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!
News about MWSA.
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.
I'm proud to announce the 2014 MWSA Book Award Finalists. Congratulations to you all! I'm very impressed with the many strong candidates this year--a testament to the high quality work of our members. Winners will be announced at our 2014 conference in Phoenix. Good luck, everyone! --Dwight Jon Zimmerman, president
2014 MWSA Book Award Finalists
Firehammer by Ric Hunter
Eyes of the Blind by John Huffman
The Dark Side of Glory by Richard McMahon