From the diary: “July 18, 1981
“After the auction [Oz club secretary] Fred Meyer handed out the prizes.” Besides prizes for best costume and best art “he gave out the prizes for the story contest. Both Eric [Shanower] and I got prizes. I guess Fred didn’t want to choose between us.” The prize was a choice of Harry E. Mongold’s self-published Oz books, Button Bright of Oz or The Saw Horse of Oz. I grabbed Button Bright. But I don’t think I ever read it. I remember attempting. But I don’t remember being able to get all the way to the last page.