Author Spotlight: Brian Heston

“Stocking up on stubbornness” and the importance of reading By Monica Prince   Brian Heston, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the 2017 Literary Awards Program for his manuscript, Billy...

Author Spotlight: Wendy J. Fox

Grand prize winner Wendy J. Fox on being compelled to write but constrained by time By Monica Prince   Wendy J. Fox is the breakout star of the 2017 Literary Awards Program and this year’s grand prize winner for her manuscript, If the Ice Had Held, chosen...

Author Spotlight: Kate Wisel

Seeing pain as a wild animal By Monica Prince   In the midst of hundreds of submissions to the 2017 Literary Awards Program, Kate Wisel’s manuscript Driving in Cars with Homeless Men caught the eye of judge Benjamin Percy. Wisel’s work, a linked short...

Author Spotlight: Doug Crandell

Writing when there are bills to pay: An exchange with author Doug Crandell By Monica Prince   This year’s Literary Awards Program had stiff competition and stellar manuscripts for judge Benjamin Percy to review. Author Doug Crandell placed as one of two...

2017 Literary Awards Program Winners

Judge Benjamin Percy has decided on the winners! We’ll get right to it: The two runner-ups are: Doug Crandell for Tornado Season. Crandell is an author and teacher. He’s received awards and endowments from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Virginia...