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The First Four Years before starting it. I’d devoured everything she had written but had never opened this one yet. I struck upon the phrase “based upon her life” and it completely stunned me. All of the “Little House” books, Mary, Ma, baby Carrie, the struggles to eek out a living and the joys of family life….it had all happened to a real person, years and years before. Books took on a whole new life for me and have never been the same since!

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