WJOF 2018 Publishing Contest Winner!

July 31, 2018 by Women's Journey of Faith

Word Alive Press, in collaboration with Women’s Journey of Faith, are thrilled to announce the winning manuscripts for our 2018 Women’s Journey of Faith Contest!

Melody Leclair

Bi-Bipolar: When Lightning Strikes Twice

Melody Leclair

Bi-Bipolar: When Lightning Strikes Twice is the powerful story of Melody Leclair, the mother of three children, two of which were diagnosed with bipolar disorder in their teenage years. Leclair, a Registered Psychotherapist, shares her family’s journey with contributions from her children, her parents, family, friends, youth pastor, and their doctor.

“I am honoured and humbled to win and join past recipients of the Word Alive Press Publishing & Women’s Journey of Faith Contests over the last 14 years. Our family feels privileged to share our story publicly in hopes it provides both insight and encouragement to people caregiving and/or coping with mental illness themselves.”
—Melody Leclair, Winner for Bi-Bipolar: When Lightning Strikes Twice

Congratulations Melody!



We would also like to celebrate the authors of the following exceptional manuscripts that made our shortlists and honourable mention list:

Women’s Journey of Faith Shortlist

Carol Sakwi, for Cadjo, Memories Last Forever
Kim Clarke, for The King of Kings and I
Susan Harris, for Touched by Eternity: A True Story of Heaven, Healing, and Angels
Brenda Smit-James, for When God Says No: My Journey through Grief to Acceptance
Monica Switzer, for A Brave Yes

Women’s Journey of Faith Honourable Mention list:

Katherine Goertz Thompson, for Journey of Faith: Essays on My Fifty Years of Travelling
Donna-Lee Sisson, for GirlTalk
Amy Koslowski, for Half-Hearted Hope
Marlene Sadownik, for The Devil Had a Plan…But God
Jeanne Best, for The Family Tree: God Gets His Family Back
Karleen Mungal, for Her Scars
Nyla Wiebe, for Life as a Mrs.


Congratulations to the shortlisted and honourable mention authors! We are grateful to each and every person who entered the contest, and thrilled to continue to partner with Women’s Journey of Faith to seek out and publish amazing manuscripts written by Canadian Christian women!

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Word Alive Press is a Canadian Christian partnership publishing company, committed to helping Christian writers share their inspiring messages with the world.

Women’s Journey of Faith is a non-profit, non-denominational ministry for all women.