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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 Drew Bridges and William Finger. Drew's book The Family in the Mirror, was chosen as one of five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book contest, the "General Fiction/Novel Under 80,000 Words" catagory. William's book, The Crane Dance: Taking Flight in Midlife, is a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the "Memoirs" category. The memoir recounts how he drew on the energies of the men’s movement, the power of expressive arts, and the quiet force of meditation, along with antidepressants and therapy, to come to terms with patterns deeply ingrained in his behavior and brain. Drew and William found out about the contest through the North Carolina Writers' Network and completed their manuscripts in the same writing group, proof that nobody writes alone!


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.


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