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2017 RMC-SCBWI Golden Pen Finalists

Golden Pen Finalists

This year at the Letters & Lines conference, faculty members selected ten outstanding manuscripts to be the Golden Pen Award finalists. The authors of these manuscripts not only have bragging rights but also the opportunity to be selected as the winner. One winner will be chosen by a committee of three judges. The winning author’s manuscript will be announced in November and that winner will receive free conference tuition to our 2018 Letters and Lines conference. Here are the finalists:

I was one of them! Can’t wait to hear who the winner is!

·        Cara Davies, Homestead

·        Megan E. Freeman, Lone Girl

·        Ashley Hastings, Blame It on the Cow

·        Katy Hess, The Pirate’s Hand

·        Lori Himmel, Waiting for Kai (THAT’S ME!)

·        Ann Morris, Thin

·        Paula Obering, Grizzly Bird

·        Laura Perdew, Undercurrents

·        Nancy D. Riley, Chaska and the Great Flood

·        Laura Wynkoop, Deer, Bear and Bicycle

 

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2017 Halloweensie Contest

Susanna Leonard Hill, Children’s Author is hosting the 7th Annual Halloweensie Contest. The rules are: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children using the words candy cornmonster, and shadow. Here is my entry:

“Shadow! Shadow, where are you?”

“Mom, have you seen Shadow?”

“Check your room.”

I scoop up a handful of candy corn and run upstairs.

No Shadow.

I look in my sister’s room.

“Go away Sheldon! I’m transforming into a princess. And princesses don’t look for lost pets.”

“Dad, have you seen Shadow?”

“Check the porch.”

My monster-dressed friends are ready to trick-or-treat–costumes, bags, flashlights.

I’m ready too, but it won’t be Halloween without my best friend!

I finally give up looking.

We start trick-or-treating then something softly lands on my shoulder.

“Shadow, you found me!”

Pirate costume complete.

 

Susanna Leonard Hill- Children’s Author