We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Outstanding Writer’s Contest. It’s Jim Lively, for his book, Punitive Damages, a delightful story that you will be hearing more about. Here’s the synopsis.
After practicing law for many years, the retiring attorney finally had some time on his hands. Encouraged by his wife, one of the first items on his retirement bucket list was to adopt a rescue dog. The man and his wife chose to adopt what they believed was an injured and malnourish female Wiemaraner. What they adopted instead was part lawyer, part philosopher, part wine sommelier and all princess embodied in an intelligent, devious but loveable amnesiac. As with any adoption, there is the mandatory trial period to determine the compatibility of the adopters and the adoptee. This trial period becomes more of a medieval “trial by ordeal” as the man matches wits with his new “best friend”.