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Hats Off!

Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Dori Ann Dupre whose debut novel, Scout's Honor, was named a finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards.


Hats Off! to NCWN board president Margaret Dardess whose debut thriller, Brutal Silence, received a glowing review from Donna Meredith in Southern Literary Review. "Brutal Silence is a thrill-a-minute that educates readers about a serious—and seriously overlooked—social problem." says Meredith. "Human trafficking couldn’t exist without the cooperation of respected members of our communities. Often we are silent instead of speaking up, and Dardess makes clear that our silence results in brutality we should never countenance." Proceeds from Brutal Silence support the efforts of those who work heroically to combat human trafficking.


Hats Off! to Kathy Izard who received a Christopher Award for The Hundred Story Home: A Journey of Homelessness, Hope, and Healing (Grace Press). Her book is one of twelve for adults and young people to be celebrated along with the writers, producers, and directors of ten feature films and TV/Cable programs on May 16, 2017, at the 68th annual Christopher Awards in New York. The awards were created in 1949 to celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors, and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”


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