So far this year, despite the state of our poor Earth and humanity, I finished a distant-future short story with the theme of hope. My current YA Horror novel needs plenty of scary things, so I sketched out the monsters to use as a visual as I write. I participated as a judge in a writing contest to repay all the times I’d entered contests.
This summer, I won First Place in the YARWA Rosemary Contest – Suspense and Thriller Category! And placed Second (in a tie) for the SCBWI Sue Alexander Grant. This was for my YA Horror/Thriller PRIMORDIAL. “When strange events plague Penrose’s summer, she must team up with her ex-best friend and solve an environmental mystery before something unspeakable invades her hometown.”