Jon Batson Joins the League of Extraordinary Fiction Writers

Each year since 1999, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) encourages creativity, education and the power of the imagination through the largest writing event in the world. Believing stories matter, the nonprofit organization empowers nearly 400,000 people to start a 50,000-word novel November 1st, based on an annual theme, and complete the novel by 11:59 p.m. November 30th.
Jon Batson regularly participated in National Novel Writing Month and was a consecutive winner for seven years from 2008 to 2015.

Jon Batson Wins Multiple Regional, National & International Awards

Three-time winner of the Lower Cape Fear Short Story Contest
+ First Place Short Story award, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, “Love at the Lumina Pavilion,” 2007
+ First Place Short Story award, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, “Gaston’s Last Run,” 2006
+Second place Short Story award, Lower Cafe Fear Historical Society, “The Powder Monkey of Cape Fear,” 2005

The News and Observer Halloween Ghost Story Contest
+ Entry: “Rain on St. Mary’s Street,” 2014

International Writers of the Future Science Fiction Short Story Contest
Honorable Mention, “Selfers” 2007 and “Smoking Bedpan,” 2008
*Smoking Bedpan: turned into the four-part, adult and young adult science fiction book series, Adventures of a Space Bum.

Marquis Who’s Who in America
+ Listed in 2006, 2007, 2008

Top 20 on MP3’s Hit List
+ Three songs from Awaken the Dreamer CD, 2003

Artists Helping Artists
+ Poetry Award, “Friendship is Something to Share,” 2001

Two-time winner Rusty Axe contest

+ Hunan Appreciation Award, China Friendship Music Tour, 1987

+ Beijing Appreciation Award, China Friendship Music Tour, 1987

+ Great Humanitarian Award, Religious Freedom Crusade, 1986

+ Religious Freedom Award, 1985

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