Our Literary Awards—Circa 2015

Our Literary Awards—Circa 2015

THE 21st OJO AWARDS LUNCHEON

With Ed Tasca, John Ward, Kelly Hayes -Raitt, Diana Rowland, and Roberto Ortiz providing the super entertainment, the latest luncheon was one of our best ever.

To our winners—heartiest congratulations, and to the other nominees, we send along our thanks, and say to them:

Wait’ll Next Year!

 

 

marcos humorHUMOR

1.            How Chicken Gets Across Road  

 Carol Bowman – Sep 15

 2.            Actor’s Life in Little Theater

Ed Tasca – Nov 14

 3.            Cliff Notes on Mexican Traffic Signals

 John Ward – Feb 15

 4.            Motivation/Schmotivation

Tom Eck – Jun 15

5.            Diapers

Diana Rowland – Mar 14

 

 

marcos profilePROFILE

 1.            Living in Limbo—Photo Finish

 Kelly Hayes-Raitt – May 15

 2.            Si Se Puede

 Lorin Swinehart – June 15

 3.            God’s Waiting Room 

 Mikel Miller – July 15

 4.            Bass Reeves

 Lorin Swinehart – Jul 15

 5.            Ken Clarke–Man for All Seasons 

Zofia Barisas – Sep 15

 

 

marcos book reviewBOOK REVIEW

1.            Memoirs of German Princess

Carol Bowman – Oct 14

2.            All Our Words Needed Saying 

Amalia Stevens – Sep 15

3.            In the Time of Jacarandas  

Jim Tipton – July 15

4.            Mexican Mornings      

Mark Sconce – Oct 14

5. The Greatest Lover of Last Tuesday 

Ed Tasca  Sep 15

 

 

marcos columnCOLUMN

1.            Anita’s Animals

Jackie Kellum

2.            Imprints

Antonio Rambles

3.            The Ghosts Among Us

Fred Mittag

4.            Anyone Can Train Their Dog

Art Hess

5.            Lakeside Living

Sandy Olson

 

 

marcos fictionFICTION

1.            And to Think that Only Yesterday

Jim Tipton        Dec 14

2.            Little Pearl

Peter Basson  Jan 15

3.            Lost and Found

Rachel McMillan           Feb 15

4.            Blind Spot

Antonio Rambles         Mar 15

5.            A Woman in Ajijic

Bill Mesusan                    Aug 15

 

 

 

marcos historicalHISTORICAL

1.            How Railroads Changed Mexico

Bill Dean – Oct. 14

2.            Life & Lessons of St. Francis

Lorin Swinehart  – Dec. 14

3.            Medal of Honor Long Overdue

Kelly Hayes-Raitt – Feb 15      

4.            Dictator Disease

B. Harwood – Jul   15

marcos historical copia5.            The Soldier Nun

Herbert Piekow – Sep. 15

(Award Accepted by Linda Buckthorp)

 

 

 

 

 

 

marcos poemPOEM

1.            The Old Gringa

Mel Goldberg – Dec 14

2.            Senor Bag Man

John Thomas Dodds – Jan 15

3. I See Things

Michael Cook – May 15

4.            At 67

Judy Dykstra Brown – May 15

5.            Laundry           

Gabrielle Blair – May 15

 

 

marcos featureFEATURE

1.            Rage in America

Fred Mittag – Oct 14

2.            Mexican Runaway Bride

Janice Valverde – Apr 15

3.            Mennonite Madeleine

Harriet Hart – Dec 14

4.            Freedom Involves Responsibility-Yikes!

Bruce Fraser – Feb 15

5.            Ajijic Plaza at Dusk

Jeremy Monroe – Feb 15

6.            In Between

John Dodds – Sep 15

7.            Elder Intimacy

Anna Berlin – Jun 15

8.            Up  On the Roof

Carol Bowman – Jan 15

9.            Anatomy of Novel in Progress

Rob Mohr – May 15

10.         John Lennon Asked for My Autograph

Rosemary Grayson – Oct 14

 

 

 

marcos long standing contributorLONG-TIME CONTRIBUTORS

1.            Fred Mittag

(Award Accepted by Mark Sconce)

2.            Jackie Kellum

3.            Mel Goldberg

4.            Bob Tennison

marcos long standing contributor copia5.            Ed Tasca

 

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