“Of course, there
are always stories that will resonate beyond their
reading—a feeling, a mood that lingers when thought back upon. To recap
the year, here are the three stories I still think about, even now...
The prologue of
John Van Roekel’s historical novel, Braver Deeds, is a
devastating reminder of the cruelties of slavery and the heinous
disregard for life based on color.”
Baldwin, Contributions Editor
Monthly, 2003 in Review
The Braver Deeds prologue is published
in the online magazine, Writers Monthly.
John Van Roekel signs with the
Andrea Brown Literary Agency where Laura
Rennert will represent him and Braver
Braver Deeds wins First Place
in the Historical/Western Novel category in the SouthWest Writers Contest.