Stay-At-Home Dad from Orange County, California Wins L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest

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Scott T. Barnes has now achieved his second goal on the way to a professional novelist career by winning the international contest.

Scott T. Barnes

Scott T. Barnes, of Orange County, California will be honored at the 28th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held on Sunday, 15 April, 2012 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The event will celebrate the twelve annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where Nick was the 4th quarter, second place winner for this year. His winning story will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVIII.

Since 2008, he has been routinely entering the Writers of the Future competition as well as edits the online magazine NewMyths. He does his writing while he manages real estate and raises his young children.

Scott will attend a week long workshop taught by the contest blue ribbon panel of judges lead by Tim Powers ("On Stranger Tides"), followed by the gala awards ceremony at the end of the week.

The Contests were initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 shortly after returning to the field of science fiction with his bestseller "Battlefield Earth," and to date the contest has launched the careers of 8 New York Times bestselling authors.

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