2022 Book Adaptation Needed Finalists

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Book Adaptation Needed Finalists, shown in random order!

These writers are hoping to win a book adaptation to take their novel to a screenplay. Please join us in congratulating these writers by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission. Click 'see more' to read their submission. And you can also congratulate the finalists in our forum.

Wherever you see duplicate faces, it's not a mistake, those writers are to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the finals!

Find entrants by adding a first name or surname into the search box below, don't search with both first name and surname.

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megnocero Nocero for "Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief"

Meg Nocero, is a former federal immigration prosecutor, TEDx, and inspirational speaker, a certified happiness trainer, and the award-winning author of The Magical Guide to Bliss: Daily Keys to Unlock Your Dreams, Spirit & Inner Bliss and Sparkle & Shine: 108 M.A.N.T.R.A.s to Brighten Your Day and

Julia Tvardovskaya for "Identifiable"

Julia, or affectionately JT, is passionate about using storytelling in print, on the stage, and on the screen to facilitate impact. She believes that telling stories builds connections, grows empathy, and enables a level of understanding that stems from relationships with and investment in

Norman MILLER for "The Achilles Gene (Book 1 of The Waynflete Trilogy)"

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

Kay C Beerman for "Twilight Starlight World Alight"

Kay C. Beerman is an award-winning author of Romantic Mystery/Suspense. She has worked in Medicine and Foreign Affairs. Her stories are mostly about detectives, agents and medical examiners based upon her education and experiences. The series The Bay Area Blues is about people dedicated to protect

Joseph Byrd for "Monet & Oscar: The Essence of Light"

My BS in Journalism and MA in Communications degrees inspired me to become a pioneer in electronic publishing. As a McGraw-Hill editor, I developed one of the first computer publishing systems. In the rapidly developing PC software industry, I co-authored one of his two books using PC desktop

Tammy Pemper for "Scorched Earth: Peacekeeping in Timor during a campaign of death and destruction"

Australian-born author, Tammy has spent the majority of the last two decades volunteering and working in Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. She’s been a writer, capacity developer, trainer, and program manager. She’s also worked with the UN, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Keri Bloomfield for "Nothing Like a Dane: A real-life search for hygge in Denmark "

Keri Bloomfield is a Kiwi mum in Denmark and a witty observer of cultural nuances. Born in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, she now lives in Copenhagen with a Dane, their daughter and far too many bakeries. She enjoys confusing others with New Zealand slang while wrestling with her lifetime commitment to

M.C. Thomas for "A Warrior Still"

Growing up in a military family, Thomas lived all around the U.S., from his birthplace in Camp Lejeune to San Diego. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and currently lives in Lexington, where he works in physical therapy. Outside of writing, he enjoys hiking, mixed martial arts, and

Sylvia Bluck for "The Ministry of Time Travel"

I've been writing fiction for five years and I've just finished my first novel which began as a story told around a campfire, imagining walking into the woods and out into a different time. What might happen? Who would you meet? What would you do? At first, it was an an exciting story to tell the

Michele E. Gwynn for "The Making of Herman Faust"

Michele E. Gwynn is an award-winning Bestselling Author and former freelance journalist from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked in newspaper and contributed online to sites like Examiner.com, Yahoo Voices, and Salon.com. She has also worked as a senior editor for FashionErotica.com, written for Film

Sharon Bazant for "Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years"

Sharon Bazant is a retired teacher living in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver, Canada. Geckos & Guns: The Pakistan Years is her second memoir. Sharon has donned a variety of personal and professional hats as a seasoned world traveller and long-term expatriate. Some of her greatest adventures

Jennifer Rose Asher Asher for "Journey to my Daughter"

Jennifer Rose Asher has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from The Adler School of Professional Psychology. She has worked in the adoption field, both as a birthmother counselor and as a consultant for adoptive

Jodie Smith for "Bayou Cresting: The Wanting Women of Huet Pointe"

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

Jodie Smith for "The Woods at Barlow Bend"

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

Susan Almond for "Ladies in Red"

For my first book I've used the name Susan Almond, my maiden name, but as a writer I have had various incarnations. As Sue Marsh, my first married name, I was a commissioned writer for "Jackie" and "Patches" for a few years in the late 80's, also having short pieces - fiction and nonfiction -

Michael Golvach for "Missing Pieces"

Michael Golvach is a multiple-award-winning novelist from Grayslake, IL. He doesn't believe in single-layered genres - though every story is a romance of some sort - and has written many titles that run the gamut from character studies to full-on hard-boiled crime fiction. He spends his non

Michael Golvach for "fiX"

Michael Golvach is a multiple-award-winning novelist from Grayslake, IL. He doesn't believe in single-layered genres - though every story is a romance of some sort - and has written many titles that run the gamut from character studies to full-on hard-boiled crime fiction. He spends his non

Stephanie Dawn… Hrehirchuk for "Full Circle: The love of a lifetime"

Stephanie Hrehirchuk is the author of 20 books across multiple genres, including the multi award-winning memoir An Accidental Awakening: It’s not about yoga; It’s about family, and the Anna series of children’s books. A spinal injury pushed the Canadian mom of two out of her career in personal

Kaye Stone for "Sapphire Rain "

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

Becky Bronson for "When North Becomes South"

As a child, I struggled with writing. That transformed when I was in graduate school studying for a Ph.D. in biochemistry and confronted with composing a dissertation. As I worked on my thesis, I felt enlivened in a new way. I assumed it was because I was nearing completion of my degree, yet now, in

Julie Swift Swift for "Rara Avis"

Julie Swift teaches full time and lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, their dog, and five cats. Rara Avis is her first book, and she's currently working on her next two. Writing fictional stories within historical events and actual people from the past is a passion of hers.

John Picciano for "The Brahmin Girl"

I am a former FBI agent, retired trial attorney (2017), current jazz pianist ( now performing with a trio in several Long Island clubs) and ,in very recent years a published author. I was widowed suddenly in April 2015. I have three grown children and four young grandchildren. I have authored and

Helena P. Schrader for "Lack of Moral Fibre"

Helena P. Schrader is an established aviation author and expert on the Second World War. She earned a PhD in History (cum Laude) from the University of Hamburg with a ground-breaking dissertation on a leading member of the German Resistance to Hitler, which received widespread praise on publication

Anna Penenberg for "Dancing in the Narrows: A Mother-Daughter Odyssey through Chronic Illness"

Anna Penenberg is the author of Amazon Best Seller, Dancing in the Narrows, a memoir. Anna is a healer by nature and training, she works with individuals and families affected by trauma. Anna’s approach integrates neurobiology, psychotherapy, and wisdom traditions into personal pathways of re

Richard Lee for "HIGH GROUND"

Richard Authier Lee has worked in broadcasting, news writing, media relations and nonprofit management. He holds a degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire, earned in a previous century. Over years working around broadcasting transmitters and electronics, he saw the unseen

Anise Eden for "Dead Sound"

ANISE EDEN is a former psychotherapist who writes suspense novels with thriller, romance, and paranormal elements. Originally from the US, Anise now lives in Ireland. Member of ITW, RNA, and the Irish Writers Centre. Learn more about Anise and her books at AniseEden.com.

Arshad Ahsanuddin for "Zenith (The Interscission Project: Book 1)"

I am a hematopathologist: a laboratory physician specializing in diagnosis of diseases affecting blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes, such as leukemia and lymphoma. In my COPIOUS free time, I write LGBT SciFi/Fantasy novels. Yes, I realize the irony that I write about vampires.

chuck Morgan for "Crime Denied, A Buck Taylor Novel"

2019 Pacific Book Awards Best Mystery Finalist…Crime Delayed 2020 Pacific Book Awards Best Mystery Winner…Crime Denied Chuck Morgan attended Seton Hall University and Regis College and spent thirty-five years as a construction project manager. He is an avid outdoorsman, an Eagle Scout and a licensed

P.J. Roscoe for "Where Rivers Meet"

P.J. Roscoe is the international award-winning author of historical, paranormal novels and the 'Adventures of Faerie folk' series for young children. Her latest award, January 2021, winning the best Women's Fiction at the Firebird Book Awards was yet another reason for readers to find her work and

P.J. Roscoe for "Between Worlds"

P.J. Roscoe is the international award-winning author of historical, paranormal novels and the 'Adventures of Faerie folk' series for young children. Her latest award, January 2021, winning the best Women's Fiction at the Firebird Book Awards was yet another reason for readers to find her work and

P.J. Roscoe for "Freya's Child"

P.J. Roscoe is the international award-winning author of historical, paranormal novels and the 'Adventures of Faerie folk' series for young children. Her latest award, January 2021, winning the best Women's Fiction at the Firebird Book Awards was yet another reason for readers to find her work and

Niloufar Lamakan for "Swiping at 60"

Niloufar Lamakan is an Iranian-born interior designer and artist living in London. Her debut novel, “Swiping at 60”, is a romantic comedy about a spirited woman in her 60s defying ageist expectations by taking on a dating challenge. Niloufar wanted to write a funny and age-positive story about women