Robin Traywick Williams has been selected as the first place winner of the James River Writers and Richmond Magazine Best Unpublished Novel Contest.
Williams, from Crozier, wrote The Key to the Quarter Pole. Her book was chosen from among 75 entries.
Head Judge Maya Smart selected the winner. She called The Key to the Quarter Pole, an “excellent read” demonstrating a strong command of character and setting. “The novel’s structure,” she said,” is sound and engaging. It is the story of an independent woman with a weakness for hard knocking racehorses.”