Posted by Trish Riley, August 26, 2011

Huge Congrats to our own friend and colleague Christine Heinrichs, whose story Death Before Dawn, about the 2008 elephant seal shootings at Piedras Blancas, California and the ensuing investigation by NOAA was awarded third place in the Reported Narrative category at the 2011 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference – which she highly recommends for all journalists and writers. Christine received a nice trophy and $1,000!

Christine says she’s working on a rewrite based on techniques learned at the conference, but until she releases her new version, here’s the winning story: Elephant Seal Shooting is Solved

Christine Heinrichs
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