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Book Cover Designer, Derek Murphy is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find the best book covers.

Derek Murphy

Book Cover Designer, Derek Murphy is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find the best book covers.

Derek is a book cover designer and the founder of DIY book covers, which offers book design and publishing templates. His efforts aim to make self-publishing more accessible and successful

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Author Jessica Hatch is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award with the hope of finding published novels that wraps her up in the story.

Jessica Hatch

Author Jessica Hatch is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award with the hope of finding published novels that wraps her up in the story.

Jessica has a passion for writing laugh-out-loud fiction with a strong beating heart. Her first novel, My Big Fake Wedding (Bookouture/Hachette Book Group)

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Isabelle Knight Is Judging The 2024 Page Turner Awards Book Award

Isabelle Knight ~ 2024 Judge

Isabelle Knight, Author, Brand & PR Expert is judging Page Turner Book Award international novel contest with the hope of finding new author talent.

Isabelle is a former publicist of 20 years having worked with some of the biggest names in Film, TV & Publishing, that include JK Rowling and BBC

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The Vice President of Development at the ISA, Felicity Wren, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award in 2023 and looking forward to finding screenwriters with voice and exceptional talent.

Felicity Wren

The Vice President of Development at the ISA, Felicity Wren, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award in 2024 and looking forward to finding screenwriters with voice and exceptional talent.

Felicity is excited to be part of the judging panel.

Originally from London, she studied all areas of

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Humanitarian, entrepreneur and scientist, Asal Shirazi BEM, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Awards and hoping to discover some great new talented authors

Asal Shirazi

Humanitarian, entrepreneur and scientist, Asal Shirazi BEM, Founder of Autoimmune Support and Awareness Foundation, is judging the Page Turner Book Award and hoping to discover some great new talented authors.

Asal is also a mother who has fought back from devastating illness to turn her life

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Lalitha Ravindran is the founder of First Forays Literary Agency, and is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent.

Lalitha Ravindran

Lalitha Ravindran is the founder of First Forays Literary Agency, and is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent.

Her literary agency has risen to a prominent position in India since its inception in 2018.

First Forays, with over 60 published

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Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make It Great, William M. Akers, a WGA Lifetime Member, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award hoping to discover talented screenwriters.

William M. Akers

Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways to Make It Great, William M. Akers, a WGA Lifetime Member, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award hoping to discover talented screenwriters.

William has written for studios, independent producers, and network television.

He's had three features

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Humanitarian Laureate, Pramudith D. Rupasinghe, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award hoping to find cultural stories that cross the borders of human interests

Pramudith D. Rupasinghe

Humanitarian Laureate, Pramudith D. Rupasinghe, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award hoping to find cultural stories that cross the borders of human interests.

Laureate of Golden Aster Award for Global Literature 2020 for his historical fiction Bayan, Pramudith D. Rupasinghe has explored

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Mustafa Marwan is an Egyptian writer, aid worker, and trainer with over a decade of experience in more than a dozen conflict zones in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and is judging the Page Turner Culture Award.

Mustafa Marwan

Mustafa Marwan is an Egyptian writer, aid worker, and trainer with over a decade of experience in more than a dozen conflict zones in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and is judging the Page Turner Culture Award.

His debut novel, Guns and Almond Milk, a Page Turner Awards 2021 Finalist, is set

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Film producer, Ginger Liu, is judging the 2023 Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to place their screenplays in front of film producers.

Ginger Liu

Film producer, Ginger Liu, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to place their screenplays in front of film producers.

Ginger Liu is an author, visual artist, and academic. She is the CEO and Founder of Hollywood and UK film production company and PR

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Award-winning writer and adventure world traveller, Ruth Millington, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award

Ruth Millington

Award-winning writer and adventure world traveller, Ruth Millington, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award and hoping to find authors who have gripping storylines in their contest submissions.

Ruth was the winner of the 2021 Page Turner Writing Award for non-fiction and is the creator and

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Judging our new Culture Award, Angela Thomas Smith is a renowned professional speaker, author, and life coach, known as the Queen of Collaborations and The Purpose Pusher

Angela Thomas Smith

Judging our new Culture Award, Angela Thomas Smith is a renowned professional speaker, author, and life coach, known as the Queen of Collaborations and The Purpose Pusher. With her extensive experience and expertise, she has become a leading figure in the fields of networking, collaboration, and

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Gale Winskill is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2024 in the hope of finding talented writers.

Gale Winskill

Gale Winskill is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2024 in the hope of finding new writers.

She has been an editor since 1993, both in-house and freelance, in the UK and Hong Kong. She has a wide range of experience across fiction and non-fiction, including structural and developmental

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Robert Fear is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award.

Robert Fear

Robert Fear is judging the Page Turner Book Award. Robert lives in Eastbourne, on the south-east coast of England, with his wife and three cats. He works as a software consultant but has had a lifelong interest in literature and travel.

In his spare time, he has self-published eight books: three

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D Liebhart - Page Turner Awards Short Story Award Judge 2024 (C)

D. Liebhart ~ Short Story Award Judge

D. Liebhart is a nurse, writer, and founding editor of READ magazine. Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Emrys Journal, The Baltimore Review, The Wascana Review and Fence.

Her essay Thalassophobia (a true account of a very out-of-the-ordinary honeymoon) won the 2021 Linda Julian

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Patricia Fors, the Founder of Muse Literary, a small independent traditional publisher based in Chicago, Illinois, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award hoping to find new writers to publish!

Patricia Fors

Patricia Fors, the Founder of Muse Literary, a small independent traditional publisher based in Chicago, Illinois, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award hoping to find new writers to publish!

Must Literary focuses on bringing groundbreaking fiction and life-altering non-fiction to the world.

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Katja Kaine from Novel Factory is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award for published novels by fiction and non-fiction authors.

Katja Kaine

Katja Kaine from the Novel Factory is one of the novel finalist judges in the 2024 Page Turner Book Award.

Katja is the creator of the Novel Factory and is an award-winning writer. She has been shortlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award 2022, was one of 12 writers selected for the SCBWI

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Publisher, Kelly Lydick, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award, hoping to discover talented new writers to publish through Pure Carbon Publishers.

Kelly Lydick

Publisher, Kelly Lydick, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award, hoping to discover talented new non-fiction writers to publish through Pure Carbon Publishers.

Kelly has a Master's degree in Writing & Consciousness and nearly two decades of experience in traditional publishing. Her primary

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Juan is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award to find the best book covers

Juan Padrón

Venezuelan Marketing Licentiate and Book Cover Designer, Juan Padrón is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award hoping to find the best book covers.

With more than 10 years of experience in cover design, Juan focuses on Horror, Suspense, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Crime, and

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Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award.

Jenni Harrison

Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award. Jenni has been an editor with Young Writers for ten years, selecting, editing and judging stories and poems from young authors from across the UK and USA.

Jenni's favourite part of the job is seeing

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Lauren Cribb Peacock is a film producer/writer looking for interesting film script projects and is judging the 2024 Page Turner Screenplay Award

Lauren Cribb Peacock

Accomplished award-winning producer and #1 Amazon author, Lauren Peacock has always gravitated towards storytelling. She has 12+ years’ experience in fim, TV and digital content.

Her expertise in directing production logistics and creative has led her to work with top talent and clients like

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As a young aspiring writer herself, Holly Davis is judging our 2024 Young Writer Award.

Holly Davis

As a young aspiring writer herself, Holly Davis is judging our Young Writer Award.

Holly is a YA fantasy author whose debut novel, A Diamond Bright and Broken, comes out on April 2, 2024 with Inimitable Books, LLC. She started her writing journey as a child, often drawing the book cover and

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Literary Agent, Kirstie Long, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!

Kirstie Long

Literary Agent, Kirstie Long, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!

Associate Agent Kirstie Long worked behind the scenes with Annette at A for Authors for three years before taking up the Associate Agent Role. She has signed four new and

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Ganesh Vancheeswaran is judging the 2024 writing award judge at Page Turner Awards

Ganesh Vancheeswaran

Editor, Ganesh Vancheeswaran is judging the 2024 Page Turner Writing Award to discover some talented new writers.

Ganesh Vancheeswaran is a catalyst for people's self-expression. He believes all of us have a fundamental and strong urge to share our thoughts, stories, life's journey and knowledge

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Tina Sequeira, an award-winning author, founder of the Write Away Workshop and marketer, is judging the international Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover talented authors.

Tina Sequeira

Tina Sequeira, an award-winning author, founder of the Write Away Workshop and marketer, is judging the international Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover talented authors.

She’s published several essays, stories, and poems in international anthologies and literary journals.

Tina is one

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Tracy Stewart will be judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award 2024, offering a writing mentorship prize to authors and writers.

Tracy Stewart

Tracy Stewart will be judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award 2023, offering a writing mentorship prize to authors and writers.

Tracy is a book coach, developmental editor, ghostwriter, and fiction author. She's passionate about helping to bring untold and underrepresented stories

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Natasha Orme is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find talented indie authors.

Natasha Orme

Natasha Orme is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find talented indie authors.

A Germany-born Brit, Natasha is an avid traveller and loves a good adventure. What better way to adventure near and far than through a good book?

She has a degree in Creative Writing and has been editing indie

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Blogger and podcaster and reviewer of books, Maya Grimley, is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award 2024

Maya Grimley

Blogger and podcaster and reviewer of books, Maya Grimley, is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award.

She is a blogger and podcaster who reviews all kinds of books and movies. She’s been running her blog since 2020 and her podcast since 2021, both of which are called Maya’s Reviews.

Maya

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Melissa Hope is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award and is the author of SEA OF KINGS, an award-nominated children's fantasy.

Melissa Hope

Melissa Hope is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award and is the author of SEA OF KINGS, an award-nominated children's fantasy. She helps aspiring writers improve their craft and connect with the writing community through her free writing tutorials.

Although still a Canadian at heart, she

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Falguni Jain is judging the Page Turner Awards international writing contest.

Falguni Jain

Falguni Jain is judging the Page Turner Awards international writing contest. She is an editor, writer, beta reader, and book reviewer. But most importantly, she is a compulsive reader, who loves to live in the fantasy world of fiction.

Based in India, she loves to know people's stories and

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Film Producer, Barri Evans, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Feature Film Award in the hope of spotting talented screenwriters.

Barri Evins

A working film producer and former industry executive with decades of experience, Barri Evins has sold pitches, specs, articles, and books to all the majors. As a teacher and story consultant, she approaches writing from a producer’s point of view, with a passion for both storytelling and nurturing

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Motivational speaker, author and creative writers’ coach, Nikki Vallance, is judging the Page Turner Writing Mentorship Award, and offering one outstanding writer a writing mentorship and 6-month coaching program to support them in writing their novel, worth £1500

Nikki Vallance

Motivational speaker, author and creative writers’ coach, Nikki Vallance, is judging the Page Turner Writing Mentorship Award, and offering one outstanding writer a writing mentorship and 6-month coaching program to support them in writing their novel, worth £1500!

Novelist and Creative

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Literary agent, Annette Green, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new writers to represent and publish.

Annette Green

Literary agent, Annette Green, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new writers to represent and publish.

Annette has been an agent for over three decades. After graduating with a BA in English and Humanities, she worked in publishing and agenting for several years.

She set up

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Samar Hammam is judging the 2024 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish!

Samar Hammam

Samar Hammam is judging the 2024 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish! She founded Rocking Chair Books Literary Agency in 2013 after six years as a Director at Toby Eady Associates. Prior to that she worked as a literary scout in New York City for Linda Clark Associates

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Author Charlotte Valentine is judging the Page Turner Book Award.

Charlotte Valentine

Author Charlotte Valentine is judging the Page Turner Book Award.

After studying Law in London, Charlotte moved into the corporate world where she was a Managing Director in Investment Banking before leaving to pursue her love of literature and study for her MA with the Open University.

Afte

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Experienced editor, Jenny Rarden is judging the Page Turner Book and Writing Awards and is excited to be involved with this unique international writing contest.

Jenny Rarden

Experienced editor, Jenny Rarden is judging the Page Turner Book Award (for published books) and our Writing Award (for unpublished manuscripts) and is excited to be involved with this unique international writing contest.

She has been married for over 25 years and has a 24-year-old son. She and

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Ran Walker is judging The 2024 Page Turner Awards Book Award for published authors

Ran Walker

Ran Walker is judging the Page Turner Awards Book Award for published authors. Ran is the author of twenty-four books. He is the winner of the Indie Author Project's 2019 Indie Author of the Year Award and the 2019 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Fiction Ebook Award.

He has

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Producer's rep and experienced screenwriter, Robin Kaczmarczyk is judging the Page Turner Screenplay in the hope of finding talented screenwriters to place their screenplays in front of producer Omar Kaczmarczyk

Robin Kaczmarczyk

Producer's rep and experienced screenwriter, Robin Kaczmarczyk is judging the Page Turner Screenplay in the hope of finding talented screenwriters to place their screenplays in front of producer Omar Kaczmarczyk.

Born in 1968 in Mexico City, Robin has been working on storytelling since childhood

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Elisa Doucette is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to look for beautiful writing that keeps readers emotionally engaged.

Elisa Doucette

Elisa Doucette is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award to look for beautiful writing that keeps readers emotionally engaged.

Elisa is a writer, editor, and writing coach who travels the world looking for great stories to live and interesting tales to share.

She has worked for over two

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Pulane Irene Chaka is judging Page Turner Awards Book Award for aspiring authors who are looking for their published work to be recognized by industry professionals.

Pulane Chaka

Pulane Irene Chaka is judging Page Turner Awards Book Award for aspiring authors who are looking for their published work to be recognized by industry professionals.

Pulane, pronounced Pooh-Lah-Ni, is a Journalist at Kingdom Digital News (which is based in Lesotho) and an Editor and Publication

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Editor, poet, and novelist, Unoma Azuah, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find authors who will take her on a roller coaster ride with their stories.

Unoma Azuah ~ Book Award Judge

Editor, poet, and novelist, Unoma Azuah, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find authors who will take her on a roller coaster ride with their stories.

She is a Professor of English at Wiregrass Georgia Tech. Valdosta, GA, USA. Her research focus is on Queer theory, and her

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Book Cover Designer, Derek Murphy is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find the best book covers.
Author Jessica Hatch is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award with the hope of finding published novels that wraps her up in the story.
Isabelle Knight Is Judging The 2024 Page Turner Awards Book Award
The Vice President of Development at the ISA, Felicity Wren, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award in 2023 and looking forward to finding screenwriters with voice and exceptional talent.
Humanitarian, entrepreneur and scientist, Asal Shirazi BEM, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Awards and hoping to discover some great new talented authors
Lalitha Ravindran is the founder of First Forays Literary Agency, and is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent.
Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make It Great, William M. Akers, a WGA Lifetime Member, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award hoping to discover talented screenwriters.
Humanitarian Laureate, Pramudith D. Rupasinghe, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award hoping to find cultural stories that cross the borders of human interests
Mustafa Marwan is an Egyptian writer, aid worker, and trainer with over a decade of experience in more than a dozen conflict zones in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and is judging the Page Turner Culture Award.
Film producer, Ginger Liu, is judging the 2023 Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to place their screenplays in front of film producers.
Award-winning writer and adventure world traveller, Ruth Millington, is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award
Judging our new Culture Award, Angela Thomas Smith is a renowned professional speaker, author, and life coach, known as the Queen of Collaborations and The Purpose Pusher
Gale Winskill is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2024 in the hope of finding talented writers.
Robert Fear is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award.
D Liebhart - Page Turner Awards Short Story Award Judge 2024 (C)
Patricia Fors, the Founder of Muse Literary, a small independent traditional publisher based in Chicago, Illinois, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award hoping to find new writers to publish!
Katja Kaine from Novel Factory is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award for published novels by fiction and non-fiction authors.
Publisher, Kelly Lydick, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award, hoping to discover talented new writers to publish through Pure Carbon Publishers.
 Juan is judging the 2024 Page Turner Book Award to find the best book covers
Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award.
Lauren Cribb Peacock is a film producer/writer looking for interesting film script projects and is judging the 2024 Page Turner Screenplay Award
As a young aspiring writer herself, Holly Davis is judging our 2024 Young Writer Award.
Literary Agent, Kirstie Long, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!
Ganesh Vancheeswaran is judging the 2024 writing award judge at Page Turner Awards
Tina Sequeira, an award-winning author, founder of the Write Away Workshop and marketer, is judging the international Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover talented authors.
Tracy Stewart will be judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award 2024, offering a writing mentorship prize to authors and writers.
Natasha Orme is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find talented indie authors.
Blogger and podcaster and reviewer of books, Maya Grimley, is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award 2024
Melissa Hope is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award and is the author of SEA OF KINGS, an award-nominated children's fantasy.
 Falguni Jain is judging the Page Turner Awards international writing contest.
Film Producer, Barri Evans, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Feature Film Award in the hope of spotting talented screenwriters.
Motivational speaker, author and creative writers’ coach, Nikki Vallance, is judging the Page Turner Writing Mentorship Award, and offering one outstanding writer a writing mentorship and 6-month coaching program to support them in writing their novel, worth £1500
Literary agent, Annette Green, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new writers to represent and publish.
Samar Hammam is judging the 2024 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish!
Author Charlotte Valentine is judging the Page Turner Book Award.
Experienced editor, Jenny Rarden is judging the Page Turner Book and Writing Awards and is excited to be involved with this unique international writing contest.
Ran Walker is judging The 2024 Page Turner Awards Book Award for published authors
Producer's rep and experienced screenwriter, Robin Kaczmarczyk is judging the Page Turner Screenplay in the hope of finding talented screenwriters to place their screenplays in front of producer Omar Kaczmarczyk
Elisa Doucette is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to look for beautiful writing that keeps readers emotionally engaged.
Pulane Irene Chaka is judging Page Turner Awards Book Award for aspiring authors who are looking for their published work to be recognized by industry professionals.
Editor, poet, and novelist, Unoma Azuah, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find authors who will take her on a roller coaster ride with their stories.

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