2022 Book Award Longlist

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Book Award Longlist! Please join us in congratulating these rising stars by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission (click 'see more'). The finalists' listed below are shown in random order.

Wherever you see duplicate faces, it's not a mistake, that writer, namely Junia Wonders, is to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the Longlist!

To find a shortlisted writer on this page, type either their first name OR their surname into the search box, and they will appear.

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Sarah Noll Wilson Noll Wilson for "Don't Feed the Elephants! Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships"
Genre: Non-Fiction

Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc. is on a mission to help leaders build and rebuild teams. Our goal is to empower leaders to understand and honor the beautiful complexity of the humans they serve. We create a safe, honest environment, preparing people to deal with real-world conflict, have more meaningful

Missy Maxwell Worton for "Don't Mess With This Mama"
Genre: Christian

Missy is a award-winning author, speaker and destiny coach. As an author, she writes across various media platforms, including film, television and multiple magazines. Her greatest desire is to awaken women to the superpower they have within them as a force for good. She encourages them to

Jennifer Farmer for "Blue Sky Gone"
Genre: Historical Fiction

J.S Farmer grew up in a small town in Connecticut. She studied criminology and psychology at Central Connecticut State University. After seven years as a police officer, she shifted her career into the private sector, working as a government security analyst for a defense contractor. During that

Sarah Noll Wilson Noll Wilson for "Don't Feed the Elephants! Overcoming the Art of Avoidance to Build Powerful Partnerships"
Genre: Non-Fiction

Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc. is on a mission to help leaders build and rebuild teams. Our goal is to empower leaders to understand and honor the beautiful complexity of the humans they serve. We create a safe, honest environment, preparing people to deal with real-world conflict, have more meaningful

Jodie Smith for "Bayou Cresting: The Wanting Women of Huet Pointe"
Genre: Anthology & Compilations

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

Christine Hassing Hassing for "Hope Has a Cold Nose "
Genre: Non-Fiction

Christine Hassing is a leadership life coach, a published author, a life story writer, and a teacher of arts – the art of how we frame and reframe our life stories and the art of hearing. Within. To each other. Through space virtually when people are not able to be together physically and when a

Helen Matthews for "The Girl in the Van"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Helen Matthews writes page-turning psychological suspense novels and is fascinated by the darker side of human nature and how a life can change in an instant. Her novel The Girl in the Van, published by Darkstroke Books, won the suspense and thriller genre in the 2022 Pageturner Awards. Other novels

Michelle Cook for "Tipping Point"
Genre: Action Adventure

Michelle Cook writes thrillers and dystopian fiction. She lives in the UK with her husband, their two young children, and a cat called Lyra Belacqua. Her first joyful steps into creative writing were at the age of ten, when the teacher read out her short story in class. A slapstick tale of two

Walt Larimore for "At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse"
Genre: Non-Fiction

Walt Larimore is a best-selling author who resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He has written or co-written 41 books and over 1200 articles in dozens of publications. As an author, his books have garnered a number of American awards and his international writing awards include Page Turner

Breana Greene for "Black Princesses"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

Breana Greene is an African American self-published author, illustrator, and independent animator from Baltimore Maryland. She graduated from George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in 2014, and School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Animation in 2018. Since graduating SVA, Breana has

Walt Larimore for "At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse"
Genre: Non-Fiction

Walt Larimore is a best-selling author who resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He has written or co-written 41 books and over 1200 articles in dozens of publications. As an author, his books have garnered a number of American awards and his international writing awards include Page Turner

Victoria Wilson-Crane Ph.D. for "Sixteen Days: A sudden death. What to say? "
Genre: Memoir

Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, Dr Victoria Wilson-Crane supports adults grieving life losses. Educational innovator and leader, Vic used her academic writing skills and love of words as therapy as she faced significant bereavements in 2020. Her award-winning memoir and self-help book Sixteen

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

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

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

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

Kitiera Morey for "Seeking Atonement "
Genre: Short Stories

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 chasing after a chaos demon, Kitiera is indulging her Stardew Valley addiction. She lives in New York with her beautiful daughter, four cats and two dogs.

Keema Waterfield Waterfield for "Inside Passage, A Memoir"
Genre: Non-Fiction

Keema Waterfield is the author of Inside Passage, a nomadic childhood memoir set along the wild coast of Southeast Alaska. Waterfield has written for The New York Times, WIRED, Brevity, Scary Mommy, INSIDER, and others. She lives in Missoula, Montana, where she moonlights as a stand-up comic when

Tanja Wijnen for "The Pangolin Killers (Book 1)"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

'The Pangolin Killers' is a current affairs action story for 9–13-year-olds about trafficking of endangered animals in Africa. It will be published in Denmark as 'Skældyrsjægerne' by Wadskjaer Publishing on 16 June 2023. It was Longlisted for the Pager Turner Award in 2022. Liva’s life as she knows

DL Hammons for "Knight Rise"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

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 makes his home in Central

Maryann Miller for "Desperate Season"
Genre: Crime

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

Jayne Doxtater for "The Box in the Closet"
Genre: Memoir

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

Becky Bronson for "When North Becomes South"
Genre: Sci-Fi

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

Susana Imaginário for "Wyrd Gods"
Genre: Fantasy

Susana Imaginário lives in Ireland with her husband and their extremely spoiled dog. Her work combines mythology with science fiction, fantasy and psychology in a strange way.

for "Dash and Nikki and the Jellybean Game"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

Anthony Delauney is a financial advisor, a franchise business owner, and the author of three financial education books in the Owning the Dash series: Applying the Mindset of a Fitness Master to the Art of Family Financial Planning (2019), The No-Regrets Retirement Roadmap (2021), and Dash and Nikki

Jennifer Newbold for "The Private Misadventures of Nell Nobody"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Author of "The Private Misadventures of Nell Nobody," Jennifer Newbold 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 she enjoys

Diane Davies for "Jeannie Ann's Grandma Has Breast Cancer"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

Diane Davies, award-winning author of Life in the Neck New Friends, Life in the Neck Squirrel Trouble, Life in the Neck Advent of Christmas, and Jeannie Ann’s Grandma Has Breast Cancer, lives in the Neck right next to the animals making their home there. You’ll find her in one of the Neck’s two