Tuesday, July 10, 2012


The Villages, FL. – July 9, 2012  Creative Writer’s Notebook announces the winning writers and honorable mention honorees of the 2011 Short Story Competition.

Patricia Crandall was named an Honorable Mention Honoree in the annual short story competition for her story “The Crazy Jug.”

The Crazy Jug: Gertrude Carver , a retired schoolteacher and Nina Westacott , a homemaker, delight in bottle mining activities. When a shy, reclusive farmer invites them to dig specimens in the ancestral dump, he soon becomes as enthralled in digging for old bottles and glass as they are. In a rare, generous gesture, Cyrus Gilhooley presents Gert with a unique jug found in an old barn on his property. Why does he change his mind and demand that Gert return the Crazy Jug? Join Gert and Nina in their warm and humorous escapades.

I am pleased to have been an Honorable Mention Honoree in Creative Writer’s Notebook for the past three years. As well as this year’s honor, my short stories, Pink Victorian Lady and Frogs, Gnomes, Hikers and Bottle Miners, have been published in these entertaining anthologies in 2009 and 2010

I have published numerous articles and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. I have four books in print, Melrose, Then And Now, a historical volume, I Passed This Way, a poetry collection, The Dog Men, a thriller, and Tales of an Upstate New York Bottle Miner, non-fiction. I live with my husband, Art , at Babcock Lake in the Grafton Mountains near Petersburgh , New York . Visit me at authorpcrandall.blogspot.com
  
“We are pleased with the quality of short stories in this year’s competition,” said Dr. Mary Lois Sanders, publisher and managing editor of Creative Writer’s Notebook, which sponsors the annual contest. Journeys V, to be published later this year, will showcase these stories from the creative minds of talented writers.”

Creative Writer’s Notebook is a monthly, national, subscription-supported publication that provides industry information and news to help writers at all levels improve their skills and their opportunities for publication. The 2012 competition has begun and all writers are invited to enter. For guidelines, contact Mary Lois Sanders, at mary.lois.sanders@att.net.


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