IMG_0178My fiction entry,  Cracks in the Wall, was a finalist in the Tucson Ffestival of Books Literary Awards-2016. That designationresulted in an invitation for me to participate in the Masters Writers Workshop, a two day, intensive seminar writing immediately following the book festival.

What a wonderful experience! Outstanding leaders and best selling authors such as Lynn Cullen, Luis Urrea, Joshua Mohr, David Guessner, and Bryn Chancellor provided windows into the craft of writing that were practical, down-to-earth, and inspiring. It was one of the most notable writing instruction experiences of my life. My thanks to the Tucson Festival of Books for sponsoring the competition and to Meg Files of Pima County College for her leadership role in the entire awards process.

The photo shows author Lynn Cullen and me during a break in the manuscript critique sessions. Lynn is the best selling author of    Mrs. Poe and most recently, Twain’s End.