Thursday, October 05, 2006
I have a little sign that I bought at Barnes & Noble years ago that hangs on the door to my office. It says, "Future Award-Winning Author At Work."
Now, I can officially say that it's no longer "future" but just "Award-Winning Author At Work."
Last Friday, I received some WONDERFUL news. I had an article published in an issue of Nebraska History magazine last year, the quarterly journal for the Nebraska State Historical Society. The article focused on the Fort Robinson German POW Camp in Nebraska during World War II. The society gives an annual award for the "best" article of the year.
Annually the Nebraska State Historical Society awards a cash prize and plaque to the author of the Nebraska History article judged best by an independent panel of judges. The award is named for James L. Sellers (1881-1966), professor of history at the University of Nebraska and for twenty years a member of the Society's governing board.
I won this award!
The award luncheon will be this Friday at a snazzy hotel here in town and I also get a hefty cash prize. Talk about surprise! But I was also very humbled at being chosen. It truly is an honor.
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