Outstanding Achievement in Writing Recognized: Tracy Tripp and Ed Mickolus Named Silver Winners in Royal Palm Literary Awards 2023 

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Orlando, October 22, 2023 – The Florida literary world is abuzz with excitement as Tracy Tripp and Ed Mickolus, talented and accomplished writers, were announced as silver winners in the esteemed Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA).

Hosted annually by the Florida Writers Association (FWA), RPLA is a highly regarded writing competition that celebrates excellence in writing across more than 20 genre categories for adults and 5 for youth. This recognition is a testament to Tracy and Ed’s exceptional work and dedication to their craft. 

The Royal Palm Literary Awards stand as a pinnacle of achievement in the writing community, offering a platform for writers to showcase their literary works and gain valuable recognition. The competition is exclusive to members of the Florida Writers Association, a vibrant community of writers and other industry professionals committed to fostering literary excellence and camaraderie. 

With a rigorous judging process, RPLA provides all entrants with constructive and insightful written assessments, fostering growth and development within the writing community. Winners, like Tracy and Ed, represent the best of the best, demonstrating an exceptional level of creativity, storytelling, and craft. 

Their work, White Noise Whispers was an entry in the Published Crime/Mystery category and scored the second most points from judges amongst several other prestigious and esteemed writers.

White Noise Whispers is about a Marine in Iraq who falls in love with an embedded journalist who questions the war. As he battles with the horrific actions he must commit in the line of duty, the love for the journalist twists into something much darker and sends him spiraling on a path of destruction. Years after the war ends, Detective Jim Castile frantically searches for a serial killer. Each clue brings him dangerously closer to home. When the patient’s and the detective’s worlds collide, Jim Castille’s life is forever changed. 

As the literary world applauds this outstanding achievement, Tracy and Ed remain inspirations to fellow writers, embodying the spirit of excellence in storytelling. The Royal Palm Literary Awards, now in their 21st year, continue to shine a spotlight on the very best in the world of literature, and Tracy and Ed’s victory exemplifies the pinnacle of this art form. 

For more information about the Royal Palm Literary Awards and the Florida Writers Association, please visit floridawriters.org. 

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