Margaret Hermes is the winner of the 2011 Doris Bakwin Book Award.

Writer Margaret Hermes types with her index fingers after composing longhand. She tapped out her first novel on a Smith Corona that now rests in a boat floating in the Pacific (the typewriter, not the novel).  Though she won first place in a short fiction contest that upgraded her keyboard to a personal computer, she continues to first set words on paper with a ballpoint pen.