Our first Work/Life Award goes to writer and editor Robert Kay. Robert is a busy father of three who works two jobs in addition to his work with the Studio. His schedule can get so busy that he sometimes misses out of fun with his sons. Robert will be putting this award towards a hiking trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains with the boys. Have fun!
Our second Work/Life Award goes to writer Carolyn Robbins. Carolyn’s husband is going to be graduating from Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas this Spring. With the help of this award, Carolyn and her son are going to be able to afford the trip from Pennsylvania to celebrate her husband’s accomplishment.
Our third Work/Life Award goes to writer and editor J. Betherman. J’s stepfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago. Although she loves her home in Seattle, she is going to be packing up and moving across the country to Washington D.C. to be with her mother and help care for her stepfather. This award will help her in the big cross-country move. Good luck packing and safe travels!
Our fourth Work/Life Award goes to titler Adele Caelia. Adele’s schedule is no laughing matter as a full-time student, mother of three, and intern at a local science center. As Adele gets through the last semester of college, she is struggling to keep up with childcare expenses. Thanks to this award, Adele will be able to pay for a few more weeks of childcare. Study hard, Adele!
This month’s Laptop Award goes to writer Drue Tibbits. Drue’s youngest son has Asperger’s, and as such needs someone around him at all times to help keep him calm. This can make writing difficult for Drue and her desktop computer. Thanks to this new laptop, Drue will be able to work from wherever her son is most comfortable. We hope it helps, Drue!
The All-Access Pass Award is going to writer Jan Archer. Jan will be attending the Seventh Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference in November. This three-day conference offers workshops, seminars, and readings for poets, fiction writers, and essayists. As an aspiring novelist and a non-tenured university teacher, Jan doesn’t have a large travel budget. We hope this helps you sell your novel this year, Jan!
Remember that applications are accepted during the first seven days of each month. Be sure to apply come October!
Thanks and congratulations to all of our winners.