Chasing Mysteries

The Rescue of Officer Moreland Lee

Stepping into the unforgiving unknown

COOKSTOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, September 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is often daunting and terrifying to be faced with things we do not know. The uncertainty and anxiety of being unable to comprehend the events before us can be enough to drive anyone to madness. When these events are particularly punishing, one would often ask themselves why they were ever brought into such unfortunate circumstances. Whether it was through their choices or just a terrible twist of fate, one would be inclined to chase after the cause. For three such unfortunate individuals in “The Rescue of Officer Moreland Lee,” the quest for the truth may cost them greatly.

David Estes has spent a lot of time chasing mysteries and other people’s crimes during his time as a Seattle Police officer. Prior to joining the men in blue, he served his country during a tour of Vietnam as an infantry squad leader and has witnessed firsthand what can happen when uncertainty can grip a person so viciously. David Estes has pursued writing since his retirement and has found a means of turning these mysteries into meaningful stories. He currently resides in Lewiston, Idaho with his wife Evangeline Schwartz whom he met while spending time in South Dakota.

“The Rescue of Officer Morgan Lee” plunges three unlucky misfits into a gripping tale of crime and mystery. In what seemed to be a simple murder case, these three individuals find themselves caught up in a series of terrible events driven by revenge and the wrath of someone lurking in the shadows. Despite not having much in common and seemingly being completely unrelated to each other in any way, they find themselves putting the pieces together in the pursuit of answers and eventually find out how they were brought together for a final confrontation

What drives a man to revenge? How far can one go chasing mysteries of the unknown? Find out more when you get your copy of “The Rescue of Officer Moreland Lee!"

Visit the author's website at www.davidestesauthor.com to know more about him and his book.

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Can You Hear the Trees Singing?

Katie and The Troll Queen

“Katie and The Troll Queen”

A story about a singing contest between a girl and a troll

COOKSTOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, September 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The forest is a location where many great and fantastic stories are set. It can be painted as a place that is dark and mysterious, or one full of life and love. In both cases, stories involving the forest often include creatures, real-life and mythical, playing crucial parts in the tales. And one such popular mythical creature often associated with forests is the troll. But while many stories depict trolls as scary, frightening beasts, the story of author Randi McKinnon, "Katie and the Troll Queen," paints trolls in a different, childish light that everyone can enjoy.

A retired chef and baker who worked in the food industry for four decades, Randi McKinnon turned to writing after taking off her chef’s hat and retiring. Doing nothing was not in her blood, which is what prompted her to take to writing like a duck to water. This passion for the pen started when, after communicating with some of her friends, she realized that doing so put joy in her heart and a smile on her face. Randi took her new pursuit seriously and attended a correspondence course for writing kids’ books and that kicked off a new phase in her career and her life.

The story is about Katie, a young child full of hope and life, who enters a forest to find berries. Soon after, Katie meets the Troll Queen, who instead of attacking and scaring the child, challenges her to a singing contest. This leads to a fun and lovable story, one that seems to be simple at the start only to grow into a complex and deep tale that will certainly tug at the heartstrings and tickle the funny bones of readers, young and old, from beginning to end.

Buy your copy now and enjoy this one-of-a-kind fantasy tale with your kids or grandkids!

Visit the author's website at www.randinmckinnonbooks.com to know more about her and her book.

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Black Founder Dejha B Finds Peace During COVID By Creating Her Own Coloring Book Brand For Women of Color

CEO of Dejha B Coloring holding her coloring books.

CEO of Dejha B Coloring. Picture Credit By Briana B Photography

Rapper, Hip-Hop Artist and Native New Yorker Focuses On Managing Black Women's Mental Health Through Creative Therapy

Black women’s mental health and self-care is such a huge topic in the media right now and it's deeply personal to me”

— Dejha B

BRONX, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Black founder and entrepreneur Dejha B has created Dejha B Coloring Products, a line of inspirational interactive coloring books designed to help busy women of color deal with the everyday needs of self-care.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Black women have a three year less life expectancy, on the average, than white women. The cause of their earlier demise may likely be related to stress. The brand is designed to help black women relax, distress, decrease anxiety and stay focused by giving them creative tools to enhance and amplify their coloring skills.

"I created Dejha B Coloring during a really trying time for me when the COVID global pandemic really started to take hold in 2020", said the rapper, hip-hop artist and Native New Yorker. "I couldn’t make music, due to all recording studios in NYC being closed, so while I was looking for ways to reduce stress, I picked up my son’s coloring book. Dejha B instantly felt relaxed after coloring, reducing her stress and coping with a worldwide pandemic. When she realized there weren’t many inspirational let alone women of color represented in the adult coloring book market, she developed her own.

In October 2020, Dejha created a coloring book that catered to women of color, showing them in a positive light and promoting self-care. In addition, each page has an inspirational quote, poem, or dream chaser activity to help them relax, de-stress, decrease anxiety, and get creative. Her first book titled, “Color Your Dreams Into Reality: An Adult Coloring Activity Book for Dream Chasers (Paperback)”, has received five-star ratings and rave reviews from readers who recommend the book not only for adults, but for young girls and teens of color, to give them encouragement and to boast their self-esteem. Dejha has created six more coloring books, including a kid’s version of her first book, which shows the adults as kids. This invaluable compilation is perfect for “mommy and me time.” Moms and daughters can express themselves collectively while discussing their dreams.

Growing up in one of the toughest areas of the Bronx, New York, Dejha learned at an early age how to escape the wiles of the urban community by delving into entertainment and art. She is a hip-hop rap artist, who carries herself in a more dignified fashion, not conforming to the stereotypical images of her genre. Her love for writing has flourished and led her into other avenues to explore. She is a mother, businessperson, boss, songwriter, and rapper, and most recently, an insightful creator of coloring books.

"Black women’s mental health and self-care is such a huge topic in the media right now and it's deeply personal to me", stated Dejha B. "By developing this creative therapy, I've found something that really works for black women and that always works for me."

Dejha wants to give back to the community through her company, Dejha Coloring. She is an example to others that dreams can and do come true. Her books are available on dejhabcoloring.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and www.Barnesandnobles.

Dejha B Coloring can be found on Facebook and Instagram (@dejhabcoloring). For more information, visit the website at www.dejhabcoloring.com

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Serial Killers and Infamous Monsters Coloring Book Novel for Mature Audiences

Serial Killers Coloring Book

Serial Killers and Infamous Monsters Coloring Book

Serial Killers Coloring Book

Report Serial Crimes

Trading Cards Serial Killers

Serial Killer Trading Cards

Serial killers: a mixture of abnormal psychological features resulting in a distinctive classification of their own. A Serial Killers Coloring Book.

This book deals with the subject of serial killers and their crimes. It is designed to educate and inform, not to dignify actions. ”

— N. Wayne Bell – Publisher

SAINT LOUIS, MO, USA, September 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — This book details a bad side of humanity. SERIAL KILLERS and THEIR CRIMES. Designed to educate and inform NOT to dignify or glorify in any regard. These are REAL MURDERS who have willingly chose to hurt real people.

Serial killers: a mixture of abnormal psychological features resulting in a distinctive classification of their own. Deranged humans, often with parental issues, that manifest into a psychological gratification for murder as the usual motive for serial killing. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) states that the motives of serial killers can include anger, thrill-seeking, financial gain, and attention seeking. Not to exclude an inherit evil rarely matched by the most onerous of people. The murders may be attempted or completed in a similar fashion every time. The victims may have something in common, for example, demographic profile, appearance, gender or race. Serial killers are frightening humans that in indeed are the center of many true to life nightmares. This book contains astonishment with some of the world’s most hated and loved killers, illustrated detail, including Serial Killer Trading Cards and the song by Shaytan Music.

People loath and love serial killers, giving them a cult-like following from those with a morbid fascination often resulting in an obsession. With their morbid historical crimes etched in history, law enforcement, psychiatrists, family members, FBI profilers, haters and lovers have tried to get into their minds to discover the nature of the crime and what made them tick. Inside this graphic novel coloring book, you’ll discover dozens of the world’s most notorious serial killers. The book also includes cards with images of notorious serial killers.

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Song page by Shaytan Music with lyrics.

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Author Vin Zeeland Releases New Children’s Picture Book “Zippy Loves Rocks” & Launches a Kickstarter Campaign

DALLAS, TX, USA, September 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Zippy Loves Rocks” was released on September 1st, 2021, and is the first book in the Life With Zippy Series by author, Vin Zeeland. So what’s so special about the Life with Zippy Series? It’s all about empowering girls. Through family, friendship, curiosity, creativity, fun questions, and problem-solving. Zippy explores the possibilities of her world. Where can Zippy be found? The book is popping up in bookstores and libraries globally. Find it on Amazon, Barnes, and Noble, Target, and over 40,000 retailers worldwide. Zeeland is also running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for the Life With Zippy Series launch that will close on October 2nd, 2021.

Self-published through IngramSpark, global distribution sparked interest in the beautiful hardcover picture book for children under the age of six. According to Amazon rankings in the Children’s category, The Life With Zippy Book ranked in the top 4% of sellers in the first seven days.

So what’s ahead for the series? The Life With Zippy Series is due to launch the second book, “Zippy Loves Bugs” in the Fall of 2021. Then, the third book in the series will be available for the holiday season.

Visit Kickstarter.com and grow Vin Zeeland Productions support. For more information about Vin Zeeland, to schedule, a book reading, or interview you can contact Vin Zeeland through the Life With Zippy website or you can write to Vin Zeeland by email.

For more information, visit https://www.lifewithzippy.com. To support the Kickstarter project visit https://bit.ly/3E5NqHA.

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Vin Zeeland Productions is based in Dallas, Texas, and provides the marketplace with inspirational fictional books and short stories created for children and young adults.

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Vin Zeeland is an author, musician, relationship coach, dad, and grandpa.

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Homeland is Where Naming Home Pulls Emotions

Photo of Author's Family on the Book Cover

My Family Downhome

Our Native Land Called Homeland

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”

— Dr. Carter G. Woodson

DURHAM, NC, UNITED STATES, September 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Homeland is where naming home pulls emotions. There is no place like home. This book is about preserving homelands and race/ethnic relations in a global world viewed from an American Descendant of Slavery perspective. Finding hope depends on knowing universal truths grounded in facts. The truth will sustain humankind by teaching love, respect and do no harm. Homeland, My Place Called Downhome is the author’s assessment of homeland building and rules, human nature, and interactions, including in-group and out-group maintenance. Some readers may not accept her premises and conclusions. Some will feel that they disrupt what is believed, what they have based life decisions upon. However, these positions deserve inspection if we seek a world where love, respect and “do no harm to one another” may reign.

Adelaide Banks is a Black History and Race Relations Educator. She believes that focusing on these essential areas will enlighten understanding for applying corrective strategies to improve human relations. Ms. Banks is a former Sociology instructor pulling from training and scholarly perspectives to offer practical race relations instruction. She holds degrees in Sociology from Northern Michigan University and North Carolina State University. Ms. Banks shares a belief with Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of Black History Month. "Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”

Born in Granville County, NC, Ms. Banks identifies this rural county as Downhome. Her military offspring upraising, rural farm connections, adult residences in Detroit and Atlanta, then back to North Carolina pointed all roads in her varied careers and experiences to an understanding of God-inspired truths to light our paths toward love, respect and “doing no harm to one another”.

Visit the author's book page on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2UNrCPi to know more about her and her book.

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Patrick Kilpatrick is edging closer to being California’s new governor

Patrick Kilpatrick for Governor

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LOS ANGELES, CA, US, September 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After successfully announcing his candidacy in the recall election, Patrick Kilpatrick has been a force to be reckoned with. As a man of the people, rather than the political status quo, Mr. Kilpatrick has won over voters from both sides of the aisle.

What makes him the ideal candidate to replace the overwhelmed Newsom? Patrick Kilpatrick proclaims on www.kilpatrickforgovernor.com:

"Hollywood back to California. Bring film/TV production, eco-sensitive industries – all those jobs back through greater incentives. Immediate implementation of a 25% cash rebate for in-state spending for vetted film/TV media, video games, and photographic projects.

Elevate our schools by ensuring that funding reaches children’s programs and teachers. Our pre-K to community colleges should be the finest in the country.

Lower taxes. More money in the hands of Californians to increase choices for all. Zero tolerance for crime with advanced police training and reform.

Eradicate homelessness by providing essential services and employment necessary. Compassionate enforcement using the full spectrum of social programs, statewide workforce, and local police. Repurposing available land and derelict buildings.

Secure borders, equal justice for everyone – path to citizenship with the Prospective Citizens’ Contribution Program. The PCCP is the first and only measure proposed by any candidate to offer immigrants a clear path to US citizenship. Upon registration, immigrants with no fiscal means and fulfilling certain entrance criteria, will be given a grace period of 4 years to establish themselves. After that time, a yearly contribution of $1000 for 10 years (CA $22 billion raised) will pave the way to full citizenship and cover the cost of health, education, and running of the program. The PCCP offers a legitimate path to legal citizenship dependent on strong adherence to the law. Any felony conviction will revoke all rights and result in immediate deportation.

Medicare for all WITH private insurance additional supplement marketplace.

Pre-K to grade 12 private sector Dental Care Initiative – dental health for all children. Restore music, arts, and sports programs at every grade level. We are advocates for Charter schools and parental choice of education for their children with transferable vouchers. Vigorous prosecution of domestic violence and child abuse cases. Complete overhaul of the child services division of the Department of Social Services. Transparency and protection.

Improve the environment for a better tomorrow. Federal/State subsidy for eco solar and wind power retrofitting, including Landlord installation subsidies. Statewide compliance of single-use biodegradable utensils/packaging. Severe fines for industrial polluters. Drought tolerant plant mandates. Preferential water rates for organic agriculture and humane animal food production.

Complete support for the LGBTQ+ community. Equal protection under the Constitution and Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness clause of the Declaration of Independence. Full participation in the military for LGBTQ+. Sexual reassignment procedures are a personal choice, not the responsibility of either taxpayers or the military. One must be 18 years or older for gender reassignment procedures or medication.

As a man, I feel I have little place in advising women on their reproductive rights. Abortion is a matter of personal choice. I personally believe abortion past the onset of the 3rd trimester is abhorrent.

Highway expansion at gridlock chokepoints.

Private sector initiatives for design-worthy affordable housing.

70% tax credit for revitalization and renovation of historic buildings – driving homeownership for the middle class and young families.
Creation of a large-scale workforce for fire forestry maintenance, recycling programs, beach clean up/ocean preservation, school, open space and highway beautification.

Regarding Covid, I chose to get vaccinated and know first hand the ravages of this virus. I am, however, a strong proponent of personal choice. I believe in an individual’s right to choose whether or not they receive the vaccine. I am pro mask but oppose lockdowns. Under my governorship, I will endeavor to find better solutions than are currently offered by the current leadership or candidates. This is a constant evolving challenge and I will rise to meet it.
Sensible policies that will bring people together and solve the crises California faces."

Vote Patrick Kilpatrick.

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Adventure Novel Follows "Relative Heroes" Pursuing Priceless Gemstones

Relative Heroes

Relative Heroes

Barry J King

Barry J King

Barry J. King takes readers on rollicking expedition for treasure

HAREFIELD , MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND, September 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The voyage of an 18th century merchantman and a modern state of the art search vessel intersect, along with the lives of those aboard it, in Barry J. King's adventure novel. This intriguing and rousing tale follows "Relative Heroes" on a journey of exploration, discovery and ultimately the pursuit of treasure, where readers will see lives endangered for the sake of a truly invaluable prize.

Bursting with energy, this two-part novel portrays daring adventures centered around valuable gemstones and the people driven to recover lost treasure. At its heart, it is a story about the human passion behind the quest of discovery as well as the dark side of that drive, namely greed, the selfish desire to take what one long's for even at the expense of others.

It is no coincidence that the narrative begins with the aforementioned merchantman on an excursion into Africa to procure precious cargo, including slaves as well as the gemstones that are central to the story. In that mission, the vessel's crew must also fend off pirate attacks as well as the harsh elements and environment. So even in the beginning, "Relative Heroes" shows readers the steep price of treasure – up to and including human lives. Those who seek adventure must be prepared to encounter this dark and ugly side if they hope to make it out whole physically and morally.

Aside from the avarice of man, King also details another formidable force – namely the sea itself. Shades of Herman Melville, he depicts the hardships sailors of yesteryear and even the modern day must endure in their voyages. The nautical environment is not a foe or malign force, however, but merely a neutral albeit fickle world to navigate, one that does not suffer fools and demands respect, caution and preparation.

The split narratives spanning different times underscore how the more things change, the more they stay the same, as passions and desires flare, romances bloom and intimate encounters unfold amidst the relentless pursuit of the gemstones. This is a story of love and excitement that crosses the centuries and promises to rouse readers, particularly adventure aficionados.

About the Author
Barry J. King was born in Paddington, London and in his late forties acquired a passion for the sea. He is a qualified advanced Nitrox scuba diver with navigation and pilotage for motor vessels. Currently he lives with his wife in Harefield, Middlesex, he is a father of four children and a grandfather as well. He has been interviewed by Kate Delaney on America Tonight.

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Asia-Pacific Back To School Market Size Is Projected Reach $58.2 Billion By 2030, Grow At A CAGR Of 6.0%

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Asia-Pacific Back-to-school Market

Asia-Pacific Back-to-school Market by Product Type, and Sales Channel: Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021–2030

COVID-19 has resulted in widespread disruption of the market. smart learning classes has reduced the usage of art supplies and related products, thus hampering the growth of the back-to-school market.”

— Shankar Bhandalkar

PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, September 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to a new report, The Asia-Pacific back to school market was valued at $26.3 billion in 2020, and is projected reach $58.2 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 6.0% from 2021 to 2030.

Most of the countries in Asia-Pacific are in their developing phase. To progress, the youth of these countries need to be educated to contribute to the development process. Thus, the governments of various countries in the region are emphasizing on primary education and education initiatives to increase the literacy rate. However, major portion population in the region still lives in rural areas with no schools or sources of education present in the region. To overcome this challenge, governments are spending significant amount of money and resources on the development of educational infrastructure in such areas with a focus on education and skill development.

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Many stationery items have small movable and removable parts, which might cause choking and may have toxic ingredients that can be hazardous for young kids. Smaller kids that go to preschools and playschools are prone to put small objects in their mouth. These objects if swallowed accidentally can lodge in the child’s throat and cause choking. For instance, almost all mechanical pencils come with small erasers attached on the back that can be easily removed. These erasers are a serious choking hazard for younger kids. On the similar lines, many low-quality crayons, colors, paints, and erasers are made from chemicals that can be toxic and can cause serious harm to children. With lenient government policies and unregulated nature of market, these low-quality products are easily available in the market, which serves as a key deterrent factor for the expansion of the back to school market in Asia-Pacific.

Moreover, many NGOs are aiding these government endeavors by providing children with school supplies to facilitate education. These efforts put in by the government and by NGOs to promote education in the region are anticipated to foster the demand for back-to-school supplies, thus contributing toward the market growth.

Engaged stakeholders in the back-to-school industry use a wide variety of marketing strategies to increase their product penetration among consumers. These strategies include celebrity endorsements, organizing events, and social media marketing.

Furthermore, leading players in the industry are now heavily investing in digital platforms to market their products, which drives the market growth. Thus, adoption of new marketing strategies and increased demand for back to school supplies are anticipated to open new growth avenues for the market.

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The Asia-Pacific back to school market is segmented into product type, distribution channel, and country. Depending on product type, the market is fragmented into backpack, electronic, stationery, clothing, shoes, and others. On the basis of distribution channel, it is segregated into hypermarket/supermarket, e-commerce, dollar stores, specialty stores, and others. Country wise, the market is analyzed across China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and rest of Asia-Pacific.

Key Market Players Profiled In The Report:

○ Acco Brands
○ Adidas AG
○ Harlequin International Group Pty Ltd.
○ ITC Limited
○ Kokuyo Camlin Ltd.
○ Mitsubishi Pencil Co. Ltd.
○ Pelikan International Corporation Berhad
○ Puma Se
○ Wh Smith Plc
○ Zebra Pen Corp.

Other prominent players analyzed in the report are Faber-Castell, Nike, Skybags., Izod, Staedtler., Canson, and Wildcraft.

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Key Finding of the study:

○ Depending on the product type, the stationery segment accounted for the highest market share in 2020, and is poised to grow with highest CAGR during the forecast period.
○ By distribution channel, the maximum of back to school supplies were observed from the specialty stores segment in 2020, while the e-commerce segment is expected to witness highest growth during the forecast period.
○ China leads in terms of market share, and is anticipated to exhibit significant CAGR during the forecast period.

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Z. T. Bright wins the 2021 Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction

The Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction

The first ever Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction was awarded to Z. T. Bright during the Dragon Con Dragon Awards ceremonies.

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, September 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Arc Manor, publishers of GALAXY’S EDGE magazine, and Dragon Con awarded the 2021 Mike Resnick Memorial Award to Z. T. Bright for his short story “The Measure of a Mother’s Love.” This new annual award is given to the best short story submitted to the competition by an unpublished author.

The first-place winner receives a trophy, a check for $250, and the opportunity to have their story published in GALAXY’S EDGE magazine. If the author chooses to have their story published in the magazine, they are also paid for the story based on the magazine’s regular payment rates at that time. This payment is in addition to the $250 prize.

This year’s second-place winner, Lucas Carroll-Garrett (“Hive at the Dead Star”), won $100 while the third-place winner, Christopher Henckel (“Echoes of Gliese”), won $50.

The two other finalists were Shirley Song and Torion Oey.

Judges for the award included Hugo and Nebula winners Nancy Kress and Lois McMaster Bujold; Shree Renée Thomas, editor of the MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION; Jody Lynn Nye, author or co-author of more than 50 novels and 100 short stories; and Bill Fawcett, who has packaged and edited more than 400 science fiction novels as well as two oral histories of the Navy SEALs.

Lezli Robyn, GALAXY’S EDGE editor, was so impressed by all five finalists’ stories that she has decided to offer a contract to all five authors to publish their stories in the magazine. None of the authors are under any obligation to do so, but they will be paid the magazine’s going rate should they decide to accept the offer.

Submissions for the 2022 award are currently open. Any unpublished author may submit a short story for consideration. There is no fee or other costs associated with participating in the competition. More information on the competition is available at:

www.ResnickAward.com.

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