Monday, February 4, 2008

New Contest Theme: Historical Short Story

Happy Monday, Pixels!

This week's contest is inspired by our guest judge, Maureen Lang. Her latest release, On Sparrow Hill, is a romance set in two time periods - Victorian Ireland and contemporary England.

This week, submit your historical (doesn't have to be a romance, although it can be) short story - 2,000 words or less - for your chance to win an autographed copy of Maureen's book. Submit your entry to tracyruckman [at] gmail.com by Friday, February 15th. The winner of this contest will be announced on Monday, February 18th. Other events will be taking place on the blog in the coming days, but I'll post the story entries as they come in, and try to keep them all grouped together.

Meet our guest judge:

Maureen Lang has always had a passion for writing. She wrote her first novel longhand around the age of ten, put the pages into a notebook she had covered with soft deerskin (nothing but the best!), then passed it around the neighborhood to rave reviews. It was so much fun that she's been writing ever since.

Eventually Maureen became the recipient of a Golden Heart Award from Romance Writers of America, followed by the publication of three secular romance novels. Life took some turns after that, and she gave up writing for fifteen years, until the Lord claimed her to write for Him. Soon she won a Noble Theme Award from American Christian Fiction Writers, and a contract followed a year or so later for Pieces of Silver (a 2007 Christy Award finalist), followed by its sequel, Remember Me.

Maureen lives in the Midwest with her husband, her two sons, and their new puppy, Susie.

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