2014 MWSA Book Award Winners

I'm proud to announce the 2014 MWSA Book Award winners! Congratulations, everyone!

 

 

2014 MWSA Award Winners

 

 

President’s Award

Joyce Faulkner

 

Founder’s Award

CTS [Music Video – “Hit-N-Run”]

 

 

Historical Fiction:

Gold Medal

Eyes of the Blind by John Huffman

 

Gold Medal

The Dark Side of Glory by Richard McMahon

Silver Medal

Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

2014 Conference update: MWSA IS NOW A 501 (3) (c)!

Had a great day yesterday! Lots of activity--topped off by the Buckaroo auction! To those who have been to the conference in the past, that's one of the two big highlights (the other being the awards ceremony, of course) and it was an uproarious hoot! We had a bunch of great prizes, including books, editorial and cover design services, 5 mystery boxes that winners opened to find they'd won Kindles, iPads, and Amazon gift cards, and more!

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2014 Conference preview

Arrived at sunny Phoenix where temperature was in the 90s. First noteworthy sight was that of Lt. Frank Luke's Spad (probably a replica). Luke, a local boy, became famous in WWI as the Balloon Buster. He received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his heroics. The Holiday Inn & Suites Airport North is a great facility! People have been arriving throughout the day. Founder Bill McDonald, past president Joyce Faulkner, lead reviewer Jim Greenwald, and a number of others.

11 Tips on Writing Authentic Dialect

By Christine Kohler

I have lectured on voice, dialect, and using foreign language within English-language texts. In many cases it is difficult to separate the three, especially in a novel liike NO SURRENDER SOLDIER (Merit Press, 2014) which is set on a Pacific island and all the characters are POC (non-white). However, for the sake of brevity I’m going to touch on just highlights of how to write authentic dialect and leave the issue of voice and using foreign languages for different articles and workshops.

The ABC's of Titles for Tiny Tales

Excellent Teacher or Parent aid to kick start a young mind to write.

The ABC's of Titles for Tiny Tales
by Mary Lee
Book Category: Children Under 12
Reviewed by: jim greenwald

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1500130613

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Lee, Mary

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