Monday, July 04, 2005

Noble Theme contest semi-finalist

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.