Awards & Events

Honorable Mention, Epoch Times Inspiring the World Writing Competition, December 2017
Judges comments: “The judges felt your article was a compelling and important story of how to take helping others to the next level. It was an inspiring read.”

Seventh Place, Magazine Feature Article, 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, 2017

Honorable Mention, National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) column contest, General Interest Category, over 50,000 circulation, April 2016

Honorable Mention, Featured Article, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, 2016

Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize Winner, Non-Fiction Category, Greyden Press 2013 Book Competition
Title: Cabin Glory: Amusing Tales of Time Spent at the Family Retreat
January 2014, ISBN: 978-1-57074-094-7, $19.99

First Place, Feature Article, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, 2006

Honorable Mention, Featured Article, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

Certificate of Excellence, Cat Writer’s Association Communications Contest, September 2003

News: Listen to Christy’s radio interview with Northern Michigan’s 102.9 Big Country Hits  – Interview with Christy Heitger-Ewing

Upcoming Events:

July 7, 2018, Noon-2 p.m., Purple Tree Books, Cheboygan, MI: Christy will be signing copies of her books Cabin Glory, Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then & Now…Before They Forget, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Empowered Woman.

Past Events:

March 2018: Guest on Central Indiana Today, WYRZ 98.9

October 14, 2017: Christy signed copies of the books “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That” and “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams & the Unexplainable.”

May 6, 2017.: Christy signed copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever

April 2, 2016: Christy performed stand-up comedy at the Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop (EBWW) in Dayton, Ohio

Christy performed in the Listen to Your Mother Indianapolis Show on May 3, 2015.

Christy personalized copies of her book Cabin Glory: Amusing Tales of Time Spent at the Family Retreat at the following locations and events:

  • November 22 & 29, 2014: Christmas at the Orchard, Danville, IN
  • October 4, 2014: Franklin Fall Festival, Franklin, IN
  • July 23, 2014: Breaker’s Bar & Grill, Topinabee, MI
  • July 18-19, 2014: SummerFest Craft Show, Downtown Indian River, MI
  • July 15, 2014: Purple Tree Books, Cheboygan, MI
  • July 13, 2014: Anna’s Homestyle Kitchen, Mackinaw City, MI
  • July 10, 2014: Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island, MI
  • July 9, 2014: Staffords Pier, Harbor Springs, MI
  • July 6, 2014: Pier M33 on the Cheboygan, Cheboygan, MI
  • July 3, 2014: Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Upper Peninsula, MI
  • June 7, 2014: The Book Loft, Nashville, IN
  • May 10, 2014: ArtsGO!, Avon Town Hall, Avon, IN
  • April 19, 2014: Indiana Author Fair, Brownsburg Library, Brownsburg, IN
  • February 21-23, 2014: Lake Home and Cabin Show, Chicago, IL
    Christy spoke at the show and signed copies of her award-winning book (released January 2014)

April 2018, September 2017, September 2014, September 2013, & March 2012: Christy was a guest lecturer at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN, where she discussed how to build a successful freelance writing career