Friday, October 28, 2011

The Florida Writers Association names me as its 2012 Person of Renown


I'm happy to announce that the Florida Writers Association has named me its Person of Renown for the 2012 FWA Collection #4!

The FWA Collection is an anthology of short stories, essays and poems put out every year by the Florida Writers Association. The theme for the 2012 FWA Collection is "My Wheels." (It's pretty easy to figure out why they asked me to do this! See Exhibit 1 - Rescuing Olivia book cover.) Members of FWA are invited to submit work that relates to this theme. I get to pick my ten favorites and I'll also be submitting a story of my own.

The "My Wheels" collection will be unveiled at next year's FWA annual conference, October 19 - 21, 2012. Visit the Florida Writers Association website to learn more about the organization and the upcoming collection.


The FWA motto is Writers Helping Writers. And they certainly do! I'm honored to be asked to participate in such a special way.






10 comments:

Joseph Hayes said...

And you certainly are!

Margaret Reyes Dempsey said...

Brrrm brrrm. What Joe said!

Verbose said...

Congratulations!! That is quite the honour indeed! The motto is prettty fantastic, by the way :)

Julie Compton said...

Thanks y'all!

Anonymous said...

It's nice to say that I knew you when you were just Julie Compton. Now you are a Person of Renown. Do you get a cape to go with the title?
Don

Julie Compton said...

Hey, that would be pretty cool if I did, wouldn't it? Imagine riding my motorcycle down the road with the cape flowing behind me . . .

Anonymous -- you have to be Don R.

Bibliomania said...

Congratulations! Your blog is great- I especially love your "recently read" section. I am reading as many books as I can in 2012 and writing about my efforts. Your list added several titles to my "To Read" wish list!

Julie Compton said...

I'm glad you enjoy it, Bibliomania, although as you can see from the date this last post was made, I haven't been blogging much lately! And I'm woefully behind on updating my Recently Read list. I HAVE read a lot of great books since the last time I updated it, so I'll try to add them to the list soon.

thanks for following!

Lisa said...

So lucky were we all to have you as the Person of Renown! Thanks for all your work and diligence on the anthology! Hope we'll get to see you next year as well. I truly enjoyed meeting you.

JC said...

Lisa, thank you! I had a blast at the conference. Members of Florida Writers are some of the warmest, most welcoming people to walk the Earth. I enjoyed having the chance to talk to you a bit more at breakfast, too. I'm going to check out your son's music. :-)
If you're ever in the Orlando area, I hope you'll give a shout. We'll have to have coffee or lunch (or bring that kissin' hubby of yours and the four of us can have dinner!).
Hope to see you again soon!