Utah Author Goes from Life Support, to Learning to Read, to Winning a Top Spot in the Winner's Circle
West Point, UT, February 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Having already won Author of the Week, competition with her debut novel, The Danish Pastry, LaRae Parry wins runner-up in MARSocial's Author-of-the-Year, and Keeran Vaanie Creations/International Film Producers competition, which was the largest of its kind with literally millions of tweets, and other social media mentions.
Parry submitted Chapter ten of her novella, The Danish Pastry, which is about a princess from Denmark who runs away when she learns of her father's pre-arranged marriage plans for her. The fun starts the minute she steps onto the commercial airline, incognito. Little does she know the plane is flying her straight into the arms of danger, or love, with help from the famous ghost who haunts the Hotel Del Coronado. Readers will laugh, cheer, cry, and be just a tad frightened in this romantic, paranormal comedy.
Parry says of her win, "Writing The Danish Pastry was therapeutic, no kidding. Writing was part of my therapy to learn to read again, and adjust to a new disability because of a botched surgery. Before I had the surgery in 2005, I was a published artist with 13 books. After the surgery, I lost my ability to paint, but learned to write. I'm sort of glad all this happened because I never liked being an artist anyway. I'd much rather be an author. Writing gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning--and it's a lot more relaxing than painting."