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AppleJacked-Third Place Daphne du Maurier Award

 AppleJacked is an RWA-Daphne finalist in Unpublished Mainstream Mystery/Suspense! Fast forward to June 26th:  And the winner is....Not me!  But that is okay because I came in Third! Yay, me! Congratulations to Ruth (1st) and Lis (2nd) for your wins.  I look forward to reading your books someday.   For those of you unfamiliar with writing contests, here is my short stump speech about the concept. I have entered contests for several reasons. Of course, I always want to win, but knowing the stiff competition, I have ulterior motives.     1-K now why you are entering.   Is there a prize? Publication? Opportunity to chat with an agent or editor? Or the first thing I look for, is there written feedback from the judges? In the case of the RWA KOD contest, I consider the judges' feedback to be a great reward, win or lose. In every contest where I have received feedback, I may not always agree with some of the comments, but they are always offered from an instructive point of view and ar