2021 Judges

Meet our judges for the Page Turner Awards 2021! We're delighted to welcome them to our 2021 Awards. Please browse through their profiles so you can see what they're looking forward to reading in your entries.

Paul Michael Glaser, the celebrated actor, creator, writer, director, producer and philanthropist, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.

Paul Michael Glaser, the celebrated actor, creator, writer, director, producer and philanthropist, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.

Throughout his childhood Paul enjoyed drawing and painting, however his early creative endeavours led him to theatre production and performance which in

Sina Bowyer is judging Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award

Sina Bowyer is judging Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award. SIna is a screenwriter and producer and the CEO of Red Rug Productions. She graduated with a Masters in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway, University of London after earlier intensive study via the Screenwriting Pro-series and related

Jennifer Herrington is a literary agent actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award 2021

Jennifer Herrington is a literary agent actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.

Jennifer started her career on the editorial side of publishing with Kensington Books Publishing’s

Rita Rosenkranz literary agent actively looking for writers to represent

Rita Rosenkranz is a literary agent actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.

A well-established agent, who began her career as an editor at major publishing houses, Rita represents

As Yasmin is actively seeking writers to represent, she is thrilled to be judging the Writing Award.

Yasmin Kane judged our 2020 Awards and enjoyed the process so much and was delighted with the results that she is joining our 2021 judging panel. As Yasmin is actively seeking writers to represent, she is thrilled to be judging the Writing Award. Yasmin offered two writers literary representation in

Jodie Renner is judging Page Turner Writing Award

Freelance fiction editor and award-winning author, Jodie Renner, who has an eye for compelling fiction, is judging our Writing Award. She is delighted to have been asked to judge the Writing Award. She has acted as judge for short stories and novels many times, including several times for Writer’s

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Anja Widmann is actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award in 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.

Anja has been an international literary agent with Eulama Lit.Ag. for over 10 years. In that capacity, she has worked

Literary agent, Analieze Cervantes, is actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award and our Young Writer Award in 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.

Literary agent, Analieze Cervantes, is actively looking for writers to represent and is judging our Writing Award and our Young Writer Award in 2021 with the aim of finding a writer she can represent and help to get published.

Analieze is a graduate from Cal State San Bernardino where she studied

Green literary agent is judging the Writing Awards and wants to find a writer to represent and publish.

Christine Green Authors’ Agent was founded in 1984 by Christine Green. Christine is judging the Writing Awards and wants to find a writer to represent and publish.

Christine Green Authors' Agent has been representing writers in Britain and around the world for three decades.

Amongst other

Sean Campbell is judging the Writing Award and searching for a writer to publish!

Sean Campbell is judging the Writing Award and searching for a writer to publish! He is the founder and editor of époque press, an independent publisher of literary fiction. Their books include The Wooden Hill by Jamie Guiney, shortlisted for the Saboteur award 2019 Best Collection of Short Stories

Jordan Rosenfeld

Jordan Rosenfeld is judging our 2021 eBook Award.

She is the author of six books on the craft of writing, most recently How to Write a Page Turner, and the bestselling Make A Scene. Her freelance articles and essays have appeared in such places as The Atlantic, the New York Times, Scientific

Literary Agent Samar Hammam is judging the 2021 Writing Award

Samar Hammam is judging the 2021 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

Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2021

Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2021. 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

Debrah Martin is judging the Page Turner Awards eBook Award.

Debrah Martin is judging the Page Turner Awards eBook Award. Debrah an author, editor, teacher, ghostwriter, publisher - and artist. She has been writing since 2010 and now has 12 books in print - 10 fiction and 2 non-fiction - with a new release already planned for 2021.

As an author, her work

Filmmaker Resul Keech is looking for scripts to option and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.

Filmmaker Resul Keech is looking for scripts to option and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.

With a career spanning more than a decade in visual and productive story-telling, British/Turkish director Resul has an admirable education in filmmaking and is a professional member of

Writer, journalist, activist and author of Daughters of Smoke and Fire, is judging our eBook Award in 2021.

Writer, journalist, activist and author of Daughters of Smoke and Fire, is judging our eBook Award in 2021.

Daughters of Smoke and Fire (May 2020) is her debut novel published by Harper Collins in Canada & ABRAMS in the US. Ava's collection of short stories Echoes from the Other Land (Mawenzi

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

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

Holly works as a physical therapist by day and a writer by night in Chicago and enjoys playing with her three babies (who all have fur). She is a MG and YA fantasy writer working towards traditional publication.

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Working Mum of the Year, Freelance PR Manager and editor of Sunday Woman, Martina Mercer is judging our eBook Award in 2021.

Working Mum of the Year, Freelance PR Manager and editor of Sunday Woman, Martina Mercer is judging our eBook Award in 2021.

Martina Mercer is an award-winning mum of three who has endured many struggles in her life with a smile. Her story is known worldwide, while her business acumen, writing

Rosemarie Hudson, the publisher at HopeRoad looking to publish YA

Rosemarie Hudson, the publisher at HopeRoad, is judging our Young Writer Award as she is keen to find some exciting YA to publish!

Rosemarie was recently joined in her venture by Pete Ayrton, founder of the hugely respected independent publisher Serpent’s Tail. Pete is Editor of HopeRoad’s new

Tony Drury is offering one writer a writing mentorship in the 2021 Page Turner Awards

Tony is the founder of City Fiction and offered a Writing Mentorship prize in the 2020 Awards and is now mentoring Billy Wittenberg towards publishing his book next spring. Tony was thrilled to find Billy and his book and is offering another Writing Mentorship in the 2021 Awards.

Tony spent over

Kristen Martin is judging Page Turner Awards eBook Award for published authors looking for a writing contest with high-value author support prizes.

Kristen Martin is judging Page Turner Awards eBook Award for published authors looking for a writing contest with high-value author support prizes.

Kristen is the International Amazon Bestselling Indie Author of the YA science fiction trilogy, The Alpha Drive, the dark fantasy series, Shadow

Literary Agent, Kizzy Thomson, is judging the 2021 Page Turner Writing Award and dead keen on finding a non-fiction writer to represent and publish.

Literary Agent, Kizzy Thomson, is judging the 2021 Page Turner Writing Award and dead keen on finding a non-fiction writer to represent and publish. Kizzy runs KT Literary Agency (KTLA), a specialist non-fiction agency, founded and launched in 2017.

Previously, LikeMyNovel.com, an online literary

LA Based Film Scout, Creative Producer and Development Executive Stephen Hodges judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award

Stephen Hodges judged our 2020 Awards and is delighted to join our 2021 Awards. Stephen is a LA Based Film Scout, Creative Producer and Development Executive with experience that ranges from a lead role inside the world’s largest toy manufacturer to an entrepreneur running a production company

karen-williams from librotas is offering a writing mentorship in the 2021 page turner awards

Karen Williams is The Book Mentor at Librotas. She’s inspired hundreds of business authors to write a book that positions them as an expert and becomes a business building tool. She works with coaches, consultants and therapists who have a story to tell, wisdom to share or a legacy to leave behind

Katje Kaine from Novel Factory is judging the 2021 Page Turner eBook Award for published novels by fiction and non-fiction authors

Katja Kaine from Novel Factory is judging the 2021 Page Turner eBook Award for published novels by fiction and non-fiction authors.

Katja is the creator of the Novel Factory and a word-obsessed human. She’s spent the last ten years perfecting her practical, repeatable novel writing method, which

Ian Lewis from Farnham Films is judging our 2021 Screenplay Award.

Ian Lewis from Farnham Films is judging our 2021 Screenplay Award.

Ian began his career in film and television drama in Austria. After which he worked his way through film cutting rooms, research, and production management in the UK before becoming a director. He has directed a great many

Donia Youssef works in TV and film with experience reading many scripts and is judging our 2021 Screenplay Award.

Donia Youssef works in TV and film with experience reading many scripts and is judging our 2021 Screenplay Award. Donia is currently working with a professional script doctor on a few of her scripts for a TV series, animation and feature film.

Award Winning Author, Donia is playing to her

Diane Callahan is judging Page Turner Awards Young Writer Awards.

Diane Callahan is judging Page Turner Awards Young Writer Awards. Diane spends her days shaping stories as a developmental editor and writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Her YouTube channel, Quotidian Writer, provides practical tips for aspiring authors, from the basics of "How to Show, Not

Jonathan Telfer editor of Writing Magazine is judging the Page Turner Awards writing contest

Jonathan Telfer is editor of Writing Magazine and oversees Writers Online. He welcomes feedback on the magazines and website, letters, and article ideas. He also edits the tablet/smartphone Writer’s App.

He relishes nurturing and encouraging new talent and is in regular contact with writers of all

Ann Brady is judging our Writing Mentorship Judge and looking for a writer to mentor

Ann Brady has been working in various sectors of publishing for since the 80s and is judging the Page Turner Writing Award and is also offering a fabulous mentoring prize worth more than £2500 for one lucky winner.

Starting in the Eighties Ann Brady began writing non-fiction, creating one of the

Author Allison Maruska is judging Page Turners eBook Award 2021

Author Allison Maruska enjoyed judging the 2020 Awards so much she is returning to our judging panel for 2021 to judge our eBook Award! Allison is a YA and mystery, suspense author, blogger, teacher, mom, wife, coffee and wine consumer, and owl enthusiast. Her blog includes humour posts, short

Penny Weston, Founder of MADE and the Director at Moddershall Oaks 5* Country Spa Retreat is judging the 2021 eBook Award.

Penny Weston, Founder of MADE and the Director at Moddershall Oaks 5* Country Spa Retreat is judging the 2021 eBook Award. Penny is a wellness entrepreneur, business owner and first-time mum who resides in Staffordshire with her fitness enthusiast husband Andy and beagle Bugsy.

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Lauren Cribb Peacock is a film producer looking for scripts to option

Lauren Cribb Peacock is a film producer/writer looking for interesting projects and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award. Lauren has worked as a Producer in the entertainment industry for a decade and has collaborated with such clients as Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Lindsey Vonn, and Emmy

Kelly Boyer Sagert is a professional writer, editor, and coach is judging our 2021 eBook Award.

Kelly Boyer Sagert is a professional writer, editor, and coach with decades of experience, is judging our 2021 eBook Award. Kelly is a member of the prestigious American Society of Professional Journalists and Authors (ASJA). She is an experienced ghostwriter, as well, with nearly 15 years of

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

Pulane Irene Chaka is judging Page Turner Awards eBook 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

Natalie Trice

Natalie Trice was thrilled to be a judge in our 2020 eBook Award and is delighted to be joining the judging panel for 2021 to judge the Young Writer Award.

Natalie is a PR Director based in Devon. From CEOs of international TV channels and Finance Directors of IT companies, to authors

Robin Cutler from Ingram Sparks is judging our eBook Award

Robin Cutler, CEO of How To Publish Books.com and creative developer of IngramSpark is judging our 2021 eBook Awards. Robin both created and led the development of IngramSpark, an international, award-winning self-publishing platform from 2013-2020.

Robin's new venture, How To Publish Books.com

Elaine Bousfield and ZunTold Publishing is judging our 2021 Young Writer Award and wants to find a young writer to publish!

Elaine Bousfield and ZunTold Publishing is judging our 2021 Young Writer Award and wants to find a young writer to publish! Elaine runs ZunTold Publishing, an independent publishing house based in Manchester focusing on diverse fiction for young people.

ZunTold is a brand new and independent

Mark Stibbe, author of A Book In Time is judging Page Turner Awards eBook Award 2021

Mark Stibbe is the 2020 Fiction Writing Award winner and is judging our 2021 eBook Award.

Mark has loved storytelling since he was a child. Born in 1960, he was adopted by Philip Stibbe, a star pupil of CS Lewis. Inspired by his father’s passion for stories, Mark became a senior scholar of

Author Charlotte Valentine is judging Page Turner Awards eBook writing contest

Author Charlotte Valentine is judging our 2021 eBook 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.

After

JD DeWitt, Director of Development and Producer is looking for scripts to option and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.

JD DeWitt, Director of Development and Producer is looking for scripts to option and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.

JD is co-founder of 5x5 Productions and has relationships that span from publishing houses, best-selling authors, screenwriters and studio executives - all of  which

Alison Howard juding a 2021 writing contest

Alison Howard will be judging our 2021 Young Writer Award.

Alison is a bilingual editor with 15 years’ global publishing house editorial support experience for both the creative and business aspects of writing genres, covering everything from academia and travel to crime fiction and children’s

Angela Marshall Mentoring Prize

Angela Marshall will be judging our 2021 Writing Mentorship Award with the aim of offering one winner a Mentoring Prize worth up to $2500.00 USD.

Angela has been working with writing challenged clients for over 12 years. She provides ghost-writing, coaching, procedural writing, speech writing

USA Today Best Selling Author Isadora Brown is judging our 2021 eBook Award.

USA Today Best Selling Author Isadora Brown is judging our 2021 eBook Award. She is a Disney Villain addict, a sucker for Persephone and Hades retellings, and a lover of all things dark and forbidden.

Isadora believes in happily ever afters, a mystery that leaves readers guessing until the last

Kelly Rinne is looking for writers to publish and authors who will win an audiobook production

Kelly Rinne is a publisher looking for writers and authors to publish and is the owner of Spectrum Audiobooks, a publishing house with a focus on high-quality audiobooks, with over 20 authors signed and 100 books in production. Kelly is also looking for authors to offer an audiobook production.

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Joey Paul, a multi-award-winning indie author, exploring young adult stories, is judging Page Turner Awards Young Writer Award for writers aged between 18 and 25.

Joey Paul, a multi-award-winning indie author, exploring young adult stories, is judging Page Turner Awards Young Writer Award for writers aged between 18 and 25.

She writes across genres, with crime, mystery, paranormal, sci-fi and dystopian being the ones most frequently on her list. Joey is

 Leigh Shulman author and writing mentor judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award in 2021.

Leigh Shulman is an author and writing mentor with twenty years of experience under her belt and is judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award in 2021.

Leigh has taught at universities and writing programs in the US, Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina, and around the world and runs

Hero Brown, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Muddy Stilettos, is judging the Young Writer Award in 2021.

Hero Brown, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Muddy Stilettos, is judging the Young Writer Award in 2021.

A national journalist with over 25 years’ experience with top broadsheets and glossy magazines, Hero has been Editor of the Independent on Sunday magazine, Deputy Editor of Red magazine and