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September 2019 Writing Contest: Meet the Judges – Part 3

We are excited to introduce you to The RAC Magazine’s three judges for the 2019 Short Story Writing Contest. (See details here.)

Our first introduction was to Daniel Scott White. See more about Daniel here.

Our second introduction was to Suzan St Maur. See more about Suzan here.

Our final introduction is to The RAC Magazine’s Elite Reader Group. We’ve rounded up a group of Readers who love reading and as a whole will be our third judge in the writing contest. No worries, Authors, these special people are known to us and can be trusted with your short story. We have faith that they will render an honest score to the twelve stories they will be judging.

*The final twelve stories (the best of the submissions as judged by Sandy and Joanie, co-founders and editors of The RAC Magazine), will be sent to all the judges without identifying information.*

The following are the bios of the members of the Elite Reader Group.
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Jerry:
Jerry is an avid reader of all genera but mostly nonfiction, philosophy and the classics. Some favorite authors include Rand, J. Chevalier, Huxley, Thompson and Saul. Currently residing in Idaho.

 


Sandy:
I’m married to my wonderful husband, Terry. Between us we have six kids and thirteen grandkids. We love it when they come to visit! I enjoy doing home improvements, planting spring flowers, looking for antiques, reading and spending time with our pup Emma.

 


Patti:
Patti lives in sunny Yuma, Arizona and loves to read. She devours two to three books per week. She never leaves home without her kindle! Her favorite genres are spiritual/clean romance and mysteries.

 

Cristina: Cristina lives in Washington state and has three boys, ages 12, 10, and 2. She works as a school bus driver, and loves to bake, sketch and create Native American bead projects in her spare time. Her favorite thing to do is to relax by the fire and watch movies with her kids. Her favorite genre to read is mystery.


Cass:
I’m Cass, an avid reader by night and a court specialist and photographer by day. I’m married to the love of my life and we have two gorgeous fur babies we rescued from dog fighting rings.

 


Jan:
I love living outside of a small town, yet within 30 miles of a city. Reading comes with less interruption in this laid-back lifestyle. I love books on mysteries, fantasy, romance, history, and stories on everyday life. I’m fascinated and also frustrated that there are people that can write those stories, but I can’t for the life of me. RAC Magazine is a wonderful way for us readers to get acquainted with the authors that submit their wonderful stories.

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Authors, keep those stories coming in. The top twelve stories will be published in The RAC’s Sept 2019 issue, which is also our one-year celebration issue!  Whoop-Whoop!

Not a subscriber to The RAC (Reader/Author Connection) Magazine? Go here for subscription info, and here for a single issue purchase. See our free issue here.

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September 2019 Writing Contest: Meet the Judges – Part 2

We are excited to introduce you to The RAC Magazine’s three judges for the 2019 Short Story Writing Contest. (See details here.)

Our first introduction was to Daniel Scott White. See more about Daniel here.

The next judge we’d like to introduce you to is Suzan St Maur. Thank you, Suzan, for your willingness to take time out of your busy schedule to be a judge for our first annual short story contest.

Suzan is a writing and publishing professional, best-selling author and humorist. Check out her award-winning website that helps you get better results from all types of writing: https://HowToWriteBetter.net.

Read on for more about Suzan.

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Canadian born Suzan St Maur was transported to the UK when a child and despite resultant cultural challenges managed to graduate from British high school, but with no talent for anything other than writing – so her career options were fairly clear cut.

Afterwards she attended and graduated from the then-famous Watford Art School advertising writing/visual communications course and worked in London ad agencies as a copywriter for a few years, before deciding she was far too bolshie to be an employee and so became a freelancer.

Since then she has worked as a video/TV scriptwriter and producer, a speechwriter, a copywriter, a marcomms consultant, a business writing/blogging trainer, a keynote speaker and various other guises … but always with the common link of writing. She works mainly in the UK but also spends several weeks a year giving talks and workshops on writing in her native Canada (southern Ontario), where she has many friends and family.

However, writing books is still the main love of Suzan’s working life. (Suzan has written/co-written over thirty books!)

Suzan has had cancer twice and now works extensively (voluntary basis) leading an award-winning charity of cancer patient representatives in south-central England. This group is a partnership with health professionals in acute and primary care plus support groups and other cancer resources/charities across the region.

The partnership is achieving very positive and pro-active progress in improving communication and resources for cancer patients and carers. More on that here – http://MKCPP.org.

Before health issues intervened Suzan was a keen horse rider and to this day she is very involved in the equestrian discipline of “dressage.” Other hobbies include writing restaurant reviews, joke books, and rather potty-mouthed but very funny poetry … and of course spending time with her son, his partner, family in Canada and friends – both online and offline – everywhere.

She lives near Milton Keynes, England with three rescued dogs and two rescued cats.

Authors, keep those stories coming in. The top twelve stories will be published in The RAC’s Sept 2019 issue, which is also our one-year celebration issue!  Whoop-Whoop!

Not a subscriber to The RAC (Reader/Author Connection) Magazine? Go here for subscription info, and here for a single issue purchase. See our free issue here.

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Sept 2019 Writing Contest: Meet the Judges – Part 1

We are excited to introduce you to The RAC Magazine’s three judges for the 2019 Short Story Writing Contest. (See details here.)

Our first introduction is to Daniel Scott White. Thank you, Daniel, for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be a judge for our first annual writing contest.

Here is Daniel Scott White’s bio:

Daniel Scott White runs Longshot Press, known for publishing short works by great authors such as Martha Wells, David Brin, Ken Liu, and Orson Scott Card. He studied the music business at Columbia College in Chicago and went on to assist in the recording of a project for Bob Dylan. In addition to earning an MBA degree, he worked for an international publisher focusing on children’s books and textbooks. While his expertise is in business, his passion is in writing. He’s an author lost in the land of words.

Connect with him at http://www.thelandofwords.com/

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Authors, keep those stories coming in. The top twelve stories will be published in The RAC’s Sept 2019 issue, which is also our one-year celebration issue!  Whoop-Whoop!

Not a subscriber to The RAC (Reader/Author Connection) Magazine? Go here for subscription info, and here for a single issue purchase. See our free issue here.