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1000 Word Sprint Winner Profiles: 2nd Place: Allan Smorra

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img_2351-11What goes on inside the writerly mind?

Let’s sit down with our 1000 Word Sprint Contest winners and see what’s up.

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TODAY: 2nd place winner Allan Smorra.

Allan grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Forida, and spent two years in Atlanta attending college at the infamous North Avenue Trade School. He had dreams of becoming an architect, but was more Frank Lloyd Wrong than Wright. He got married, joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and had a child. His 46 years of work in the Electrical Trade is spread out over 3,000 miles. In 1977 he moved to the high desert of Western Colorado, and in 1981 settled down in the Bay area of San Francisco and never looked back. Allan spent the last 15 years of his career working on the Golden Gate Bridge as a District employee in the Electric Shop. He…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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