On Sunday, December 2, the members of the Sarasota Fiction Writers group gathered for a festive holiday dinner featuring the announcement of our short story contest winners. Following the dinner, for which members brought a variety of offerings, the group played a book exchange game before raffling off special prizes (including a book found in a wedding display, the aptly shelved "Beers of the World"). The short story contest winners were then announced:
1st Place - Robin Hughes
2nd Place - Susan Klaus
3rd Place - Grier Ferguson
Honorable Mention - Elise Covino
The group then took a moment to honor past group president and newsletter editor Dona Lee Gould, for whom we can never express enough gratitude. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for the group, Dona Lee!
And thank you to all the members who joined us, bringing good food, good company, and good stories. Have a wonderful holiday and fruitful new year!