Hats Off! to Joan Leotta who won Third Place in the Dancing Poetry Contest for her poem "Carolina Jessamine." She also took First Place in Brunswick County for her poem "Quilt" in the Senior Olympics and received the Bronze Medal at the state level. Joan was Runner-Up in the Lawyerist Magazine Short Story Contest for "Fish out of Water," and Betty Fedora wil publish another mystery short story by Joan, "The Dying Season." Another mystery short, "Who is Bringing the Ravioli?", appears in Mystery Tribune. Many of her poems appear or are forthcoming in Brass Bell, Snapdragon, and Ekphrastic Press. She was also selected to be a featured performer at the North Carolina Storytelling Festival in Mt. Airy on November 3 and 4.