A BANNER YEAR FOR FWA’S COLLECTION BOOK
–by Su Gerheim, Collections Coordinator
That’s right! Half of the winners are being published in our Collection book for the first time. Incredible! I’m so excited I cannot stop jumping up and down.
On top of that, FIVE of those authors were chosen by our Person of Renown, New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton, for her Top Ten Picks! Can you believe it? How great is THAT? I’d say it’s time for some giant celebrating going on all over Florida.
Here’s another blast that will tear your socks off – ROBERT HART, one of our winning authors again this year, is the ONLY contestant to win in all six of our Collection books. All this record breaking makes me want to dance in the rain like a five-year-old girl! Woohoo!
Here’s Mary Burton’s Top Ten Picks. If you know any of these authors, email a CONGRATULATIONS their way, or holler across the street! EHA! YIPPEE! GREAT JOB!
FWA Collection #6 – The First Step
Mary Burton’s Top Ten Picks
01. Karen Dillon, Wild Rose
02. Mark McWaters, Hunger Pangs
03. Micki Browning, Wreckage
04. Robert Alan, A Walk In The Park
05. Michael Goldcraft, It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
06. Judy Harte, Lethal Injection
07. Ian Darling, High Flight
08. Frank T. Masi, Shadows of War
09. Charles Harris, My First Day on the Job
10. Catherine Giordano, Te Amo
Don’t stop celebrating yet! For the first time ever, we have three winning authors from our newest contest, FWA’S YOUTH COLLECTION, who will be published in Volume Six with our adult winners! Isn’t that marvelous!
Although the books won’t be physically available until they are unveiled at the conference, you can reserve your copy ahead of time. Check the shopping cart on the FWA website. The option to purchase copies ndividually or in multiples (special bulk rates) will be posted soon.
Don’t miss the Collections book signing the morning of Friday, October 24, at the Annual Florida Writers Conference.
Join me in congratulating all the winners in FWA’s Sixth Collection, a truly banner year.