Writing Contest


JULY 2022



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T. K. Lukas

1st place
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How far will she run before he finds her?

Sidney McQueen flees to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to escape the most dangerous man she’s ever known—her estranged husband—a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels. When circumstances throw her into the path of Markus Yeager, he is immediately suspicious. And, when Sidney reveals she possesses something her soon-to-be-ex is hell-bent to retrieve, Markus becomes embroiled in a world he thought he had left far behind.

A former Marine turned CIA operative, Markus has a top-secret past with the physical and emotional scars to prove it. He is drawn into Sidney’s life-or-death situation, where weapons, drugs, and money are the only gods—a world where dangerous traffickers stop at nothing to get what they want.

As their mutual need draws them closer, Markus and Sidney discover a deadly predator whose web of treachery leads to terrifying violence. In a frantic race against time, can they stay one step ahead, expose a dangerous cartel, and bring a murderer to justice?

IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG – an explosive psychological thriller that sinks its teeth in and never lets go.


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Do you wonder if you can really change your life and let go of the things in your past that hold you prisoner? Have you suffered trauma, abuse, or abandonment that left you feeling your were too broken to have a life you love? What if you let go of the lies you've believed, broke up with your past and let go of the shame that's held you prisoner in your own life for good? Who would you be? Who could you be? In the Girl In The Garage, Sharon Hughes shares her personal story of overcoming years of abuse that came to a head when at 16 years old, she was drugged at a Halloween party and woke up in a garage seven hours later. Her story is one of radical healing by a radical God that called her to a new identity and a new destiny. If you've struggled with brokenness, shame, trauma and self worth issues, this book will walk you through the core steps you need to get a breakthrough while experiencing God's radical healing.
  Here's why you should read this book:

  • You'll understand how what you believe influences and affects your choices.

  • You'll discover the keys to letting go of the past, so you can be who you're meant to be.

  • You'll discover that God is for you and not against you, no matter what you've done in the past.

  • You'll learn how to love and accept yourself right where you are.

  • You'll learn how to take control of your life by making values based decisions.

  • You'll learn how to set healthy boundaries

This book is written workbook style and you'll feel like you're sitting with the Sharon going through the steps together. You'll see exactly how patterns from childhood wounds, trauma, and grief sets in to steal your joy and identity. The good news is once you're aware of it, you can change it. 

Sharon Hughes


The Girl in the Garage

1st place
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3 Steps To Letting Go Of Your Past


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