Friday, July 15, 2011

Kay Snow Writing Award

I was just informed that an excerpt from my young adult, fairy tale-inspired manuscript, tentatively titled The Drowning Lake, received third place in the Willamette Writers' Kay Snow Writing Awards for the category of Adults Writing for Juveniles. I'm thrilled to bits!

Equally exciting is the bonus that I've been invited to attend an awards banquet featuring filmmaker Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk).  He's the Willamette Writers Conference's winner of the Distinguished NW Writer Award.  I actually just spotlighted Van Sant's newest film, Restless, over at Suburban Vampire.

Thanks so much, Willamette Writers!

And, yes, I just revealed my newest book's title for the first time. :-)


Ara Burklund said...

Congratulations, Cathy! What a huge honor!!! Hopefully this is the start of a huge run of good things to come. And so cool you get to meet Gus Van Sant!!!

Cat Winters said...

Thanks, Ara! At the very least it makes me feel better about plugging away at these books.