Wednesday, December 16, 2015


This young man - an adult Gherkin - Jamin - submitted the first five pages of a novel he is in the process of writing/editing to the American Christian Fiction Writer's (ACFW) First Impression Contest.

He entered in the Speculative category. This is for those "novels in which the science fiction, the future, other planets, a fantasy world, or paranormal happenings are a major element of the plot or setting. This category includes speculative, visionary, science fiction, paranormal, futuristic, allegory, and alternate history fiction."

He is writing  a story of redemption  - one he began writing in High School. Over time hes' learned more about redemption, the world, and writing.   During 2015 he rewrote the book and is in the process of editing it.

He is thrilled to receive the feedback of the judges. We are withholding the name of the book as he is planning to enter the entire book in an ACFW contest and they do not want his name associated with the book when it comes before the judges.

The next step after editing and contests is shopping a publisher. Yes, he tried the "find an agent and sell the proposal" route. There were no takers. So, he wrote the book -  while breaking track and cross country records at ASU, earning a Master's Degree and pursuing his second graduate degree at Texas A&M.

Go Jamin!!!

I always knew you were pure gold - even when others said you'd never learn to read! You certainly proved them wrong. ::snort::

Shameless Mommy Bragging moment - but HEY - get over it. I'm allowed a few moments....I do have nine children that should afford me more than the average bragging moments as needed. 

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