My Friend Albert (Create Space, December 2017) won the 2015 Southeastern Writers Edna Sampson Award for for -- at the time -- an unpublished novel. In it, young French conman Albert Duvalier helps college student Simon Blackstone overcome his self-consciousness and find the girl of his dreams in 1960s London.
John Sheffield, PhD, is a physicist with expertise in fusion energy, energy in general, and the environment. Among his other recent publications are: the chapter on “Future World Energy Needs and Resources,” in Energy, the Environment, and the Pursuit of Sustainability, Island Press, 2002; Plasma Scattering of Electromagnetic Radiation, Elsevier 2011, and a humorous memoir, Fun in Fusion Research, Elsevier 2013--the subject of talks at DragonCon in 2014 and 2015. He coordinated and contributed to the anthology The Treasure Trove: A Collection of Prose and Poetry, 2016. He is fortunate to be a member of the Atlanta Writers Club, where he has won two first place prizes for poetry.
Roseland’s Secret (2015) and a sequel, Return to Roseland (2016) were published by Deeds Publishing. His latest and humorous novel, My Friend Albert (Create Space, 2017) won the 2015 Southeastern Writers Edna Sampson Award for -- at the time -- an unpublished novel.