Canberra, Australia Writer Wins L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest

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Shauna O'Meara Has Her Big Break Through International Contest

Shauna O'Meara from Canberra, Australia will be honored at the 30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held in April 2014 in Los Angeles. The event will celebrate the annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where Shauna was the 3rd quarter, second place winner for this year, making it further than some several thousand others, and where her winning story, "Beneath the Surface of Two Kills," will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXX.

Shauna is an Australian artist and writer with a passion for all things speculative. Shauna is an active member of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and is a very active at conventions in Canberra and Melbourne. She is currently working on her first novel and has several short stories out to market. Shauna was the runner up on the "Australian Security Nightmares" writing competition run by the Australian Security Research Council.

Alongside Shauna will be 11 other winners from all walks of life, flown in 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," followed by the gala awards ceremony.

The Contests were initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 shortly after returning to the field of science fiction with his bestseller Battlefield Earth. To date the contest has launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestselling authors.

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