Hello again! Exciting news today: my work has been selected by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for three Gold Key awards and a Silver Key award! The three stories selected for Gold Keys automatically advance to national judging, which takes place in March. One story was selected for the "American Voices" award, one of only five stories in my region (my region stretches over 52 counties) to have the distinction of being the best the region has to offer. That story advances to the national judging for the "American Voices" award. :-)
Some of the stories, you have the opportunity to read here, on my blog! They are:
The Rope Swing: Gold Key
The Stranger: Gold Key
The Polka Dot Dress: Silver Key
The other story that received recognition in the form of a Gold Key award, is "The Parishioner and the Pastor." My works will be displayed in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from Feburary 10th, after the Award Ceremony, through April 7th, 2013.
Thank you for all your support! Stay posted for more stories, and the release date of my next novel, which is currently in the works! :-)
Your Story Dies With You
Your Story Dies With You. It's rather self-explanitory, but anyway, the idea is that every person on this earth (that's right, every last one of us) has a story to tell, and it should be told before it's too late. For thousands of years, storytelling has been a central part of how humans have communicated--stories have been passed down through generations, sharing knowledge, family history, and the odd tale with a moral that was forgotten years ago. Everyone has a story to tell, and you should tell it, now while you have the chance, because your story dies with you.