Writer from Bountiful, Utah Wins the International L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest

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Paul Eckheart wins third place in international writing contest and a trip to Hollywood for the coveted workshop and awards event.

Paul Eckheart of Bountiful, Utah will be honored at the 30th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held on the 13th of April 2014 in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The event will celebrate the annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where Paul was the 3rd quarter, 3rd place winner for this year, making it further than some several thousand others, and where his winning story, "Shifter" will be published in the international bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXX.

Paul is a software engineer, a 2007 graduate of contest judge Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp and a member of the Codex Writers. When not writing he can be found at the Harman Music Group repairing computers.

Along with eleven other winners from all walks of life from around the globe, Paul will be flown to Los Angeles and 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.

For more information on the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.

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