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!

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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Allison Hong Merrill for "Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops"

Allison was born and raised in Taiwan and arrived in the U.S. at twenty-two as a university student. That’s when she realized her school English wasn’t much help when asking for directions on the street or opening a bank account. By recording each of the classes she took––including physical

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

Valeria Aloe for "Uncolonized Latinas: Transforming Our Mindsets And Rising Together"

Valeria Aloe is a speaker, award-winning author, and founder of the Rising Together Movement, a global community with the mission of driving economic inclusion and closing the leadership and wealth gaps for Latinas and other women of color. Through in-culture talent development programs, Rising

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

MADerr Derr for "Tales of the High Court"

Megan is a long-time resident of queer romance and keeps herself busy reading and writing it. She is often accused of fluff and nonsense. When she’s not involved in writing, she likes to cook, harass her wife and cats, or watch movies. She loves to hear from readers and can be found all over the

Ron Randall for "Another Fairy Bastard "

Better known for being an awesome father, devoted husband, impassioned employee, and candidly, being way too impressed with himself; Ron Randall has been in love with words from a very early age. He whiled away entire seasons exploring the worlds of Tolkien, Donaldson, Kurtz, Eddings, Anthony

Maryann Miller for "Desperate Season"

Maryann Miller is an award-winning author of numerous books, screenplays, and stage plays. She started her professional career as a journalist, writing columns, feature stories, and short fiction for regional and national publications. Now she writes primarily mysteries, including the critically

Jennifer Newbold for "The Private Misadventures of Nell Nobody"

I came to fiction writing from a historical perspective, with a belief that history can be immediate and relevant, and that fiction can be a means to making history accessible. But fiction can do so much more, and I'm beginning to explore its breadth and depth in my own writing. I've been a

Marcha Fox for "Return to Dead Horse Canyon: Grandfather Spirits (Book 2 of Dead Horse Canyon Trilogy)"

Before publishing "The Curse of Dead Horse Canyon" Marcha Fox wanted to confirm her portrayal of Native American culture and the story's protagonist, Charlie Littlewolf, was accurate as well as not offensive in any manner. She was fortunate enough to find Pete Risingsun, an enrolled member of the

Cristina Loggia for "LUCIFER'S GAME"

Cristina started her career as a newspaper reporter for L’Eco di Biella and La Provincia di Biella, in Piedmont, Italy. After a spell running the press office of an MP, she moved to London, where she worked for several years as a public affairs and media relations professional, advising major

John Espie for "The Tenth Floor, A Christmas Parable"

John Espie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, as well as a few other "higher up" pieces of paper for less interesting matters. In addition to spending the past 25 years as a public educator, he has roamed the corridors of Hollywood, broken his left arm on a snowboard, gotten lost while

Christine Hassing for "Hope Has a Cold Nose "

Christine is an exceptional intuitive listener and compassionate mentor with thirty years of experience teaching individuals to find a centeredness in life, in their leadership, and within themselves. A self-employed coach who brings the power of choice, purpose, and hope into the customized

T. L. Coughlin for "Of Us and Them"

T. L. Coughlin is a dreamer. One who loves to imagine and explore new worlds. As a child, she would often get in trouble for staying up until the bright hours of the morning to read books. She would consume novels upon novels, jumping from one land to the next. Her hope is to deliver that same

Cathy Hayward for "The Girl in the Maze "

Cathy Hayward trained as a journalist and edited a variety of trade publications, several of which were so niche they were featured on Have I Got News for You. She then moved into the world of PR and set up an award-winning communications agency. Devastated and inspired in equal measure by the death

JP McLean for "Blood Mark"

JP McLean is a bestselling author of urban fantasy and supernatural thrillers. She is a Global Book Award winner, a CIBA finalist, and has received honours from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards, the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, the NIEA Awards, and the Whistler independent Book Awards. JP is a graduate of

Phill Featherstone for "The God Jar"

Phill Featherstone has been a teacher, education adviser and publisher. He now alternates between writing, drinking coffee, and playing the saxaphone (badly) - not always in that order. He lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England with Sally, his wife and partner of more years than either of them

Ian Conrey for "Haelend's Ballad"

Ian Conrey is both a teacher and student of history and theology, who actively fights against human trafficking and is working toward an M.A. In his free time, he enjoys reading biographies and ancient mythology, discovering early American folk songs, and exploring the Cohutta Wilderness. He lives

stephaniebaldi Baldi for "Redemption - Book 1 in The Sicario Files Trilogy"

Nominated for Georgia Author of the Year for Redemption, Stephanie is dedicated to giving her reader's fast-paced, high stakes, page-turning stories that keep you on the edge of your seat and are full of surprising twists! Her desire to write was fostered early as a child with weekly trips to the

stephaniebaldi Baldi for "Retribution- Book 2 in The Sicario Files Trilogy"

Nominated for Georgia Author of the Year for Redemption, Stephanie is dedicated to giving her reader's fast-paced, high stakes, page-turning stories that keep you on the edge of your seat and are full of surprising twists! Her desire to write was fostered early as a child with weekly trips to the

Susan Chapman for "Sweet Potato"

Susan Marie Chapman is an award winning children's book author. She grew up on a small farm in rural Pennsylvania and is the eldest of eight children. Her love of animals and nature comes through in the stories that she tells. Susan has had a love for writing since the sixth grade when she won an

Marlene Bell for "Scattered Legacy"

Marlene M. Bell is Ewephoric about writing mysteries and children's books where she's able to use her personal experiences with sheep and farm everyday life into suspenseful crime fiction. She's an artist, as well as a wildlife photographer especially when it comes to sheep. Her landscapes grace the

BrookeS Stanton for "Unbossly Manners"

I moved to Manhattan straight out of college because my sister lived there and I could crash on her couch. Six years later (after a quick jaunt in London), I moved to Los Angeles, where I wrote a lifestyle column for the website Examiner.com. When I struggled with pregnancy, I did what I always do

David Hollenbach for "Fireproof: Your Grand Strategy for Transforming Failure into Fuel for Your Future"

Battalion Chief David Hollenbach (retired) is the author of “Fireproof: Your Grand Strategy for Transforming Failure into Fuel for Your Future.” He is a motivational speaker, coach, and mentor. He owns and operates David Hollenbach Consulting, LLC, and hosts the popular podcast “From Embers to

Paul Hollis for "The Endangered Earthlings' Handbook"

Paul Hollis is an American author of fictional terrorism and espionage. His bestselling and multi-award winning novels in The Hollow Man Series follow a U.S. Government analyst in a trilogy of suspense across Europe. The first two books in the trilogy are Amazon #1 bestsellers - The Hollow Man (also

Elena Carter for "Follow the Hummingbird"

Elena Carter was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In 2013, she relocated to Bulgaria to live by the sea in the beautiful city of Varna. She has explored many different career paths, from working as a political and human rights assistant at the Netherlands Embassy to making gemstone jewelry. In 2020

Victoria Gemmell for "Promise Me "

Victoria Gemmell lives in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Her debut Young Adult mystery thriller novel Follow Me was published by Strident Publishing Ltd. in 2015, with her second (stand-alone) Young Adult mystery Promise Me independently published in October 2021. Victoria also writes contemporary flash

Ragini Elizabeth Michaels for "Unflappable - 6 Steps To Staying Happy, Centered, Peaceful No Matter What"

Ragini Elizabeth Michaels Transformation Leadership Coach, Behavioral Change Specialist, Mindfulness/Consciousness Mentor, Author Ragini is the founder of Facticity® Trainings, Inc., a training and consulting company established in 1988 offering certification training in Paradox Management, Neuro

Tanja Wijnen for "The Pangolin Killers (Book 1)"

‘The Pangolin Killers’ is a children's adventure story themed on illegal trafficking of African animals, traditional medicinal beliefs, and wet markets. It is the first in a planned 'Into Africa' series. Tanja Wijnen is Danish. She has worked in England as a trademark lawyer, in Egypt and Uganda as

StephanieRose Bird for "Carnivorous Cupid"

35 year old indie author of paranormal, fantasy, historical fiction/fantasy, and steamy romance. My characters are quirky and meddlesome, and I thrive on lavish and flowers descriptions. When not writing I'm working in the medical field as a workers compensation specialist. I read, take walks, play

Peter R Hall for "Yellow Death: Arrival"

I've always loved creative writing and one of my earliest memories is being sent to the headmaster to receive a commendation for a comic book I wrote. For most of my life, I worked in offices writing training and technical manuals. In my spare time, I would be starting (but rarely finishing) science

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

Bob Palmer for "Hacking George"

Bob Palmer has been, in chronological order, a construction worker, town planner, rock drummer, graphic designer, award-winning adman, entrepreneur, scriptwriter and movie producer. He gets bored easily. In his spare time, he's been caught in a Utah desert flash flood, set off the alarms at Area 51