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Ask Me Anything Wins Award

November 4, 2014

Susan Marg

Cowgirl Jane Press

Contact: Susan Marg


Phone #: 858 792-6860

DATE: November 4, 2014




Southern California Book Festival Recognizes Excellence.


Marie Cover 5 EThe 2014 Southern California Book Festival, organized by JM Northern Media LLC, announced the winners of its annual contest celebrating the best books of the fall on November 3.

A panel of experts judged the books in several categories, including fiction, non-fiction, history and business, for general excellence and the potential to reach a wider audience. Ask Me Anything: A Memoir received Honorable Mention in the Biography/Autobiography category.

Susan Marg co-wrote Ask Me Anything with Marie Rudisill, also known as the Fruitcake Lady from her appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.   Well into her nineties, she became a television celebrity, going mouth-to-mouth with anyone who asked her a question or sought help with a problem. Susan says, “It was great working with Marie, a lot of fun. She always had an answer on the tip of her tongue.”

Ask Me Anything, ISBN 978-0-578-14318-7, is a 188-page paperback book consisting of nine chapters. Topics cover Marie’s early life in Monroeville, AL, her days in the Big Apple, her careers as a caterer and antique collector, and her experience working with Mr. Leno and his staff. It lists for $14.95. An ebook is also available.


Susan Marg is the author of other award-winning books, including Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide, published by HarperCollins, and Hollywood or Bust: Movie Stars Dish on Following Their Dreams, Making It Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown. She is now working as a personal historian.

For more information, please visit or contact Susan per above.


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  1. Mom #
    November 6, 2014

    Wow! Are you dancing?


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