|My Key West LiteraryEvents
|In 2009 my stories again won first and third place in the Key
West Writers Guild's annual short story contest. The winning
stories were Remembrance and Suenos. There were over thirty
entries and blind judging by literary professionals. Needless to
say, I felt very honored. Pictured are Honorable Mention
winner Patrick Conner, Guild President Molly Shallow,
contest chair Dan DiStasio, and me.
|Citizens of Key West are known for their generosity when asked to support Key West
non-profit organizations. I'm glad to be included among the supporters.
In June of 2009 I was chosen to read from Sand Dollar at the opening gala of the
Florida Business and Professional Women's Club Conference, which was held in Key
|July 3 was the date of the fund-raiser for Literacy
Volunteers of America. I was among the Key West
authors invited to act as celebrity bartenders. We all
donated books to the raffle and, fortunately, didn't have
to do more than open a couple of bottles of beer. The
picture shows me on the left, LVA board member Judge
Peary Fowler and LVA Board President Connie Gilbert.
|The board of directors of the Anne McKee Artists
Fund honored me as the 2010 recipient of the
Richard Heyman Award. The award supports
specific creative works in progress and was given
to me for Pieces of Eight, the sequel to Sand
The award is named for the late founder of the
Gingerbread Square Gallery and former mayor
of Key West.