Dean won the grand prize for his novel “Salamanca,” while Nikki won third prize in the English short story for children category for “Menggay’s Magical Chicken.”
Truly a magical performance for this husband-and-wife team. It’s also interesting to note that both works had their roots in blogging. “Salamanca” was Dean’s NaNoWriMo novel which he wrote in 30 days (and posted on a blog as part of BlogSpot’s complementary NaNoBlogMo initiative) back in November. Meanwhile, “Menggay’s Magical Chicken” was first published in three parts on Nikki’s blog.
Congratulations, Dean and Nikki!