NaNoWrimo Awarded ‘Lifetime Contribution to Writing’ by The Bestseller Experiment

Some of the NaNoWriMo team (from left to right): Marya Brennan, Katherine Gripp, Grant Faulkner (with Blobby), and Tim Kim. 

​The team at NaNoWrimo have been awarded a "Lifetime Contribution to Writing" by The Bestseller Experiment in acknowledgement for their incredible service to writing.

Half a million writers a year benefit from the amazing not-for-profit organisation who provide free tools and a writing community for adults and young writers to breakthrough with their writing goals. Since it's inception in 1999, NaNoWriMo has been a catalyst for many new writers as well as some bestselling novels.

We felt it was time that everyone behind the scenes, from volunteers and the staff to the board and writer directors were acknowledged for the many hours they put in every year to make NaNoWriMo such a success and a valuable treasure to the world of writing.

If you have taken part NaNoWriMo, please show your gratitude by sharing using one of the option below:

Click to Tweet: NaNoWriMo awarded Lifetime Contribution to Writing by @bestsellerxp @nanowrimo

Listen to Executive Director Grant Faulkner surprise as he finds out about the award live on the podcast.

​Here's our role call to acknowledge the great work of everyone involved:

- STAFF
Grant Faulkner, Executive Director
Chris Angotti, Chief Operating Officer
Tim Kim, Interim Program Director
Marya Brennan, Young Writers Program Manager
Dave Beck, Technical Director
Sarah Mackey, Director of Community Engagement
Shelby Gibbs, Operations Manager
Heather Dudley, Lead Forums Moderator
Jezra Lickter, Web Developer
Katharine Gripp, Programs Associate
Wesley Sueker, Customer Service Captain
Paige Knorr, Community Liaison
Rob Diaz, YWP Forums Moderator
Lena Heller, NaNoWriMo Intern
Madeline Porter, NaNoWriMo Intern
Rebecca Stern

- BOARD MEMBERS
Julie Barton
Chris Baty
Buster Benson
Karima Cammell
Paul Oh
Julie Russell
Tony Shen
Jason Snell

- Writers Board
Gennifer Albin
Melissa Anelli
Mignon Fogarty
Kami Garcia
Rachael Herron
Hugh Howey
Maureen Johnson
Darynda Jones
Niall Leonard
Marissa Meyer
Mitali Perkins
Scott Westerfeld

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