2022 Writing Award Finalists

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

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Raymond Paul Johnson for "The Raven Society: Conspiracy Ignited"
Genre: Crime

Like the protagonist of my debut novel, I’m a trial attorney and former CIA combat pilot. I’m also principal co-author of Defective Product: Evidence to Verdict, Juris Publishing/New York, and author of over 50 law-related magazine articles. Additionally, I’ve served as legal consultant to the Los

Susan Grillo for "Secrets Best Hidden"
Genre: Women's Fiction

I write in a variety of genres: Women’s Fiction, Mysteries/Thrillers, Romantic Suspense, and Historical Time Travel. As a native of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs, all my books occur in Pennsylvania. Regardless of the genre, suspenseful and mysterious elements are captured in every book. All

Scott Corey Corey for "Lorelei the Fate Shifter"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

Scott Corey’s interest in international events and love of travel has prompted him to live in West Africa, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. He has worked as a teacher, reporter, editor, public relations specialist, and feature writer for the Kansas City Star. He has ridden a camel along the

Karen Wallace for "Productive Bliss"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

I was born in Bristol, grew up in South Gloucestershire, and live in London. I studied at the University of Warwick and UCL and worked as a librarian for several years. I'm currently a student on the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course.

Celia Quartermain for "Collateral Damage"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

I was born in Berlin, and grew up in the Army, moving from place to place. All of the work I've done in my adult life has been in the worlds of media/entertainment/storytelling. I started in the office of the Anna Scher Children’s Theatre in Islington in the early 1980s’, leaving to move to a small

Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

Shelly Steig has more than two decades experience which includes five novelty science books for children, four books for adults, and more than 350 articles in national and regional magazines. On the editing side, she’s worked as a copy editor for a children’s publishing company, as well as an on

William Doetsch Doetsch for "The End of All Things"
Genre: Young Adult

William Doetsch has spent his entire life in Michigan, but with the help of books he has traveled the world and beyond. He can usually be found in Grand Rapids, where he keeps a sharp eye out for dinosaurs and dragons, so far with no luck. When he’s not reading, daydreaming, or making friends with

John Kitchen for "Mine-Shift"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade 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

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

melinamondradi Mondradi for "Wine Defined—A Small Format, Quick Read"
Genre: Non-Fiction

Hi there! My name is Melina Mondradi, I'm 26 years young, and I've written three books, the second of which has been published. My first two books are autobiographies that I ghost wrote on behalf of corporate clients. My third book is my pride and joy, as I have both written and authored it. This

Paula Sewell for "The Whitechapel Club"
Genre: Historical Fiction

I'm an award-winning screenwriter with an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. I've written my first novel entitled THE WHITECHAPEL CLUB. I'm a member of Sisters in Crime and MWA. Originally from Denver, I lived most of my life in Los Angeles and have recently moved from Toronto, Ontario, to Atlanta, GA

Genre: Historical Fiction

I read History at Birmingham University as a mature student in the 1980s. My career has included working for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, RCA Records European Office, a major recording artist's management company in Los Angeles, Q Prime Artist Management in London, Age Concern in Gateshead

L. S. Mackie for "Crossing to Jordan"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Laurie Mackie is an emerging writer and artist who resides in Kamloops, British Columbia. She is a graduate of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Bachelor of Arts Creative Writing program. Her favoured topics focus on social and women's issues in the genres of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Laurie

KaraStefan Stefan for "The Journalists"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

I have been a freelance writer since 1997. My professional career includes working as a marketing copywriter, journalist, feature columnist, ghostwriter, and non-fiction author (Head of Household: Money Management for Single Parents; ABC CLIO/Praeger; 2009). I grew up in Georgia and South Carolina

Alan J. Peterson for "The Boy Who Forgot How to Flinch"
Genre: Crime

I grew up on a council estate and enjoyed the same parental neglect as everyone around me. This was fine for the most part, but my big brother was effectively my guardian, which was rubbish, because he was a highly manipulative narcissist, hated me, and became a heroin addict when I was thirteen

Victoria Osborne for "Heartwood"
Genre: Historical Fiction

My writing has been performed on stage and screen. I’ve worked in tv script departments as storyliner, script editor, and writer. My Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing led to two novels on Amazon, one of which was Commended in the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished

Dayna Ault for "Who Made This Mess?"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

Dayna Ault began writing at an early age. She landed the Editor-in-Chief position of her school/community newspaper at age 15, serving until she received her diploma in 1980. She went on to freelance for religious and parenting magazines, as she raised and homeschooled her growing family. After the

Leslie Liautaud for "BUTTERFLY PINNED"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Leslie Liautaud is an American playwright and novelist. Her award winning immersive play, SOUTHERN GOTHIC (2018), premiered at Windy City Playhouse in Chicago, IL. Her plays MIDNIGHT WALTZES (2006), HE IS US (2008), THE WRECK (2009), THE MANSION (2012) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: THE MILLENNIAL

Peter Fothergill for "The Boat Equation"
Genre: Sci-Fi

Peter Fothergill grew up in the far north of England. His early story-telling passion was fulfilled by designing and coding video games and composing and recording music. Writing was the next logical step. He studied computer science at university and has worked as a software engineer in London ever

Lennox Truman van der Put VAN DER PUT for "The Hermit & The Warrior"
Genre: Historical Fiction

I have wanted to be a writer from an early age. That aim was partly interrupted by a career in the marine insurance and shipping sectors of the City of London. During that time, I wrote articles in the trade press, and over a period of nine years, also compiled and self-published a quarterly

Trisha Larson Harmon for "Somewhere Between Dandelions"
Genre: Young Adult

I obtained my BA and MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry, but somehow always planned to write fiction and am currently writing YA. I'm a certified Spiritual Life Coach and plan to write a personal development book. When I'm not working my day job, you can find me writing, reading, and

Jane Anderson for "The Princess Painter"
Genre: Historical Fiction

I am an Edinburgh based writer. So far unpublished, but with some competition success: The opening of my first historical manuscript, The Girl Who Fled the Picture, was longlisted for the Adventures in Fiction 2018 New Voices competition. My first novel was shortlisted for the Scottish Book Trust

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

Deborah Tomkins Tomkins for "A Wilder Shore"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Deborah writes long and short fiction. Her flash fictions and short stories have been published in print and online by small presses, and two stories have won prizes. Her two novellas-in-flash have been longlisted in two different novella competitions, and her novels have reached longlists and

Robin McGrew for "Things that Grow in the Dark"
Genre: Fantasy

Born and raised in the mossy backwoods of Washington (a ripe setting for muddy adventures and gothic atmospheres), I've been telling stories about sprites and sasquatch for as long as I can remember. Now having migrated to the warm coast of the Bay Area, I spend my days working in a cozy videogame

Lisa Rollin for "Diary of a Rock Chick Mum"
Genre: Memoir

Professional violinist Lisa Rollin found herself pregnant whilst on tour with "Simply Red" … Surviving a tour schedule whilst pregnant, she decided to document her gig adventures pre and post baby; hence her “Diary of a Rock Chick Mum.”

Genre: Suspense & Thriller

My former career was a professional actor, working in film, TV, stage and radio. I'm now an award-winning writer in live events and film for corporate and government clients, specialising in communication strategy, creative concepts, copywriting and scriptwriting. I have written four novels. I’m a

Jude Tattersall for "Scripted Love"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Canadian-born, but always a wanderer. I have lived in France, Latin America, the Caribbean and even a sailboat for a year but now London is home. I spend my time writing short stories, jotting down notes for my next novel which takes place in South America and using my skills as a sommelier to

Natalie Goes for "The Green Lightning"
Genre: Fantasy

Natalie Goes was born in Siberia, has lived in six countries, speaks three languages fluently and two more badly. Her love of languages can only compare to her love of good books, and her library card gets quite a workout. The unique challenges faced by military families, as well as fascinating

Madeleine D'Arcy for "Feeling Savage"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

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

Wayne Christensen for "The Witchings of King James Part One: Birth from Death"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Husband, father, writer, professor, entrepreneur and zenvironmental fish and mangrove farmer, Wayne Christensen embraces the bliss, the blarney, and the baggage. He seeks learning experiences flush with opportunities for success and self-fulfillment.

Alexandra Palmer for "Dash the School Cat and Nap Time"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

I qualified as a primary school teacher in 2001 and have worked in Cornwall since then. I started to write for SPCK Publishing assembly website in 2017 which provides high quality Christian assemblies for teachers. My dream would be to see my book published and for it to be a starting point for