Online polls open for Magnum Opus Challenge

Published 9:21 am Friday, June 19, 2020

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Online voting is now open at, both for the fun of it and to grant fame and fortune in the Lanier Library Magnus Opus Challenge. The program was open to everyone in the area who wanted to flex their creativity and submit the title and first sentence of their prose masterwork to a popular vote. The entry with the most online votes by midnight, Sunday, June 21, will be publicized by the Library and awarded a $25 gift certificate for a local restaurant. Voters can vote only once and for only one book. First sentences of each entry can be read at the website.


The following authors have submitted their literary labors of love for the People’s Choice:

  • Beardslee, Susan: Dust to Dust • Boyce, Tim: Frodo: The Untold Story • Bundy, Erik: The Wrathful Cup of Scorn • Callaway, R.: Not Sorry by Rights • Cross, Steve: Rendezvous with Fate • Cudlip, Lee: Casual Treachery • Ervin, Tom: Hang Time in Tryon • Goldberg, Mel: The Stolen Manuscript • Hursey, Sally: The Adventures of Dobin P. McRatt • Ingall, J.: The Interview is Over • Jackson, Tom: Hindsight • Jackson, Vicky: The Adventures of Cyclone Donaldson • Johnson, Libbie: Stories I’ve Saved ‘Til All My Relatives Are Dead • Kachadoorian, Karl: The Storm That Freed The Living Dead • Kinstler, Beth: Food for Thought • Landrum, Rita: The Summer of Our Discontent • Little, Louise: Dead Asleep • McMinn, Suki: Four Nipple Sam • Mehta, Eileen: My Son, My Sun • O’Sheel, Clare: The Quincunx • Pemberton, Indy: Vandy • Peoples, J. Alan: Stars • Perhum, Rahm: If It Moves, Eat I • Potruski, Dale: The Hearth • Reed, Richard: The Banner Street Boys • Saunders, Jack: Mary Had a Little…(A Comedy) • Simmons, Jack: Going North – Action and Reaction • Smith, Barbara: Drinking Downstream Bar and Grill • Stitzer, Alison: Heaven on Hogback • Verrecchio, Vincent: Better to be Uncertain • Yeager, Ken: It’s Only Eight O’clock

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Voter identities will not be shared with authors for the sake of continued harmony with family, friends, acquaintances, and non-voters.


Submitted by Vincent Verrecchio