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2000 'Great Beginnings' Winners

Following are winners of the 2000 Heartland Writers "Great Beginnings" Writing Competition. The winning entry is listed first, and the runner-up second. Congratulations to all our winners, finalists and entrants.

Mainstream Fiction

  • "Finding My Thunder" by Linda Cope
  • "Transcendence," by Frank Watson

Non Fiction

  • "Far From All Seduction" by Kevin L. Gingrich
  • "Physical Self, Spiritual Self" by Debbie Williams

Childrens/Young Adult

  • "Annalisa's Diary" by Ilse Dallmayr
  • "Teacher's Pet" by Sandy DeSha

Children's Picture

  • "Phineas Justin" by Jeanie Stewart
  • "Zip, Burp and Hula" by Cindy Johnston

Screen Play

  • "A Harvest of Flowers" by Kevin L. Gingrich
  • "On Crowley's Ridge" by Lesley Weinert-Palomino

Short Story

  • "Prophylactic Measures" by Michael C. Young and "Omigod, Not Another One" by Jeanie Stewart (tie)
  • "The Gift" by Jennifer Evans


  • "Lucky Stars" by Rhonda R. Grasle
  • "13 Across Spells Murder" by Daniel Grant

Genre Fiction

  • "Night World" by Shawn O'Brien
  • "Loose Threads" by Michael J. LaMarche


  • "Finding Faith" by Rhonda L. Grasle
  • "The Wallflower" by Susann Batson


  • "Thoughts of a Burnt Out Church" by Stara Michelle Herron
  • "Who Will Cry for the Children" by Pam Hodges


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