UPDATE ON IOWA AUTHOR FEST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ SHORT STORY CONTEST

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First of all, we apologize for the long period of time it took us to process the contest entries. Some already know some of this information; we received a whopping 93 entries this year. Out of these, we narrowed them down by the rules; high school student, font size and style, word count, and double spacing.
We then split those that were left into two groups; closest to the word count and alternatives that was slightly under the word count. The judges looked at the story content, grammar, and continuity. Each judge picked the top three and honorable mentions. Each story was rated and the numbers tallied. The highest tally was the first place and so on.
Letters are going out to all of the students this week to let them know their standing in the contest. The work on the anthology is in progress and the available date will be posted for the contestants and their family.
We want to thank all the students, teachers, and parents for the great participation in the contest.
Side notes about the participates: there were 35 boys and 55 girls, from over 26 high schools represented from around Iowa. We did have one seventh grader send a very good story, meeting the other criteria, but was not eligible because she was not in high school, bummer. We invite her to enter the contest when she becomes a high school student.

Createspace Preview of ‘Window Pane’

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Debut Novella by Author Sue Raymond

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On Sale Friday, March 10, 2017

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Have you ever woken up and for a split second not know where you were, how you got there, or even who you are? Imagine not being able tell reality from imagination, seeing things and being able to touch things others cannot. Author Sue Raymond delves into the what if it actually happens, in her newest novella ‘Window Pane’.

Book blurb: The rain streaming down the window pane entices her to join it in its run. Why does it have such pull on her soul? Does the rain truly have the answers of her past? Why does no one help her find out why she cannot remember who she is and where this place is that she finds herself? Who is the young female dancing in the rain, which only she can seem to see? Why is there such an allure to join her in the rain? She is lost with only the rain consoling her soul. How can this be real? Why can’t she wake from this nightmare, back to the life she knows is hidden somewhere deep within the recesses of the ever presence darkness at edges of this horrible world?

On sale March 10, 2017. Print copy: $8.00 Ebook copy: $2.99

“Author Sue Raymond has given her readers a story of Mystery, Romance, and a picture of every lasting love, in her new release “Window Pane”. Bravo Ms. Raymond.”

  • Kathryn Daugherty Novel and Short Story Writer Author of A Case of Hearts and She Promised Her Heart

 

“’Window Pane’ can be take two ways in this story. In the title ‘Pane’ is what the woman is looking at and through. The other spelling, pain, is what the woman is feeling for several reasons. The first is, who am I? Who is that old woman’s reflection on the pane? Who is that young woman dancing in the rain and why does she look familiar? Where am I and why am I here? To find out the answers you have to read the story. I enjoyed the mysteries, feelings and descriptions of every scene.” –Author Larry Stumbo, ‘Experience as a New Soldier’.

“Window Pane is a haunting tale masterfully woven by author, Sue Raymond. After I read it, it stayed with me nibbling on my mind, the true sign of a great read. Ms. Raymond has a way of writing that burrows into your thoughts, pulling out the emotions of the reader. I highly recommended this story.” – Author Nan McAdam, ‘Surviving the STRESS of Your Parents’ Old Age’.

“The Window Pane is a beautifully haunting story of life, love and the devastation of robbed memories. Once you start reading it you won’t be able to put it down. You feel for the main character as she tries to find the mysterious man who is so much of a gentleman. When she is with him she feels at peace and he makes her smile. A beautiful heartwarming story you will remember long after you have finished the last page.”  –Wendy Siefken, Author, ‘Penelope Rose, What Do You Want To Do Today?’

About the author: Sue Raymond was born and raised in the Midwest along with her siblings. Sue was trained in the Commercial Art field before marrying her husband. After raising two sons and having five grandchildren, Sue started a new avenue in her life, writing. She has eight published novels as she works on four other novels and five children’s stories.

You can contact Ms. Raymond through Upon Eagle’s Wings, Malachi Ink

516 East Park Avenue,

Des Moines, Iowa 50315

ISBN/EAN13: 0998294217 / 9780998294216

Links: E-Book: https://www.books2read.com/u/mK9BBZ

Print: Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/6934392

Amazon http://amzn.to/1u92UUj

Blog: sueraymondladylaindora.wordpress.com

Debut Novel by Sue Raymond

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On Sale March 10, 2017 debut Novella  ‘Window Pane’.

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The rain streaming down the window pane entices her to join it in its run. Why does it have such pull on her soul? Does the rain truly have the answers of her past? Why does no one help her find out why she can not remember who she is and where this place is that she finds herself? Who is the young female dancing in the rain, which only she can seem to see? Why is there such an allure to join her in the rain? She is lost with only the rain consoling her soul. How can this be real? Why can’t she wake from this nightmare, back to the life she knows is hidden somewhere deep within the recesses of the ever presence darkness at edges of this horrible world?

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Debut Novella By Author Sue Raymond

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A new title by
Sue Raymond!
 Do not miss out on Author Sue Raymond’s newest novella!
On sale March 10, 2017
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The rain streaming down the window pane entices her to join it in its run. Why does it have such a pull on her soul? Does the rain truly have the answer to her past? Why does no one help her find out why she can not remember who she is and where this place is  that she finds herself? Who is the young female dancing in the rain, which only she can seem to see? Why is there such an allure to join her in the rain? She is lost with only the rain to consoling her soul. How can this be real? Why can’t she wake from this nightmare, back to the life she knows is hidden deep within the recesses of the ever presence darkness at the edge of this horrible world?

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Valentine Gift Favorites

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Cuddle up with something you really love this Valentine’s Day! BOOKS. This Valentine’s Day celebrate the way you’re supposed to: With a great book!

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