Other Worlds, the 2007 fantasy anthology by Poteau author, Paula Blais Gorgas, received the Best Fiction Book of the Year Award from the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. at their annual conference in Oklahoma City last Saturday.
This trophy is one of OWFI's most coveted awards. Competition includes novels and short story collections by best-selling authors from many states.
Other Worlds, published by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc., is a collection of fantasy stories that challenges our perception of reality, taking the reader from ghostly realms, through alternate dimensions, and into a disturbing near-future society. The characters include an upscale bag lady, a runaway teenager, an animal rights activist, and a politician's wife. Each is transformed by the otherworldly events that shake their everyday existence.
Gorgas's writing career spans two decades with many published short stories and novels, including Dreamtime, a paranormal romance novel, Court of Honor, a young adult novel that won the Golden Heart Award from Romance Writers of America, and Earth Magic, a YA fantasy novel that won a Trophy Award for Best Juvenile Novel of 2002. She has also published two picture books.
Other Worlds and all Gorgas's books are available online at www.dragonflypubs.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and Amazon.com, and at all major bookstores. Her website is www.pbgorgas.com.