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Thursday, August 11, 2005

awesome twosome

Congratulations to Dean and Nikki Alfar, who both won in this year's Palanca Awards. It's Dean's 8th Palanca Award, Nikki's 1st.

Dean won the grand prize for his novel "Salamanca," while Nikki won third prize in the English short story for children category for "Menggay's Magical Chicken."

Truly a magical performance for this husband-and-wife team. It's also interesting to note that both works had their roots in blogging. "Salamanca" was Dean's NaNoWriMo novel which he wrote in 30 days (and posted on a blog as part of BlogSpot's complementary NaNoBlogMo initiative) back in November. Meanwhile, "Menggay's Magical Chicken" was first published in three parts on Nikki's blog.

Congratulations, Dean and Nikki!

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