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Former frog wins award for writing

Former frog wins award for writing

Former frog Gerald Warfield was honored at the 28th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Warfield was one of 12 writers at the event to win the Writers of the Future Contest for his story “The Poly Islands”.

While attending Arlington Heights High School, Warfield said he went to the summer music clinics held at the TCU School of Music. Warfield said he got a terrific head start because of the summer programs.

He said he took many music classes, but also took English, German and literature classes at TCU. Warfield said it was the broad education offered at TCU that later positioned him to be able to change careers in midlife.

"The thing that stands out for me is the personal interaction with my teachers at the university,” Warfield said. “They genuinely worked to develop the talents of their students.”

Warfield left TCU and graduated from Princeton University in 1970 and then moved to New York, where he lived for 30 years. Warfield attended Princeton University with music composition were he found success as a composer. In his midlife, Warfield went over to the “dark side” and began writing, Kevin J Anderson, Writers of the Future Contest judge said.

"The interesting thing about my win is that I am the oldest winner in the contests’ history,” Warfield said. “I'm 72.”

You can find Warfield’s story “The Poly Islands” in the "Science Fiction anthology series- L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the future Volume XXVIII", in bookstores soon.

 

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