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Novel Books 23341 N Frederick Rd., Clarksburg, MD 20871

2015 Contest Winners

Randall LuceRandall Luce FIRST PLACE
Fiction: Every Day is Not the Same
Randall Luce has self-published two novels, Motherless Children and Smokestack Lightning. He is married and has two grown sons. He works for a law firm and writes at night.

// Read Every Day is Not the Same //

Melanie S. HAtterMelanie S. Hatter RUNNER-UP
Fiction: A Shadow That Never Leaves
Melanie S. Hatter is the author of a novel, The Color of My Soul, and a short story collection, Let No One Weep for Me, Stories of Love and Loss.

// Read A Shadow That Never Leaves //

Rebecca BrowningRebecca Browning FIRST PLACE & RUNNER-UP
Creative Nonfiction: On the Verge of Dreaming and What She Left Me
Rebecca Browning is a writer living in Potomac.

// Read On the Verge of Dreaming //    // Read What She Left Me //

Adele Steiner BrownAdele Steiner Brown FIRST PLACE
Poetry: Sophia's Eyes
Adele Steiner Brown, poet, writer, and teacher, has been published in The Maryland Poetry Review, Gargoyle, So to Speak, and Smartish Pace, and in two books, Freshwater Pearls and The Moon Lighting.

// Read Sophia's Eyes //

Randall LuceMaggie Rosen RUNNER-UP
Poetry: Her Hand
Maggie Rosen lives in Silver Spring. She grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her chapbook, Carolina Theatre, will be published by Red Bird Chapbooks in 2016.

// Read Her Hand //


CURRENT ISSUE // December - January 2018

Montgomery Writes

WHERE ARE YOU? This large, scenic place features rolling hills, open fields and the county’s rich farming heritage in the form of barns, out buildings, activity center, and some farm equipment from bygone days. Photograph by Bill Kamenjar

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers received by January 10.
Marianne Sickman of
of Gaithersburg recognized the locomotive steam engine at the Gaithersburg History Park near the city’s current train station.
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