|Woo! Hu-Mom won this award for her fiction story!|
So thrilled to announce that my fiction story, "Hope's Haven" that was published in the Winter 2019 issue of AmericanPet Magazine has been selected as by the Dog Writer's Association of America as a short fiction work of "Excellence" and has been awarded the prestigious DWAA's Maxwell Medallion for "Excellence" in short fiction! While this is my third Maxwell Medallion, it is my first for fiction, a true passion of mine! Many of my dear readers know me for my life-long career of non-fiction articles, but to have the opportunity to share my creative fiction, and be recognized for the work, is truly this writer's dream!
I am so very proud of this work of fiction as it not only surrounds
|My Maxwell Medallion for Short Fiction|
|So proud of you, Hu-Mom. Beautiful medallion!|
|Thank you, Grey Muzzle Organization!|
The Grey Muzzle Award is sponsored by The Grey Muzzle Organization, this award "goes to the best article, book, blog, TV segment, radio spot, video, column or other creative media format that best educates, promotes, or demonstrates to the public the plight of at-risk senior dogs."
I want to thank my FiveSibes, for my dogs are my inspiration for both of these works. I'd also like to thank Robert for producing my show, now in its seventh year of production, and for being my periodic co-host. And a special round of applause to my guest, Hindy Pearson, for sharing her vast expertise on caring for senior dogs with my listeners. She is an award-winner in my book for all the wonderful information she shares on behalf of senior dogs and their families everywhere.
While I write for the love of writing and the love of dogs, especially Siberian Huskies, it is always such an honor to be recognized with such prestigious awards, especially by the DWAA! (If you'd like to read the entire list of nominees and winners, please check out the DWWA website HERE. Congrats to all)!