Monday, April 19, 2010

CONTEST ALERT: Laurie Green wins the first Buffy!

Laurie Green's SFR novel OUTER PLANETS has just won 1st place in the Lilac City Rochester Writers 1st & 10 contest, making her our first recipient of The Buffy! (Awarded to Brigade members who place first in any contest.)

Also worthy of note: Her entry received all perfect scores from both first-round and second-round judges. AND this was a general fiction contest with no categories, so she was up against all genres.

Nicely done, Laurie! As the founding member of SFR Brigade, it seems only fitting.

We're on a roll, folks!

26 comments:

  1. Awesome, Laurie!!

    Congratulations!!!

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  2. Oh fantastic result, Laurie! Congratulations.

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  3. Congrats, Laurie. I knew from the opening line of OP, you'd knock those judges dead. I think it's one of my favorite opening lines and I'm not saying that cause I'm biased.
    Dawn

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  4. *applauds loudly*

    I'll send the cabana boys around for a little "celebration"...

    ;)

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  5. Woohoo, Sheryl, send 'em on! The party's already started!

    Thanks Sharon for announcng this, and thanks Susan, Kaz and Dawn (one of my CPs on this WIP) for your congrats. As the old Toyota commercial goes, "Oh, what a feeling!" :)

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  6. Awesome, Laurie. I know your mom's so proud of you, as we all are. Yes, this is one hell of a party!!! Congradulations!!!

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  7. Aw, thank you, Arlene.

    Arlene knows the backstory on this one. My Mom was an avid reader. She passed away two years ago, and this is the only SFR novel of mine she ever read...and she adored it! I pulled it out of mothballs in her memory. *sniff* Thanks, Mom!

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  8. Way to go, Laurie! Fantastic news.

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  9. Wow. Many congratulations, Laurie - What a great memory (and story) to have in regards to this book and your mother.

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  10. Congratulations, Laurie! What a huge, fantastic accomplishment. A cyber champagne toast to you!

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  11. Ho boy, cabana boys and champagne. We do it up right, here! LOL

    Thanks all. Like Sharon said, SFR is on a roll. What a great week it's been for Brigade members.

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  12. You do know that the lilac city is right around the corner from me? I think Outer Planets was the best thing that ever came to Roch, NY.

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  13. Laurie, congratulations! Celebrate in style and clutch that inaugural Buffy proudly! :-)

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  14. Congratulation Laurie! I guess you really 'slayed' the competition. Sorry I just couldn't help myself.

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  15. Arlene, I figured it was right in your neighborhood! You must have brought me good luck. :)

    Ah yes, Kylie, the very first Buffy. *sigh* I am so honored. And the best thing about a virtual trophy? No dusting. heh heh

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  16. *thinks*

    I know that one.... 0.0 Hey! I do know that title! Way to go Laurie!!!!

    *glitter pom-poms and cake*

    *\o/*

    YAY!!!!

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  17. Oh yes, Liana, you do know this one. It was your blog article on the first chapter that got me thinking maybe OP was good enough to enter in a contest. Thanks for the incentive. :)

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  18. Excellent news! ::passes around pitchers of cyber-mojitos...::

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  19. Woohoooo! Linnea brought Mojitos!

    Haven't had one of those since a Mint Julep and Mojito Derby Party many moons ago.

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  20. I suppose this is the wrong crowd to ask for a virgin...

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  21. Congratulations Laurie! Well done!

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  22. Thanks, Barbara and JC. Thanks all. This has been so much fun.

    If you want a peek at Outer Planets, roughly the first five pages are posted here:

    http://sfrpreview.blogspot.com/2010/02/outer-planets-by-laurie-green.html

    Uh, Liana....virgin?

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  23. Did I forget to Congrats you for this?? Sorry-- must have lost my space cadet's helm. Wonderful news!

    Well done, well done!

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