Creative Writing Major from Vermont College Fine Arts Wins International L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest

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K.C. Norton is planning her trip to Hollywood to partake in a week-long workshop with famous writers.

Writers Of The Future

I read a lot of Tolkien, Garth Nix and others growing up. I love reading so much, I wanted to see the other side.

K.C. Norton of State College, Pennsylvania, currently working on her Master's in Children and Young Adult (YA) writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, will attend the 30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held on the 13th of April 2014 in Los Angeles as a winner. The event celebrates this year's winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. Her winning story, "What Moves the Sun and Other Stars," will be published in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXX.

K.C. has always loved reading. When asked recently what inspired her to become a writer she stated, "I read a lot of Tolkien, Garth Nix and others growing up. I love reading so much, I wanted to see the other side.... I studied the classics as an undergrad student and I enjoy the stories we tell about our history as much as actual history itself. Real history and the stories about history are not the same thing."

K.C. will be flown to Los Angeles with other winners from all corners of the globe. They will be treated to a week-long workshop taught by the contest blue ribbon panel of judges including Tim Powers (On Stranger Tides), and Dave Wolverton (On My Way to Paradise), and others, followed by the gala awards ceremony.

The Contest was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1984 shortly after returning to the field of science fiction with his bestseller Battlefield Earth, and to date the contest has launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestselling authors.

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