2021 Writing Mentorship Award Shortlist

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Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2021 Writing Mentorship Award Shortlist.

Please join us in congratulating these aspiring writers by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their submission (click 'see more') or join in the discussion in our shortlists' forum.

And where you see two of the same face, it's not a mistake, this writer is to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the shortlist! Well done, Jaidyn Groth!

If you would like to win a writing mentorship and to get your writing projects in front of publishers, literary agents, film producers and literary experts. See our 2022 Awards.

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Alex H Johnson Johnson for "Three Paths Home"

Alex Johnson has enjoyed a passion for history, anthropology, and mythology from a young age. He believes that an ontological study of stories and mythology can help orient oneself as part of the universal history of humanity. Alex obtained a bachelor's degree in History from Cal Poly, San Luis

jaidyngroth Groth for "The Other Side of Sunshine"

Best described as 'a unicorn in pyjamas', I spend most of my days consuming too much coffee, writing contemporary YA, fantasy and murder mysteries and travelling around my home country of Australia. I am lucky enough to be working as a hiking tour guide in the middle of a global pandemic, which is a

jaidyngroth Groth for "The Possibility of Rainbows"

Best described as 'a unicorn in pyjamas', I spend most of my days consuming too much coffee, writing contemporary YA, fantasy and murder mysteries and travelling around my home country of Australia. I am lucky enough to be working as a hiking tour guide in the middle of a global pandemic, which is a

Helen Rowe Rowe for "Eliminating British Poverty"

Helen Rowe is an award-winning social researcher, an author and a campaigner. Her expertise in the social housing sector includes campaigns on adult literacy and digital inclusion. As co-founder of the Connected Housing Initiative, she fought to improve Internet access for vulnerable and low-income

Zara Sekhavati Sekhavati for "Another Iran"

Travel editor for APA Publications (Rough Guides, Insight Guides, Berlitz Guides). Published in National Geographic Traveller, Independent, Financial Times. Winner of the Telegraph's Just Back competition. Currently writing a travelogue about Iran.

Debbie Alty for "Four White Walls"

I have undergraduate degree in English and Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and a MA in Publishing. Story-telling has been embedded into my life from an early age, listening to my parents tell me stories about their lives prompted my interest in the lives of a diverse range

Stewart McLeish McLeish for "MONGOL"

I was born in Great Britain, a long time ago, then emigrated to Alberta Canada. My wife and I are now retired and living in the South Okanagan, BC Canada. I am in the process of writing 3 fictional books - a collection of short stories, a spy thriller and an historical novel. I have always been

Rosemary Hayward Hayward for "BURNING NOTTINGHAM CASTLE"

Rosemary Hayward is a British transplant to California where she has spent the last twenty years helping Americans do their taxes, growing from parenthood to grandparenthood and learning to write fiction. In 2017 she self-published Margaret Leaving, the story of Jenny North's search for her step

Candace Cox for "The Todd Family"

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in English I began my career as a writer in public relations and advertising. Several years later I decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University (in the top five in the US) and financed my education by

Diane Hopkins for "Chasing Tigers: One Woman’s Search for Her Soulmate"

Diane Hopkins is a nonfiction book writing coach for creative and ambitious women who have transformational stories and expertise to share. She has also helped her clients create powerful speeches as invited keynotes speakers at big events including business conferences and United Nations events

Norman MILLER for "The untold story of ‘good’ cholesterol: how it happened, what it is, what you should do about it"

I was born in Liverpool during World War II, where I had the fascinating experience of being a schoolmate of John Lennon. He and I went in very different directions, however, and after graduating in medicine, I sailed to Australia to study for my PhD. This was the start of a career in medical