By: Darby Karchut
Congratulations to Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten! Their novella, PANAMA’S GOLD (October 2020, Sydnie Beaupré) was awarded second place in the category of Fiction for Adult Readers (Novella) at the 2021 National Federation of Press Women’s 2021 Professional Communications Contest awards ceremony on June 11, 2021
Chen Zhou, the protagonist, represented his company and a Chinese gang in Panama in 2018. His objective is to secure an economic advantage for his country with raw materials critical in manufacturing smartphones, digital cameras, computer parts, and in the renewable energy technology industry, military equipment industry, glass-making, and metallurgy. Chinese gangs are running investments and infrastructure development in Panama. Lanny Mitchell, a youthfully American retired environmental lawyer as the antagonist, revisits Panama, to test her idea of becoming a resident ex-pat. She unexpectedly encounters ecological issues and the activities of the gangs… Finding the answer to environmental and economic concerns and helping friends drive the action to a surprising finish, with enough clues to hint at a follow-on adventure. Copies of the anthology may be purchased through Amazon.
Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten reside in Corrales, New Mexico. They have collaborated on multiple short stories and three novellas. Follow Sandi on Facebook and visit her author Amazon page, and visit Jim’s author Amazon page as well as follow him on Facebook.
Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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