Captain's Log, Stardate 07.04.2005
Happy 4th of July!
I got a nice surprise--my suspense manuscript, BITTER DRAGON is one of the top ten semi-finalists in the Mystery/Suspense category of the ACFW Noble Theme contest. I don't know when they make the cut for the second round finalists, or how many manuscripts will make it, but the last round will be judged by an editor from a major Christian publishing house.
Also, several of my friends were in the top ten in their categories:
Pamela James, romantic suspense
Cheryl Wyatt, contemporary romance
Eileen Key, mystery/suspense
Robin Miller, mystery/suspense
Dineen Miller, mystery/suspense
Paula Moldenhauer, general fiction
L.S. King, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Lynette Sowell, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and mystery/suspense
We are having a lazy Independence Day. My husband is smoking a pork shoulder in his home-made smoker, but something happened to the hot plate and it's malfunctioning. I might be cooking dinner tonight after all.