Wide Awake and Dreaming Awarded Winner of San Francisco Book Festival Biography/Autobiography Competition

by julie on May 6, 2013

Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy won first prize in the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival Biography/Autobiography competition. My heart raced with joy receiving the news today! 

Congratulations to Runner-Up (and New York Times Bestseller), Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. I can’t wait to read Ms. Cahalan’s book.

Winners will be honored on May 18, 2013 at the San Francisco Book Festival and at a private evening awards ceremony held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. I’m beyond grateful for this tremendous honor. Thank you!

 

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Emilee May 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Congratulations, Julie!!!

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julie May 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Thank you, Emilee! I’m sooo happy. 🙂

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Mark Patterson, MD, PhD May 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Julie,
That is FANTASTIC!!! Congrats. We are all very proud of you and all that you do.

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julie May 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thank you so much, Dr. Patterson!

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jenny wakefield May 7, 2013 at 8:03 am

Congratulations Julie. You deserve it for being such an inspiration to all us PWN

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julie May 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Jenny, thank you so much for this kind comment! It means so much to me. Big smiles, Julie

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sara gorman May 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Woohoo!!! That is SUCH exciting news!! Your book deserves it–it’s wonderful!!

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julie May 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Thank you so much, Sara! Your support helped make it possible.

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cindy May 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Julie, I am so happy for you! I shared a post on my facebook page about it.

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julie May 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Thank you so much, Cindy!!

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Gail Pean May 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Julie,
Congrats!!!
My book club loved your book and will not be surprised to learn the great news!!

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julie May 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Thank you Gail for featuring Wide Awake and Dreaming in your book club! I’m so honored.

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Kate Davies May 8, 2013 at 1:18 am

Hi Julie,

I am so pleased for you, you deserve it! I have so many post it notes sticking out of the book where I can relate to exactly what you have written, as you know, this is such a refreshing change! I am soooo grateful to you for writing the book! I am also very grateful for your website and regular communications, you are a star, don’t know what I would do without you now!

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julie May 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Thank you so much for your kind comment, Kate. I’m thrilled my book resonated with you. Love the post-it notes – what a great idea! With gratitude, Julie

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