We are happy to post the publishing success of JC Walkup whose short story, Sin, about the woman who got revenge on her milk-toast husband and his greedy son, won first place in the Haywood County Silver Arts Contest. Driving West, the post-apocalypse story, took Honorable Mention.
This the fifth First Place win and the first Honorable Mention since she began submitting to contests several years ago. She also has won Second Place three times.
JC Walkup is the author of a novel, Partners, about Texas and Texans. She lives in Haywood County and served as Haywood County Representative for NCWN West for a number of years.
She speaks of how important it is to belong to a writing critique group. “I'm grateful to my faithful critique group for reading and critiquing both stories. It helps so much to have their support,” JC says.
As most writers know, the fun is in the writing. The work is in the submitting and marketing of your work. JC said, “It is so much more fun to write than it is to do the contests and marketing stuff. My husband, the constant support of my work, reminds me often that it is necessary to expose my work to the world to get better.”
Congratulations, JC for your publication successes, and send us all your good news in the future.