I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I was on the short list for the Eric Hoffer Award. Woo! While the very worthy “Peep Show” by Louise Beech won the award, I made it into their Best New Writing of 2012 anthology. I squee! I genuinely squee! And why do I squee oh-so-genuinely?
When I was in college, their Best New Writing was part of my class curriculum. I actually had to go out and buy a copy to study from. I was introduced to some delightful stories that way. And now? Who knows, maybe somebody will read my tale “Stars” and find something of worth in it.
When I was a student getting a “real” degree while allowing myself the frivolity to minor in Creative Writing, I never would have hoped to be in one of the same books that I was studying. It’s a wonderful, wonderful feeling.
And you know what makes it even more fun? I won with the story that I wrote for this contest. Bwa ha ha ha!