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CAL Award Finalists

Posted on March 31, 2014 | in CAL News | by

CAL logo 250px highWe had a wonderful member response to the CAL Awards this year!

The New Mexico South West Writers have reviewed each submission and rendered their decisions – the top three finalists in each category are listed alphabetically. The winners will be announced at CAL’s Award Banquet on Thursday, May 8th.

Book Adult Fiction Mainstream
Blood Feather by Don Bendell
Ursula’s Yahrtzeit Candle by Steven R. Berger
Not to be Forgiven by Nancy Mayborn Peterson

Book Adult Fiction Genre​​
The Sacrifice by Peg Brantley
Double Dare by Michael Madigan
Rope Burn by Bruce W. Most

Book Young Adult​​​
Worthy of Trust and Confidence by Donald Brewer
North Mystic by M.J. Evans
Backwards by Todd Mitchell

Book Children​​
Stepping Stones to the Sun by Nawashani, illustrated by Pat Wiles
The First Rainbow by Phyllis J. Perry, illustrated by Jeff West
Bandit, The Chubby Chihuahua by Pat Postek, illustrated by Brad Davies

Short fiction: Adult/Children​
“The Widow of Loreto” by Page Lambert
“The Well” by Claudia Cangilla McAdam
“Footprints in Water” by Twist Phelan

Book Adult General Non-fiction​
Author YOU by Dr. Judith Briles
Natural Childbirth Exercises by Rhondda Evans Hartman
Tasting Colorado by Michele Morris

Book Adult Creative Non-fiction​
The Boys from the Bushes by Lou Dean
Sea Monsters by Joseph Nigg
I Promise Not to Suffer by Gail D. Storey

Feature articles/Essay
“The Hotel Jerome” by Kimberly Field
“Alive and Aloft in the Aeolian Zone” by Gary Raham
“A Final Farewell” by Kara L. Stewart

Poetry
“We Leave the Safety of the Sea” by Art Elser​​
“Schrodinger’s Cat” by Dan Guenther
“Marked Men” by Joseph Hutchison

Blogs​
“Choose Happiness. Love all Life” by Susan J. Tweit
“Culinary Colorado” by Claire Walter
“Traveling Trees and More” by Sandy Whelchel

Join us at the Annual CAL Banquet to celebrate the winners and our first ever Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Poet Lois Beebe Hayna. Also, the Tattered Cover’s Joyce Meskis is also being honored with the CAL Author Advocate Award.

Join CAL in thanking Jerrie Hurd, VP Membership, Kim Field, Publicity Chair, and Barb Lundy, Award Chair, for their help in coordinating contest information. Also join us in thanking the South West Writers for their energy and care in judging the 2014 contest.

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