Congratulations to the 2011 PNWA Literary Contest Finalists!
What an incredible honor this is— and the Critique Sisters would like to congratulate all finalists. If you recognize a name on the list below, please let them know we are honoring their great achievement.
Winners will be announced at the summer conference in Seattle Washington, August 4-7, 2011.
I am honored to be among these finalists with my Aviation Thriller, Flight For Control. I’ve had incredible support along the way, and I'm now knocking on the door to publication. Thank you all for your help, and encouragement.
More exciting news:
Yesterday I pushed the send button, and Flight For Control is on its way to Loretta Barrett, of Loretta Barrett Books Inc Literary Agency.
Loretta has been waiting patiently for my rewrite. She said, “Take your time, we both want it perfect.” And perfect it is thanks to hiring Christine Hollingsworth to do my final edit. We all know that it’s impossible to see your own mistakes—we’re just too close. Christine, The Novel Mechanic, has the tools that found and fixed all my mistakes and she provided great insight and suggestions ... at an affordable price!
I’m excited to be on this road to publication, since I spend most of the time in the sky. Seriously, I think it takes a team to publish a novel.
Thank You Everyone!
Mainstream Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Poetry
Michael Moore Charis Himeda Marjorie Manwaring
Marina Osipova Ruth Godwin Cynthia Monroe
Jim Satterfield Bill McLaughlin Crystal Liston
Jim McMaster Alan Philipson James E. Lalonde
Brian Bek Jarlath Hume Betty Shafer
Art Edwards Kate Swenson Sharron Singleton
Steve Jaquith Jennifer Gallion Kellie Purce Barseth
Mark Figlozzi Ethan Johnson Gerald Carlin
Historical Young Adult Short Story
Brian Overland Cynthia Monroe Phyllis Hollenbeck
Mark Figlozzi Marcy McKay Sharon Goldberg
Leanne Farrell Karen McHegg Kara Pomeroy
Jim Satterfield Donna Matney Rebecca Olmstead
Kathleen Wolgemuth Suzanne Kaufman Kalb Gail Kretchmer
Mildred J. Hardy Jodine Turner Kellie Purce Braseth
David J. Hardy Stephanie Tatalias Elizabeth De Matteo
Britton Steel Dawn Simon Rebecca Macintyre
David Jessup Christine Myers
Romance Nonfiction/Memoir Children’s/Middle Grade
Nina Gettler Janiece Hopper Heather Harris-Brady
Jocelyn Adams David Gardner Phyllis Hollenbeck
Marni Donnelly-Folsom Teri Fink Paul Greci
Celeste Deveney Robin Dake Kimberly Dana
Jacki Delecki Elaine G. Jordan Mary Koch
Tara Sheets Constance Hanstedt Lynne Walker
Tamsen Shcultz T.J. Bennett Kara Pomeroy
Naomi Baltuck Robert Grant Byington Gina Ochsner
Mystery/Thriller Screenwriting Adult Short Topics
Nicholas J. Delmedico Matt Gavin & Lynn Piper Lori Heagler
Devin Morton Randy R. LaBarge Erika R. Giles
Daniel J. Waters Christopher King Kathy Krause
Karlene Petitt Gail L. Jenner Susan Szafir
Christina Patchell Anthony Seed Kathryn L. Schipper
Michael Munro John O’Riley Mark Nassutti
Guy Bergstrom Peter Bacho Karen Veit Murphy
C.M. Busse John Bengel Claire Carey
Enjoy the Journey!
Congrats, Karlene, on being a finalist and for finally pressing SEND. :DReplyDelete
Woo hoo! Way to go, Karlene! Now that the cat is finally out of the bag (heh, couldn't resist! Private joke, apologies to those who haven't read Karlene's ms.), we can cheer for your success here at CSC.ReplyDelete
And Christine is a gem. Young, talented, fast, scrupulous about grammar and punctuation and great at catching inconsistencies and story/character arc sags. Just breaking in, so not expensive compared to long-established editors. When you need someone good to give you this kind of important feedback to help with your final ms. polish before you hit the send button, Christine is a great choice. (She's just finished working on my ms., and I'm loving what I see so far.)
Thank you Stina!!! It was soooo scary... should I? Is it really ready? Another read?ReplyDelete
Lol... Okay Linda, we know that you've had your coffee for the morning. Yes... the cat is out of the bag!ReplyDelete
And what an incredible comment for Christine. You couldn't have said it better. She is a gem!
Thanks for your comment.
Congratulations Karlene this is fantastic news! You are indeed knocking on the door to publication. It will be soon now. Best of luck with Loretta! I know you and Christine worked hard on your manuscript and it's going to pay off.ReplyDelete
And, congratulations to my friend Paul Greci! I had no idea his MG novel was a finalist!!!
Congratulations Karlene! You deserve it more than anybody else! Best of luck with the rest of the process!!ReplyDelete
I AM SO THRILLED FOR YOU! Congrats on being a finalist and especially sending out your final story...
You were my first friend of the Critique sisters and you introduced me to the wonderful Heather and Linda. SO you will ALWAYS be special to me, so when I hear news like this I am beaming all over for you.
No one can be happier for you ... except your "sisters' of course. BUT i think I run really close.
Please let us know we you sign the final contract... I'll be waiting.
Congratulations, Karlene and GOOD LUCK!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations Karlene! So excited for you. All the best!ReplyDelete
Thank you Heather! And... I too congratulate Paul. Nice to meet you! Best of luck!!!ReplyDelete
Jean, Thank you so much! That really means a lot!!ReplyDelete
Michael, Oh my... you make me want to cry. Thank you so much for the most incredible congratulations. With friends like you behind me, I'm a winner despite anything else. Thank you! And I am lucky to have my sisters.ReplyDelete
Erica, Thank you so much! I need all the luck I can capture.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jessica!!! That means so much.ReplyDelete
Congrats! I hope Loretta loves your rewrite!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Lydia!! That means a lot!ReplyDelete