2022 Book Award Finalists

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Book Award finalists, shown in random order!

Please join us in congratulating these rising stars 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!

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carolsanford Sanford for "No More Feedback: Cultive Consciousness at Work"

Senior Fellow of Social Innovation, Babson College; CEO, The Regenerative Paradigm Institute, Educator and Social Change designer for people in change agents roles, organizational leaders who aspire to making a difference, business and organizational teams pursuing meaningful work and business

Jayne Doxtater for "The Box in the Closet"

Jayne Doxtater was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently resides in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. A business owner and esthetician of 40 years, she is now semi-retired and loves spending time outdoors. A self-proclaimed tree hugger and chocolate lover, Jayne is

Dan Rice for "Dragons Walk Among Us"

Dan Rice pens the young adult urban fantasy series The Allison Lee Chronicles in the wee hours of the morning. The series kicks off with his award-winning debut, Dragons Walk Among Us, which Kirkus Review calls, “An inspirational and socially relevant fantasy.” While not pulling down the 9 to 5 or

Jinny Uppal for "IN/ACTION: Rethinking the Path to Results"

Jinny Uppal is no stranger to driving contrary and innovative thinking. Uppal’s 20+ years of experience driving transformational growth by challenging existing norms in business is key to her success working with Fortune 500 telecom, ecommerce and retail companies. As a business and tech growth

Laura West for "Guided"

Laura West is a Registered Nurse, energy healer, intuitive, and psychic medium dedicated to both the sciences and spirituality. She has taken part in multiple international spiritual summits, has taught about intuition on several virtual platforms to students from all over the world, and has been

dpontefract Pontefract for "Lead. Care. Win. How to Become a Leader Who Matters - best non-fiction / leadership audiobook"

Dan Pontefract is the founder and CEO of Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture. He is the best-selling author of four books: LEAD. CARE. WIN. How to Become a Leader Who Matters, OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker

dpontefract Pontefract for "Lead. Care. Win. How to Become a Leader Who Matters - best non-fiction / leadership book"

Dan Pontefract is the founder and CEO of Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture. He is the best-selling author of four books: LEAD. CARE. WIN. How to Become a Leader Who Matters, OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker

Joel Randall for "Study, Sleep, Repeat: 130 Tips to Schedule Your College Life"

Joel B. Randall graduated from Brigham Young University–Idaho in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in communication (an emphasis in news/journalism) and an English minor. As a former tutor with his university’s writing center, Joel has a deep appreciation for English grammar and aspires to

Monica Red for "Saber, Wisdom and Justice Book 3"

All my life I have been in love with stories, and as I grew up, I became a storyteller that now put her words in writing. Although I enjoy many genres, fantasy and sci-fi come easiest to me. Long ago, words came to me in Spanish, and then when I moved farther north in this hemisphere, my characters

Lee Hunt Hunt for "Bed of Rose and Thorns"

Born with only one working lung and having had the last rites read to him when almost dying of an influenza-related viral pneumonia, 25-year-old geophysicist Lee Hunt experienced several near-death dreams. The power of communication and the need to both understand and be understood was at the heart

Meredith Wargo for "DAWGS: A True Story of Lost Animals and the Kids Who Rescued Them"

Meredith Wargo is an award-winning author and advocate for animals. The recipient of four Maxwell Medallions from the Dog Writers of Association of America, she has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Although a native Texan, Meredith currently lives in southern

Michael Pronko for "Tokyo Traffic"

Michael Pronko is a Tokyo-based writer of murder, memoir and music. He’s published four novels in the Detective Hiroshi series, and three books of short writings about Tokyo life. Michael grew up in Kansas City, studied philosophy at Brown University, and then traveled for years, teaching in Beijing

Michael Pronko for "Tokyo Zangyo"

Michael Pronko is a Tokyo-based writer of murder, memoir and music. He’s published four novels in the Detective Hiroshi series, and three books of short writings about Tokyo life. Michael grew up in Kansas City, studied philosophy at Brown University, and then traveled for years, teaching in Beijing

APGreenwood Greenwood for "The Perfect Suspect"

Born in Houston, Texas. Holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. 1968-1971: Served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, with primary duty locating and tracking Soviet submarines 1973-1986: Bank Marketing Executive. In charge of advertising, marketing research, product development

Joel Shoemaker for "bacon grief"

Joel Shoemaker has been a librarian for a decade and a magician for three! He lives in central Illinois with his husband and his dog, Maximus. He consumes an inordinate amount of cheese.

aedmans Edmans for "Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit"

Alex Edmans is Professor of Finance at London Business School. Alex has a PhD from MIT as a Fulbright Scholar, and was previously a tenured professor at Wharton and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Alex has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, testified in the UK Parliament, and given

Leslee Breene for "Journey to Sand Castle"

Leslee Breene, international award-winning author of novel and short fiction, takes pride in being a Denver, Colorado native. Her five published historical and contemporary women's fiction novels and one Christmas short story anthology may be found on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com. During

Jeffrey Roth for "Fires, Floods, and Taxicabs"

Throughout his career, Jeff Roth has worked on some of the most complex and challenging policy questions facing cities today. From flood mitigation and emergency management, to fire and life safety, to taxi regulation on the streets of New York, Jeff learned every day, in the arena of city

M. M. De Voe for "Book and Baby"

M. M. De Voe is an internationally published writer of short fiction. She has won more than 24 writing awards for her writing in poetry, science fiction, horror, literary fiction and flash. Her first full-length book won first prize at the Next Gen Indie Awards in writing/publishing. It is a guide

Madeleine D'Arcy for "LIBERTY TERRACE"

MADELEINE D’ARCY is a fiction writer based in Cork City, Ireland. Her linked short story collection, LIBERTY TERRACE, was published by Doire Press in October 2021. Her début short story collection, WAITING FOR THE BULLET (Doire Press, 2014), won the Edge Hill Readers’ Choice Prize 2015 (UK). In 2010

India Rigg for "Love, Loss and Little White Lies"

Born in North Norfolk, India grew up along its picturesque coastline before leaving to study Cell Biology at Durham University and embark on a career in Marketing. Expanding from the tiny towns of East Anglia to the hustle and bustle of the big city made her see the world for all its wonders and

Neerja Raman for "The House on East Canal Road"

Dehradun-born and naturalized American research scientist, Neerja Raman has now assumed a new avatar as an iconic storyteller. Her latest book The House on East Canal Road (2022) has been praised both by the critic and the literati alike. Her debut fiction Moments in Transition: Stories of Maya and

bryan.cassiday77 Cassiday for "Threads"

Award-winning author Bryan Cassiday writes horror fiction and thrillers. His horror novel Horde won the American Fiction Award 2021 and the Independent Press Award 2022 for Best Horror Novel. He also wrote the Scott Brody thriller series. He lives in Southern California.

Alan Fleet for "See Bella"

I began writing adult fiction in the late nineties and my novel Woollyback was published in July 2000 by a small, northwest based publisher. The book sold modest numbers, but importantly was selected by the UK Film Council for a tutored adaptation into a screenplay. This was completed in 2003 and

Tracy Thorne for "The Writer"

After years of often challenging public service work, I found creative writing to be cathartic. And I discovered I love writing fiction—mainly suspense and thriller novels—as much as reading it. I’m a California native, and my story takes place in the scenic central coast where little beach towns

Kitiera Morey for "The Folk"

Kitiera Morey is a lively perfectionist with the mouth of a drunken sailor. When she's not singing off-key for the entire world to hear or feeding her Sonic the Hedgehog obsession, Kitiera searches for the next action-adventure or supernatural book to devour in a single night. She lives in New York

Kitiera Morey for "Seeking Atonement "

Kitiera Morey is a lively perfectionist with the mouth of a drunken sailor. When she's not singing off-key for the entire world to hear or feeding her Sonic the Hedgehog obsession, Kitiera searches for the next action-adventure or supernatural book to devour in a single night. She lives in New York

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

E.L. Daniel for "All the Gold in Abbotsford"

Elizabeth Leigh Daniel (E.L. Daniel) is the author of the new historical fiction novel All the Gold in Abbotsford. Inspired by the lives and loves of people in times long past, Elizabeth Leigh has crafted stories since childhood, carrying this passion into her B.A. degree in English and

DL Hammons for "Knight Rise"

DL Hammons wrote his first piece of fiction decades ago to impress a girl (he was moderately successful) and never looked back. Growing up as a military brat, DL moved around quite a bit as a kid. After graduating from LSU and raising a family in several southern states, he now makes his home in

Laura S Davis S Davis for "The Burning Light of Two Stars"

Laura Davis is the author of seven non-fiction books, including The Courage to Heal, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be and I Thought We'd Never Speak Again. Her groundbreaking books have been translated into 11 languages and sold more than 1.8 million copies. In addition to writing books that

Shannon Stults for "Falling for the Wingman"

A small-town Georgia girl, Shannon finds no greater joy than stepping into the lives and worlds created by the written word. Despite a severe aversion to reading as a child, Shannon's passion for literature started with her first young adult read at the age of seventeen, which she has since nurtured