Three Top Award Finalists Named in CAL 2014 Award Categories
1. Book Adult Fiction Mainstream
Blood Feather by Don Bendell
Ursula’s Yahrtzeit Candle by Steven R. Berger
Not to be Forgiven by Nancy Mayborn Peterson
2. Book Adult Fiction Genre
The Sacrifice by Peg Brantley
Double Dare by Michael Madigan
Rope Burn by Bruce W. Most
3. Book Young Adult
Worthy of Trust and Confidence by Donald Brewer
North Mystic by M.J. Evans
Backwards by Todd Mitchell
4. Book Children
Steppingstones to the Sun by Nawashani, illustrated by Pat Wiles.
The First Rainbow by Phyllis J. Perry, illustrated by Jeff West.
Bandit, The Chihuahua by Pat Postek, illustrated by Brad Davies.
5. Short fiction: Adult/Children
The Widow of Loreto” by Page Lambert
The Well” by Claudia Cangilla McAdam.
“Footprints in Water” by Twist Phelan.
6. Book Adult General Non-fiction
Author YOU by Dr. Judith Briles
Natural Childbirth Exercises by Rhondda Evans Hartman
Tasting Colorado by Michele Morris
7. Book Adult Creative Non-fiction
The Boys from the Bushes by Lou Dean
I Promise Not to Suffer by Gail D. Storey
Sea Monsters by Joseph Nigg
8. Feature articles/Essay
The Hotel Jerome” by Kimberly Field.
“A Final Farewell” by Kara L. Stewart.
Alive and Aloft in the Aeolian Zone” by Gary Raham
We Leave the Safety of the Sea by Art Elser
Schrodinger’s Cat by Dan Guenther
Marked Men by Joseph Hutchison
Choose Happiness. Love all Life by Susan J. Tweit
Culinary Colorado by Claire Walter.
Traveling Trees and More by Sandy Whelchel
Join us to celebrate these winners and our first ever Lifetime Achievement Award
Recipient Poet Lois Beebe Hayna. Also, the Tattered Cover’s Joyce Meskis is
also being honored with the CAL Author Advocate Award.
I want thank Jerrie Hurd ,VP Membership and Kim Field, Publicity Chair for
help in coordinating contest information. Also, heartfelt thanks to the South
West Writers for their energy and care in judging the 2014 contest.