2022 Best Writing Award Genres

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Best Written Genres!

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John Kitchen for "You Can't do that here, Horatius Scapula"
Genre: Childrens Chapter Books

Biography John Kitchen was born and grew up in Cornwall. He graduated from London University, where he was awarded a distinction for creative writing as part of his English degree. He taught in Cornwall, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire, writing plays and musicals for the children to perform. John

Susea Spray for "A Big Blue Boat Is Out On The Brine"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

As a child, Susea was always engrossed in a book. It really wasn’t surprising when she chose lower primary for her career. A retired classroom teacher who majored in English and Children's Literature, Susea spent 23 years making literacy learning fun for her young students. Her favourite time of day

Morag Higgins for "The Engineer"
Genre: Sci-Fi

Hi, I am by profession a horse trainer and I work with psychologically and physically abused animals to rehabilitate them and bring a little peace to their lives. I write articles for equestrian magazines and equestrian training books but my real passion however is for SciFi, I absolutely love it, I

Maria de Luca for "Prospect Avenue"
Genre: Historical Fiction

I’m a writer in search of an audience. Looking for an agent, a publisher. Oh, and a film producer too. That’d be nice. My flash fiction story, BE WITH YOU AGAIN, was a finalist at the West Atlantic Writing Awards in summer 2021. My screenplay, WOODEN HEART, was a finalist at the London International

Michael Bowe for "The Enduring Echo Of Words Unsaid"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

In 2020, Michael Bowe's second novel, The Weight of a Moment, won the American Fiction Award for Literary Fiction. A graduate of Georgetown University and a recipient of a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mr. Bowe is an accomplished businessman, entrepreneur, investor, and novelist, and a

Deb Campbell for "The Trouble with Trees"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

Since 2020 I've been lucky enough to have had two stories make the Page Turner Awards longlist and be a finalist. And to have been chosen as a finalist for a third time is absolutely amazing. The idea for my latest submission grew from time spent in a local woodland during lockdown and was written

Graciela Kenig for "The Plans They Made"
Genre: Action Adventure

Graciela Kenig is an accomplished writer with extensive experience as a features journalist, online forum contributor and career columnist. Her book, BEST CAREERS FOR BILINGUAL LATINOS, 1998 McGraw-Hill, is still relevant today. Her trajectory in Communications includes Media and Public Relations

Lois Kennis for "Rise on Eagle's Wings"
Genre: Christian

Lois Kennis is a tenacious writer and avid reader who "writes to stir hearts" with a gleam of hope. Kennis is a 2022 Genesis Contest Semifinalist in American Christian Fiction Writers. In 2021, she was a Writing Award Finalist in the Page Turner Awards. Kennis won the American Christian Fiction

Jane Bond for "Flick-Flack"
Genre: Fantasy

In my life I've worked in factories, behind several bars and once ran a livery stable. I spent fifteen years as a software engineer in England, Ireland and Scotland – sorry Wales. In 2007 we moved to France. Now I make jam and sell it on the local markets, which is far less lucrative, but far more

Maureen Patrick for "THE CORSET GIRL"
Genre: Romance

I am a cultural historian who lives to tell the secret stories of past things, from bustles to bobbin winders. Part of my year is spent in Wales, part in Florida, all in the place where words grow. My short fiction, as Annie R. McEwen, appears on Reedsy.com and in the Hearts Through History (RWA

Kaye Stone for "Sapphire Rain"
Genre: Memoir

SAPPHIRE RAIN, my memoir illustrates how to heal heartache and pain through seven primary phases like trusting intuition and speaking truth. In this inspirational narrative, I revisit my personal experiences of abuse, teenage pregnancy, divorce, and clairvoyance. My story lays the groundwork for

Robert Parkhouse for " One Year, Two Months, Three Weeks and Four Days"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

After gaining a Creative Writing (Novel) M.A. from Middlesex University in 2017, I completed my first novel manuscript in 2020. During 2022, I completed the Writing a Novel course from Faber Academy. I am currently working on my second novel. Previously, I have had over fifty articles and short

Julia Dunne for "In Her Skin"
Genre: Women's Fiction

Born in Spain, raised in Australia, I now live in Ireland with my husband and two teenagers. I like to tap into the heart and mind of my protagonists, so readers connect to them on an emotional level. I'm a self-taught writer and In Her Skin is my debut novel. I'm active in writing/critique groups

Krista Vellis for "Amaia's Web"
Genre: Paranormal & Supernatural

Krista Vellis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Taking a holistic approach to researching her current manuscript, she studied with a psychic, worked as a catechist aide, and learned to read tarot cards. Her short story, Meant to Be, appeared in

JAY JONES for "The Assassin Who Loved Me"
Genre: Crime

Originally from India, Jay and her husband now live in Worcestershire with their very spoilt cat, Sooty. Lethal Justice, her debut novel, is the first of a planned series. Set against a backdrop of Southampton in England and a fictitious town in India, the book is a fusion of two cultures and

Victoria Brown for "Darling Girl"
Genre: LGBT

Victoria is a writer of sapphic thrillers and women's fiction, based in Cambridge, UK. Her novel, 'Darling Girl', won the 2022 'I Am In Print' thriller competition and a place on the Curtis Brown Creative Advanced Crime and Thriller course. She has had a number of flash fiction pieces published

David Atkinson for "Future Proof"
Genre: Comedy & Humour

Hi Everyone, I'm an Edinburgh based writer. My first novel Love Byte was published by Joffe Books and was shortlisted for the Romantic Comedy of the Year by the Romantic Novelist Association (RNA) Subsequently I have written two further novels to date, Squeezed and The Second Life of Nathan Jones

Scott Rose for "Death on the Fells"
Genre: Mystery & Cozy Mystery

I'm an unpublished, aspiring author, with a love for locked room mysteries and boundless imagination. My first full length novel was my first murder mystery story, written for the toughest critics of all - the women of my immediate family - as a Christmas present, thus answering the question; 'what

Shagufta Sharmeen Tania for "The Seed Leaves"
Genre: Short Stories

Hello, my name is Shagufta Sharmeen Tania, I’m a native of Bangladesh who has been settled in London since 2005. I initially trained as an architect, before writing became my all consuming passion. I’ve authored two novels, a collection of novellas and four collections of short stories to date; I

Jodie Smith for "Jubilee Bells"
Genre: Drama

Award-winning author and Mobile Literary Festival founder Jodie Cain Smith spent her childhood exploring the shores of Mobile Bay. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Northern Michigan University because earning a degree on both the southern and northern border happened by

David Aboulafia for "The Heartbreak Hotel"
Genre: Horror

I am an attorney with a practice in New York. I've published three books through John Hunt Publishing ("JHP,") as well as 13 articles in local and national publications on topics including watchmaking, wheelchair sports, baseball, food & drug law and politics. My first novel, Visions Through a Glass

Kathleen Hannon for "The Confession of Hemingway Jones"
Genre: Young Adult

A former Hollywood development executive, working on such films such as "U-571" and "Terminator 3," Kathleen Hannon rotated her North Carolina desk from west-facing to east when the recession hit and wrote her first middle grade novel for her daughters. "Bye for Now: A Wisher's Story" was published