Saturday, June 14, 2008

Winner of our Narnia Mania New World Contest

Our special guest judge, Cheryl Dunlop, sent the following e-mail this morning:

This was difficult! But entry #1, "The Strangers" by Richard Leonard is a creative, well-developed look at our world through another's eyes. It makes me want to read more--and to learn more about the visitor and his own world and culture.

Congratulations, Richard!

About our winner:

Richard C. Leonard earned the Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Boston University (1972) and has taught at the college and graduate level. He also served pastorates in New England and Illinois. Dr. Leonard was Scripture Editor for The Complete Library of Christian Worship (Hendrickson, 1993). He was the ghost writer of A Theological Miscellany by the fictitious T. J. McTavish (Thomas Nelson, 2005), and co-compiler of A Glimpse of Heaven (Simon & Schuster, 2007). His fiction writings include Silence of the Drums (Xulon, 2005) and Heart of the Highriders, co-written with his daughter Charity Silkebakken (Word Association, 2006). Richard Leonard's Rail Archive is popular with railroad fans. Dr. Leonard also publishes WestWard Quarterly, edited by his wife Shirley Anne. The Leonards live in northern Illinois and have 11 grown children and 25 grandchildren.

Thanks to everyone for your participation - we had some creative stories this week.

A very special thank you to Cheryl for being our guest judge. Be sure to check out her book: The Complete Idiot's Guide to The World of Narnia.

I'll see everyone back here Monday morning - a very unique prize and very unique guest judge. Be sure to tell all the poets you know - they'll be interested in this contest!

Happy weekend!

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