Thursday, June 25, 2009

PNWA Award Finalist!

Thank you, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, for choosing my adult short story, "Bakersfield Baptism" as a finalist in the 2009 Literary Contest.

I love the character of that story, Gracie Mae.

When I read the work to Dominic, he cried and said, "Do you have to make it that sad?"

I do, I told him: Gracie Mae is suffering badly; the readers need to feel that.

Ironically, because of Gracie Mae's suffering, today felt really good.

6 comments:

Paul Ă„ertker said...

Great news!

Jennie Englund said...

Thanks oodles, Paul!

Christy Raedeke said...

Congratulations, that's great! Are you going up for it? It's a VERY good conference.

Jennie Englund said...

Welcome home, Christy! Seems like you were gone forEVER!

It's been a good award year for us Lithia girls, no? We're on fire!

Kjersten said...

Yay Jennie! Congrats.

Kim Baker said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations! I wanna read it!