Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Pal Cara Modisett Knocks 'Em Dead at Women's Mag Awards Gig

Cara Modisett (right), editor of Blue Ridge Country Magazine, has scored a biggie: her mag was just named the best publication in the country by the National Federation of Press Women. The award was one of seven landed by Leisure Publishing staff in the NFPW’s annual communications competition.

Cara won a first place for food writing, a second place for headline and caption writing and an honorable mention in the category of nonfiction book for “Blue Ridge Parkway Simply Beautiful,” a project in collaboration with frequent BRC photographers Pat and Chuck Blackley, published by Farcountry Press.

My other Leisure Publishing pal, Kurt Rheinheimer (who may have suffered because of his gender in this competition*) won a couple of seconds--which gives real meaning to second class citizens. Marie Hodge, the Roanoker Magazine's former editor, won a couple of firsts and a third.

Congrats to all of you good peeps.

(*OK, ladies, don't get your knickers in a twist. I'm just kidding.)

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