45th Writing Awards – November 30 Deadline

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Ralph Ryan’s “Wildfire-Hellfire” (NMW 2009)

Ralph Ryan of Redding, CA has won the 25th New Millennium Nonfiction Prize for “Wildfire-Hellfire.”

Ralph will receive $1,000 and publication online and in print.

Ralph Ryan, Nonfiction Winner

A Note from the Author:

“‘Wildfire-Hellfire’ was one of many hair-raising experiences I lived during a fourteen year wild land firefighting career. It was the most exciting time of my life and after reliving the adventures over and over again in my mind, I’ve come to the point where I want to tell my story. Transforming thoughts to paper has been as challenging an adventure as it has been enjoyable. I love the craft and strive to put the reader with me, as totally into the moment as possible, to let them feel the intensity. For me, that’s the magic of words.”  —Ralph Ryan