Saturday, January 11, 2014

Author M. Ann Machen Pritchard Chosen As One Of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' for 2013 - 2014

Pritchard was chosen as the result of a public voting process.  Her work, entitled ‘Val’s World', is a book that teaches children positive communication skills and helps bring families closer together

M. Ann Machen Pritchard, author of  ‘Val’s World Featuring The Family Unity Roundtable’, has been chosen as one of ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’. The awards were sponsored by The Authors Show. Her win secures a place in ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’, an annual publication that will be available in January 2014.

‘Val’s World Featuring The Family Unity Roundtable’  was written to encourage families to get closer together. Pritchard believes that unity in families can and does affect a child’s education and life experiences. She believes that if a child has a sense of belonging and has the strength, love and support from their families that it can help them get a good education and encourage them to have a more positive life. This book is also a cookbook as it includes fun simple recipes for the whole family to enjoy.

“I am happy and honored,” Pritchard stated, “to be chosen a winner in ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ presented by The Authors I would like to say thank you to all of my wonderful fans who voted for me.  I also thank The Authors Show and The Children’s Authors Show for the opportunity to compete in the ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ contest and the many opportunities to promote my writing career. I hope that being a winner will help to inspire other people to follow their dreams and be the best that they can be.”

Pritchard is a writer of a number of inspirational books including ‘The Spirit Of Sixteen’. Pritchard is also a songwriter and drug and alcohol abuse prevention is very close to her heart.  She wrote the song, ‘Drugs and Alcohol’, available on iTunes, to help people make a change in their life from drug and alcohol addiction.

‘Val’s World Featuring The Family Unity Roundtable’ has a 5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon. One reviewer stated, “This book is a great way to encourage family time. In a time where families are so busy that we barely have time to eat; let alone eat together, this book really let's you see how important it is for families to talk and share with our children.”

Ms. Pritchard is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at ‘Val’s World Featuring The Family Unity Roundtable’ is available at Amazon and wherever books are sold. More information is available at her website at


M. Ann (Machen) Pritchard is the Author/Illustrator/Songwriter of the children's books, ‘Phil the Pill and Friends Making Positive Choices' and ‘Val's World Featuring The Family Unity Roundtable’.  Ann is also the Author of inspirational books such as, ‘The Spirit Of Sixteen’. Her passion and mission is to encourage everyone that it is not the end of the world when things don't always go our way. She strongly believes that if we get a good education and learn to make positive choices at an early age, we can get through more difficult challenges now and later in life.

Ann has appeared on several radio and TV Shows including, Fox 9 Morning News, The Art Cunningham Show, Lovepower, Crossroads, Let's Learn to Get Along, Motivation with Ron Henderson, the Fitness King, WBEJ 1240 FM, KNOF 95.3 FM, KMTL760AM, The 3 Minute Egg, The Artist First World Radio Network and the Children’s Author Show. She has been featured in newspapers including The Maywood Herald, Elizabethton Star, Johnson City Press, Spokesman-Recorder and The African News Journal. She is available to speak at schools, libraries, on radio and TV shows or any events involving the community for positive interventions. Her books were nominated in the MN Book Awards and Hollywood Book Awards.


M. Ann Machen Pritchard