A graduate of Duke University, I spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of my career was spent in Texas, but for a few years I traveled many other states. I started writing about 20 years ago, and have six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. Since my retirement from insurance a few years ago, I have devoted my time to helping Kristen Lamb start Warrior Writers’ Boot Camp and trying to learn to write a successful novel myself.
Last Friday the members of the Life List Club all celebrated Milestone Friday by posting about our progress on our life goals. We made it into a party, inviting all our Twitter and Facebook friends to stop by and have a piece of virtual cake or a virtual cookie.
As another part of our celebration, we offered prizes to our subscribers and commenters. After considering some truly valuable prizes, such as a prime acre of oceanfront property in Nebraska, a year’s subscription to Voskhod magazine or a couple of dozen muffler bearings, I decided to go all out with some really remarkable prizes.
First, I drew names from among the twelve who left comments, and the winner of that draw was Kate Bennett. Kate will receive an autographed copy of my short story, “Bubba’s First Cruise.”
Next, I drew from among the 37 people who subscribe to “David’s Thoughts and Ideas,” and the winner was Jill Wagner. The prize here is a chance to trade guest posts with me, so watch for a post from Jill at this site in the near future and one from me on her site, “Glitter, Bliss and Perfect Chaos.” Don’t know how I’ll fit in with the glitter, but I’m generally blissful and expert at creating perfect chaos.
Congratulations to Kate and Jill.