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.


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!