2014 OCW Cascade Writing Contest Finalists

We are very pleased to announce the 2014 Cascade Writing Contest finalists. The winners will be announced at the Cascade Awards at the OCW Summer Coaching Conference, August 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations to the following finalists for the 2014 Cascade Awards.

Published Contemporary Fiction

  • On the Threshold by Sherrie Ashcraft and Christina Tarabochia
  • Ryan’s Father by June Foster
  • Cecelia Jackson’s Last Chance by Robbie Iobst

Published Historical Fiction

  • Mistaken by Karen Barnett
  • Blowing on Dandelions by Miralee Ferrell
  • When the Heart Heals by Ann Shorey

Published Memoir

  • Iron Heart: A Story of Perseverance after Polio by Delilah Moore Leach
  • A Lifetime Journey by Wanda Fisher
  • Views Through My Lenses by Helgi Heidar

Published Nonfiction

  • Don’t Talk Frustrated at Me, I’m Beautiful by Nikki Hughes
  • Steps of an Everyday Christian by Nora Peacock
  • Walking Sticks by Joyce Wilkens

Published Young Adult/Middle Grade

  • Band of Cousins: Chaos in Seattle by Connie Edwards
  • Menehunes Missing by Cheryl Linn Martin
  • Into the Book by Patricia Roberts-Adams

Published Children’s

  • Jeremy’s Gift by Gloria Ayot-Cross
  • Redeemed by Gloria Ayot-Cross
  • Egg-Song by Joy V. Mazeikas

Published Articles, Columns, Short Stories or Blog Posts

  • There’s Never Any Excuse for Bullying by Julie McDonald
  • A Treasure Hidden No Longer by Nora Peacock
  • Talk, Play, Live! by Jan Pierce

Published Devotionals

  • Footprints on the Ceiling by John Avery
  • The African Violet by Patty Knittel
  • God and the Car by Linda Jo Reed

Published Poetry

  • The Early Morning Hour by Laura Bradford
  • Ribbon of Blue, Burning Dreams by Yvonne Kays
  • The Authors by Joy V. Mazeikas

Unpublished Contemporary Fiction

  • Promises Embraced by Nora Peacock
  • Picture Me Perfect by Sandra Peterson
  • Walking Between the Stones by Pamela Trawick

Unpublished Historical Fiction

  • The Secret of Clara Rose by Barbara Tift Blakey
  • Rain by Dana McNeely
  • Reinventing Mattie by Nicole Miller

Unpublished Speculative Fiction Book

  • Galilee Graves by B.D. MacCoullough
  • The Castle of Torr Orva by Audrey Sauble
  • Demon of the Tidewood by Hannah Small

Unpublished Memoir

  • Learning to Die in Saudi Arabia by Elizabeth Baker
  • What Led Me to You by Carrie Dahlin
  • Watch God Work by Rebecca Olmstead

Unpublished Nonfiction Book

  • Does This Diet Make My Rump Look Fat? by Barbara R. McCourtney
  • Even There I Found You by Kathleen Ruckman
  • Painful Blessing by Jill Viggiano

 Unpublished Young Adult/Middle Grade Book

  • Picture Imperfect by Susan Maas
  • Love Always, Lola by Ashley Mays
  • The Download by Ann Strawn

Unpublished Children’s Book

  • When Grandma Flew Home by Kim Conolly
  • A Different Kind of Wrap by Penelope Kaye
  • Flibberty Jibbet and the Journey by Kendy Pearson
  • Turken’s Blueberry Pie by Cheryl Secomb

 Unpublished Articles, Columns, Short Stories

  • Tornado’s Treasure by Carole Harmon
  • A Grain of Corn by Lidia Hu
  • I Don’t Need Anything from You by Brigid Cullen Smith

Unpublished Devotionals

  • A Father’s Pride by Justin Farrell
  • In the Dark and Loving It by Penelope Kaye
  • He Restores My Soul by Lynne Thrasher

Unpublished Poetry

  • Christmas Picture by Lisa Ebinger
  • Trapunto, The Rift, The Monsoon by Jeanette-Marie Mirich
  • Our Dance by Christine Taylor

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20 niv)


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OCW Cascade Contest Honors Writing Excellence

Excitement was high at the 2014 Cascade Awards on August 6, as the Cascade Writing contest finalists and winners were recognized. After giving certificates to all finalists, emcees Susan May Warren welcomed the winners onstage by reading the opening line of their winning entry.