It’s one of the greatest honors of my life.
RIVERDALE, Ill. (PRWEB) September 13, 2018
Case, co-owner of Lowry-Dunham, Case and Vivien Insurance in Slidell, received the Award in the Column Category. One of 28 nominees, Case was chosen in a nationwide vote for his column series titled The Storyteller.
Case has written for 20 years but will have been writing for publication only eight years in November of this year. He has published nearly 100 stories for Slidell Magazine and has also had his writing appear in several insurance industry magazines, local and Mississippi newspapers, Hometown Brookhaven Magazine, and has published two books of short stories titled ‘Bogue Chitto Flats’ and ‘Saucered Coffee Blewed and Cooled.’
“I didn’t even know I was nominated,” Case says. “Someone sent in three copies of the magazine that had three of my stories in them.”
Case serves as secretary for Lowry-Dunham, Case and Vivien. Additionally, Case has served on the City of Slidell Planning Commission, and is past president of the Slidell Northshore Rotary Club, president of Greater Slidell Chamber of Commerce, Pope John Paul II High School board of directors, St. Tammany Literacy Foundation board, and is a graduate of Leadership Slidell. Case has also consulted with various organizations on the flood insurance changes.
Twice a month, Case visits local retirement centers and reads his stories to them. “I am reflecting back to the sixties when I was young, and they are reflecting to the time when their children were young. I get a lot of pleasure out of that.”
Additionally, a group of local actors did five one-act plays using his stories. “It was standing room only for four nights.”
Says Case of the award: “I just couldn’t believe it. It’s one of the greatest honors of my life.”
Mary Pursell, Chairman of ARM International states, "Congratulations to one of our own, John Case, on being the New Orleans Press Club Award recipient for 2018! John has a real gift of storytelling, and I have enjoyed reading his two books of short stories. Well done, John!”
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