KENNESAW, Ga. -- The nominees for the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Awards have been announced.
More than 100 authors have been nominated in 12 categories, including Short Stories, which is a new addition in 2012.
Two local writers will face off to take home the top prize in the Essay category:
Sandy Weaver Carman
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An East Cobb-based speaker and writer, Carman has done theater and voice-over work throughout her career. She based her essay on the moments where some of life's most important lessons "sank in" for her.
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Volpert channels her love of poetry, rhetoric and rock 'n' roll into everything she does. This Chicago native is also an English teacher at Roswell High School.