Monday, April 25, 2011

Hot Flash Momma Anthology and Authors Win Contests!

A Shaker of Margaritas: Hot Flash Mommas won third place in the “Show Me” Best Book Award category at the Missouri Writers Guild 2011 “Just Write” Conference held in St. Louis Missouri.

Talented Hot Flash Momma writers won contests at the Missouri Writers’ Guild 2011 “Just Write” Conference. Two of the winners in the President’s short story contest won with their Hot Flash Momma stories. I asked for a sweep in the Short Story Category, and I believe this is about as close as it gets!

Short Story Category
1st Place: Criminal Minds by Donna Volkenannt (Published in Hot Flash Mommas)
2nd Place: Road Trip by Linda Fisher (Published in Well Versed)
3rd Place: Not Quite Soon Enough by Lee Ann Russell (Published in Hot Flash Mommas)

Other awards to Hot Flash Momma authors:
Free Verse Poetry -1st Place: “Morning Service” by Susan Peters
Form Poetry - 1st  Place: “Villanelle for the Status Quo” by Susan W. Peters
Flash Fiction – HM: “Sharkey’s Back in Town” by Linda Fisher
Best Humorous Article or Essay – 1st HM: Old Osceola by Fred Farris

Cathy Hall was chosen to judge the Flash Fiction contest.

Congratulations to all!


  1. Oh, how wonderful - congrats to all!

  2. What a talented bunch! Congrats to all, Linda...just goes to show you know how to pick 'em.;-)

  3. Yes, all the stories in Hot Flash Mommas was prize-worthy. The Cougar stories are outstanding too! I hope to have all the results by the end of the week.

  4. Just bought A Shaker of Margaritas Hot Flash Mommas book on Amazon! Congrats to all of you!

  5. Thanks, Patti! So good to see you here! Can't wait for the next book to come out - Cougars on the Prowl.

  6. Patti, you will love the book! It has some fabulous stories in it.

  7. Hi Linda,
    It was thrilling. Thanks again for including my story in the Shaker of Margaritas anthology.
    Donna V.

  8. Donna,

    I'm glad your story got the recognition it deserved! It was well-written and so humorous. Thank you for contibuting to the anthology.


  9. Congrats to all the winners!!

  10. Congrats Linda and all the Hot Flash Mamas!


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