Yesterday at the 2009 SouthWest Writer's Awards Banquet, I received "the highest honor bestowed upon a volunteer," The Parris Award. It's given in recognition of a member who has worked hard for the organization, helped other writers, and has a body of published work. It was an honor indeed to receive this award. I'm still smiling.
That's Rob Spiegel, SWW President, me, and Larry Greenly, SWW Vice President.