Awards & Events

Awards:
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:

October 14, 2017, from 2-5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Plainfield: Christy will be signing copies of the books “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That” and “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams & the Unexplainable.”

September 2017: Christy will be a guest lecturer at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN, where she will discuss how to build a successful freelance writing career.

Past Events:
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)

September 27, 2014, September 7, 2013, & March 17, 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