Lawyer Jonathan Ficke isn't in the courtroom this week. That's because the Waukesha resident has been flown to Los Angeles to participate in the Writers of the Future writing workshop that leads up to the organization's annual awards ceremony on Sunday.
Ficke will be collecting an award for his short story, The Howler on the Sales Room Floor. The story is published by Galaxy Press, in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 34.
We spoke with Ficke before he left for LA, and he told us that as much of an honor it is to win, he's not quite ready to write full time:
"I know it’s the kind of thing that requires a lot of hard work and an awful lot of good luck," he says. "I’ve been given a pretty good step down the pathway but there’s a lot of walking yet to do in order to come close to replacing my day job."
You can hear our full conversation with him here: