Exciting news here! I was recently chosen as one of the ten winners by YourNovel.com and, let me tell you–it’s not an exaggeration to say I’ve never won anything (unless you count a camera when I was thirteen and my mother wrote down my name and slipped the entry into the hat). I realize winning a writing contest isn’t entirely based on chance, but such competitions always do contain some measure of luck. Who will read my submission and what kind of writing do they like? Am I the first entry the judge read? The last?  Were they looking for a story on a magical romantic getaway island (look up Seagrape Cottage in the BVI and you’ll see what I mean) or something else? This plot driven short story is a huge divergence from my usual character driven sweet romances, but I think you’ll enjoy reading Island Forecast: Danger as much as I did writing it!