Ann Connery Frantz of Lancaster wrote and edited at nine newspapers during her career and now works as a freelance writer/editor. Her short story, “Samaritan”, won the 2010 Dr. Neila C. Seshachari Award for best fiction published during 2009 in Weber: The Contemporary West. She writes stories, blogs, and has a book club column, “Read It and Reap”, in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. She is currently polishing a completed novel, Emilee’s Song. She is an original founder of Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative and serves as SBWC’s treasurer