2020 eBook Award Short List

Congratulations to our 2020 eBook Award Shortlist! Please join us in congratulating them and wishing them well in their writing journey. You can leave comments at the bottom of any shortlist finalist profile.

Author of "The Truth - The Biggest Cover-Up In History"

I was born and raised in Kilkenny City, in the south east of Ireland. I am a Chemical Engineer and European Patent Attorney. I graduated in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1995 and later qualified and worked as a European Patent Attorney in the UK for 15 years. "The

Middle aged blonde woman in a gray cap.

I always knew there was something wrong with my family. When I discovered a close relative was a mass murderer, I wasn't at all surprised. In fact, it was the missing piece of the puzzle of my life. I knew I had to write about it and the hidden yet obvious effects it had on my upbringing, which was

Bio photo of Canadian speculative fiction author K.A. Wiggins

K.A. Wiggins is a Vancouver-born Canadian speculative fiction writer, speaker, and creative writing coach. Her work spans YA fantasy with an edge of horror, paranormal, ecopunk, gothic dystopian, climate apocalypse, and urban fantasy, and explores social movements, environmental crises, and identity

Andrea Torrey Balsara

Andrea Torrey Balsara is an award-winning children's and young adult author/illustrator and motivational speaker. Her passion is to empower children to think for themselves, to learn about the power and beauty of our diverse human family, and to walk the "Hero's Journey" in real life. Having

Maria Robins

Maria Robins was born in the Scottish heritage town of Dunedin, New Zealand and currently lives in Auckland, NZ. She loves words, writing and books, along with long walks at sunset and all things animal and nature. Growing up in Aotearoa, New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud, Maria knew from a

John Frankel in France

John obtained a B.A> from the University of Toronto and a Diplome d'Etudes from the Sorbonne. That was followed by several years of doctoral work at the University of Waterloo in philosophy. For the error of his ways, he ended up spending forty years in the investment services business. He likes

Portrait of Nathan Burrows

Nathan Burrows is a writer based in Norfolk in the United Kingdom. Primarily a thriller writer, Nathan's books are based (mostly) in Norfolk. He enjoys writing character based books where the people in them are the most important things. His main series is the Gareth Dawson books which all feature

Xann Smith in black and white

Xann-shapella Smith studied playwriting and screenwriting at Brigham Young University and has brought her plays to the stage on many occasions. Her love for storytelling has produced scripts that span many genres. In an attempt to broaden her horizons, she began writing novels in 2017. Her first

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Catherine Fearns is a writer from Liverpool, UK. In previous incarnations she was a financial analyst, a cocktail pianist and a breastfeeding counsellor, but nowadays she writes crime fiction, with a bit of music journalism on the side. Her three crime fiction novels (Reprobation, Consuming Fire &

Head and shoulders color photo of E A Carter

E A Carter grew up in the Canadian countryside, the daughter of a reverend of modest means, with only her bicycle, her cat, and her imagination to occupy her. Ever since she could talk she has been crafting stories. She writes of the complexities of love and mortality against evocative backdrops and

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I live in the north east where I draw much of my inspiration. Following a long career in public service, during which I was Chief Emergency Planning Officer for Cleveland, Head of Resilience for Government Office for the North East and Chair of the National Steering Committee for Warning and