Finalist in Writers’ League of Texas contest!

I am thrilled to announce that one of my works in progress – HURTS – was a finalist for this year’s manuscript contest in the general nonfiction and memoir category.

I’m still pinching myself! In fact, it’s been about a month since I heard the news and I think it’s just sunk in.

After all, this is a book about Canada’s largest Indian Hospital written by a Canadian transplant living in Houston. Knowing that the topic and writing could connect with the judges despite the big geographic distance is a huge boost for when I dig back into the revisions later this year.

Congrats to all the winners and finalists!

GENERAL FICTION

WINNER
The Sunday Painter by Antonia Angress

FINALISTS

Orientation by Daniel Carlson
Possum Fields, A Novel by Pamela Diamond
Coalition by Katrina Murphy
Take My Life by Rachel Ballenger 
A Bark of Baser Kind by Sophia Veltfort
Lost by Charlotte Wyatt


NONFICTION (GENERAL NONFICTION & MEMOIR)

WINNER (General Nonfiction)
Sleeping in a Sunset by Laurie Paternoster

WINNER (Memoir)
House, Mississippi by Ursula Pike

FINALISTS

Closure: How Solving My Sister’s Murder Broke Me Open by Theresa Bastian
Gifts from Damascus by Susan McDonald
Hurts: Searching for the True Story of Canada’s Largest Indian Hospital by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail
Every New Beginning by Tiffany Parcher

HISTORICAL FICTION 

WINNER

Far Away Bird by Douglas Burton

FINALISTS

The Invisible Prisoner by Erica Hairston
Feevah by Brenda Hummel
Revolutionary Spirits by Matthew LaWall-Shane
Valadon: A Girl From Montmartre by Terri Taylor

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

WINNER
When Marisol Goes Home by Susan San Miguel

FINALISTS

Star Crossed by Dwayne Goetzel
Mind’s Construction by Matthew LaWall-Shane
Pharmacide by Elizabeth Steiner
The Ballad Panacea by Marcus Tyler

MYSTERY

WINNER
Cue the Corpse by Karen Duxbury

FINALISTS
Grave Promise by Lisanne Davidson
An Instant Out of Time by Lori Roberts Herbst
Hollywood Down Low by Leigh Paulk

ROMANCE

WINNER
Love Fronts by Connie Estes Beale

FINALISTS
Cartel Cover by Risa Leigh 
Flirty Romancing by Mary Ann Loesch
What Remains Behind by Rodney Walther

THRILLER/ACTION ADVENTURE

WINNER
Not for Sale by James Peyton

FINALISTS

Malt U.S. Cola by Dwayne Goetzel
Pharmacide by Elizabeth Steiner
Helpers by Rick Treon
Shine Your Eye by Rodney Walther 

MIDDLE GRADE

WINNER
Sleep Leap by Jennifer Voigt Kaplan

FINALISTS

Lockjaw by Robin Cox
The Blue Hour by Erin Liles
A Night Without Light by Cathey Nickell
Enchanted Gulf by Noah Weisz

YOUNG ADULT

WINNER
Icarus Flight School by Krissi Dallas

FINALISTS

Off Edge by Carol Barreyre
The Ascenditure by R.S. Dabney
Revolutionary Spirits by Matthew LaWall-Shane
Sugarcoated by Melody Robinette


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