Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's Official!


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.

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Melissa! Excellent work. :D

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  2. Congratulations, Melissa!!! That's so exciting. I'm happy for you. :-)

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  3. Yaaaaaaayyyyy Melissa!!! Mega congrats on the award. That is so cool :-) Enjoy the awards luncheon. Wow, what great news to start my day!

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  4. Awesome! Huge congrats!!!

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  5. How absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!

    Cate

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  6. Congratulations that is so wonderful Melissa!!

    Have fun at the ceremony!!

    :)

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  7. That is soooooooooo wonderful!!! Major congrats!!

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  8. Woohoo Melissa, that's fantastic news, congratulations!!

    Sue :-)

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  9. OOH Melissa congratulations girl!!!!

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  10. Thanks so much, everyone! The awards luncheon was today and it was really special. Hopefully I can post some pics of it soon. :)

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  11. That is so fabulous! Please tell us about the luncheon. I'm so proud of you!!!!

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  12. Wonderful news! Congratulations to you!! :)

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  13. Congrats Melissa. How wonderful to be recognized as a writer!

    I know I'm late chiming in, but the thoughts are just as sincere.

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