Cascade Writing Contest 2013 Finalists

We are excited to announce the 2013 Cascade Writing Contest finalists. The winners will be announced at the 2013 Cascade Awards at the OCW Summer Coaching Conference, August 14, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations to the following finalists for the 2013 Cascade Awards.

Published Fiction
Where the Trail Ends by Melanie Dobson
Courting Cate by Leslie Gould
The Train Baby’s Mother by Sharon Bernash Smith

Published Nonfiction
Second Chances by Shirley M. Graybill
Beyond Our Control by Leila Rae Sommerfeld
Everyday Worship by Christopher Voigt

Published Young Adult
Pineapples in Peril by Cheryl Lynn Martin
Beyond the Bridge of Time by Leila Rae Sommerfeld
The New Recruit by Jill Williamson

Published Children’s
The Santa Switch by Laura Lee Scott
meggelsprout by Linda Jett
The King Is in the House by Phyllis Gates

Published Poetry/Gift Books
Run the Path of Peace by Mary Stone
The Pretty Wild by Colette Tennant
Where God Finds You by Anita Higman

Published Short Entries: Articles, Stories, Blog Posts
“The Strangest Gift” by Caitlin Muir
“A Royal Inheritance” by Kathleen Ruckman
“Dad’s Chief Nail Holder” by Don White

Unpublished Fiction
Grace Note by Sue Cirlincione
Thoroughly Modest Marjorie by Jennifer Leo
Rain by Dana McNeely

Unpublished Nonfiction/Memoir
Gospel Song in the Rain by Velynn Brown
Mornings with Larry by Tom Nash
Where Grace Abounds by Aimee Tawzer

Unpublished Young Adult
Into the Fire by Kim Vandel
The Swallow’s Spring by Debby Zigenis-Lowery
Nightmares on Talbot Road by Frank Yates

Unpublished Children’s
*A tie in this category resulted in four finalists.
Sola Scriptura by Danika Cooley
Cosmic Chaos by Carole Farmen
Snails Don’t Dance by Cheryl Secomb
Don’t Eat the Seeds by Sherri Woodbridge

Unpublished Poetry
“Encounter in Drain Tunnel,” “Camp of Fifty Underground,” and “Detective Sleeps at Night” by Sharon E. James
“An Outdoor Recital” by Jodi Rucker
“Christmas in the Barrio” by Jodi Rucker

Unpublished Poetry/Gift Books
Once Upon a Tea Room by Kathryn Barker
Gospel According to Fido by Helen Heavirland
Salve for Your Soul by Sherri Woodbridge

Unpublished Short Entries: Articles
“Open the Gates” by Don White
“Birth Pains: Child of my Heart” by Amy Schones
“Playful, Burdened, or Both?” by Carol Wilson

“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).