2013 PSWA Writing Contest Awards

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The 2013 Public Safety Writers Association conference held in Las Vegas just ended and I am proud to say that I won two awards in the writing contest this year. This is the first writing contest I’ve ever entered, so I’m pretty excited. I won an award in the Non-Fiction Creative Non-Technical Non-Published category for my article “Amache”. I also won an award in the Non-Fiction Creative Non-Technical Published category for my article “The Siege at Cortez.”

Just had to share that good news with my blog friends and followers.


About jtzortman

Author of "WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW" - A Grandparent's Journey Through Grief, first place award winning novel "FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST" and award-winning novel "SNOW ANGEL". Contributing author to anthologies "Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides", "American Blue", "Recipes by the Book: Oak Tree Authors Cook" and "The Centennial Book of The National Society of Daughters of the Union 1861-1865". Numerous articles, poems and short stories published since 1990. Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Winner of ten writing awards. I live in a quaint Colorado mountain tourist town with my husband and Siamese cat. When deeps snows blanket the terrain and spectacular views from my windows, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.
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5 Responses to 2013 PSWA Writing Contest Awards

  1. Carol Keller says:

    Congratulations, Jackie. You are one busy lady now.


    • jtzortman says:

      Thank you, Carol. Yes, I didn’t realize how busy one is after they have a book published. But I have learned so much during this process and have met so many wonderful people, some of whom have become close friends. It’s a lot of work, but worth it.


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  3. dianekratz says:

    Congrats Jackie!


    • jtzortman says:

      Thank you, Diane. I was just chatting with Pete Klismet, a good friend of mine, and he was telling me he’ll be writing on your blog soon. Pete and I were in a horse race to see which of our books would hit the market first last spring. I’m following your blog, so I’ll be reading his posts and, of course, your own. You have a terrific blog, by the way.


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