2022 Writing Award Finalists

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

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Benjamin Gareh for "Bad Things Will Happen"

I am a forty something, multicultural writer from London who believes in creating stories about characters that are able to break free from the pressures of tradition, religion, class and sexual stereotyping in order to discover who they truly are. I have two teenage children and two wonderful

Robin McGrew for "Things that Grow in the Dark"

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

Natalie Goes for "The Green Lightning"

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"

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

Adam Wright for "Haunted is a Strong Word"

I am a creative soul, the first in my family to get to go to University where I studied film. Unfortunately, I was never able to break into the entertainment industry, but still have a passion for storytelling and look for opportunities to express creativity. Having dealt with a fair amount of

Mikey Jackson for "Shards of Glass"

Mikey Jackson is a versatile scriptwriter and novelist from the seaside town of Worthing, near Brighton. His TV sitcom Listen, Dr Woo was previously in development with Sen Creations. Actors attached included Ozzie Yue, Pik-Sen Lim and Dave Wong. His TV drama spec script Seven Magpies earned him a

KIM GOTTLIEB-WALKER for "Caterina by Moonlight"

Kim Gottlieb-Walker is an American photographer and writer living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 50 years, she has built a distinctive portfolio that includes some of the most notable musicians and personalities of the '60s and '70s. A graduate of UCLA with honors in Motion Picture

Peter Kesterton for "Toys in the Tree"

I was born in Manchester to Irish parents, I went to Bristol University and then Oxford where I studied physics and astronomy. I then worked at the BBC, firstly on the technical side as a studio manager and sound engineer, and then later as a journalist and producer in news and documentaries

Edward Pontacoloni for "The Rookery"

Edward Pontacoloni is an New York Attorney Emeritus Pro Bono Publico and an outdoorsman residing in New York's Adirondack Park with his wife of 43 years, Janice. His bragabout children, Edward, Nicholas, Denise and Michael are grown. He is the author of the fairy tale, The Adventures of Firstyr the

Robert Parkhouse for " One Year, Two Months, Three Weeks and Four Days"

After gaining a Creative Writing (Novel) M.A. from Middlesex University in 2017, I completed my first novel manuscript in 2020. During 2022, I completed the Writing a Novel course from Faber Academy. I am currently working on my second novel. Previously, I have had over fifty articles and short

David Tenenbaum Tenenbaum for "The Last Plague"

David Tenenbaum is a novelist and screenwriter from Richmond, VA. He’s written six books including a cli-fi thriller The Lost Tide, which was shortlisted at the Eyelands Book Awards and its sequel The Lost Tide: Playing with Fire, which received the Kops-Fetherling Legacy Honorable Mention Prize.

David Tenenbaum Tenenbaum for "Survivor Andromeda"

David Tenenbaum is a novelist and screenwriter from Richmond, VA. He’s written six books including a cli-fi thriller The Lost Tide, which was shortlisted at the Eyelands Book Awards and its sequel The Lost Tide: Playing with Fire, which received the Kops-Fetherling Legacy Honorable Mention Prize.

Jude Tattersall for "Scripted Love"

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

Teri-Lynn Hope for "Haunted Ladies Literary Club"

Born and raised in upstate New York, school in New England, lived in California, residing part of the year in England, but I go back and forth. I dated a rower in college who took me to Henley-on-Thames for the Regatta once and I decided to come back after a marketing career. I traded a sunny beach

Diane Wald for "The Bayrose Files"

Diane Wald’s novel Gillyflower was published in April 2019 by She Writes Press and won first place in the novella category from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, first place in the novella category from American Book Fest, first place in Fiction: Novella from International Book Awards, and a

JAY JONES for "Lethal Justice"

Originally from India, Jay and her husband now live in Worcestershire with their very spoilt cat, Sooty. Lethal Justice, her debut novel, is the first of a planned series. Set against a backdrop of Southampton in England and a fictitious town in India, the book is a fusion of two cultures and

JAY JONES for "The Assassin Who Loved Me"

Originally from India, Jay and her husband now live in Worcestershire with their very spoilt cat, Sooty. Lethal Justice, her debut novel, is the first of a planned series. Set against a backdrop of Southampton in England and a fictitious town in India, the book is a fusion of two cultures and

Steve Blayney for "The Authority"

My name is Steve Blayney, I am 56 years young and a fiancé (soon to be husband), a father and a grandfather, as well as an aircraft safety engineer. After leaving school at the tender age of 16, I joined the Royal Air Force and proudly served Queen and country for fifteen years. Upon leaving the RAF

JMC Michaels for "The Mind of Master Khang"

J. C. Michaels is an award winning, critically acclaim novelist published in more than twelve languages. His educational background includes physics and mathematics as well as degrees in music performance and neuroscience. His professional work includes more than a decade as an adventure travel

Ramune Luminaire for "Leonard's Legacy "

My writing career started in 1981 when I became the editorial assistant for Good Living magazine and worked as a freelance contributor to Honey. By 1985 I was launch editor of LOOKS and in 1987 I became a freelance editor – focussing on creating new titles and resuscitating sick ones. I also worked

Sophie Morton-Thomas for "Bird Spotting in a Small Town"

Writer of psychological thrillers with a feminist focus. Currently studying at Cambridge University, UK. I like to write dark stories but the good will often prevail. I live in West Sussex in the UK with my husband; I have three kids too and some cats. I'm an English teacher during the day when I'm

Sandeep Adnani for "Unforgettable"

Sandeep Adnani is the Amazon #1 Bestselling Author of ‘The Codes of the Exiled Rogue’ , ‘The Origin of the Exiled Rogue’ and ‘The Prophecy of the Exiled Rogue’ eBooks. He nurtured this metaphysical and transformational fiction idea for over six years before publishing the first part in July 2019

Dee_Tats Zell Tatsakron for "City of Monsters"

​Danielle graduated from Montana State university in 2012 with a degree in Biology. She experimented with several healthcare related jobs after that, including work in tissue recovery and as a lab technician. Currently she is a middle school science teacher and a volunteer Court Appointed Special

Dee_Tats Zell Tatsakron for "Daughter of Salt and Sea"

​Danielle graduated from Montana State university in 2012 with a degree in Biology. She experimented with several healthcare related jobs after that, including work in tissue recovery and as a lab technician. Currently she is a middle school science teacher and a volunteer Court Appointed Special

StellaJackson Kittow for "The Rescue"

I have interviewed many authors including Bill Bryson, Ian Rankin, Lionel Shriver and Rosamunde Pilcher for the international writing magazine, Writers’ Forum, and have also written for the Daily Mail, Woman’s Weekly, Vision Now, Classic Boat, Sailing Today and many other magazines. I have been a

Jane Anderson for "The Princess Painter"

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

Rajan Nair for "Regicide in Pulivaalgiri"

I have been an advertising copy writer for more than 30 years now, and have won over 150 national and several international awards for excellence in creativity, for some of the biggest brands in India. I finally took time off and wrote a novel. This is my first one, and it’s about 30 years late in

Pamela Meyer for "DEATH IN MINIATURE"

As a high school forensic science teacher, I discovered inventive ways to solve crimes and the 'world's mother of forensics,' Frances Glessner Lee. Lee's breathtaking miniature crime scenes ignited my imagination and stirred a passion in me to capture the stories that came to mind on the page. I am

Deborah Tomkins Tomkins for "A Wilder Shore"

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

Douglas Levine for "ADD A STONE AND GO PIERCE THE SKY"

Dr. Doug Levine is a physician scientist. He is the primary author or co-author of 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and meeting abstracts, and is lead author on a new narrative review focused on health care reform in the United States. Complementing his technical

Nell_Anthony Anthony for "The Cursed"

Clennell has published short stories in a few literary magazines. She self-published a novella entitled The Circle and Dark Brilliance, a book of short story on Amazon.com. She writes romance in many of its subgenres: thrillers, suspense and mystery, paranormal and fantasy, and contemporary romance

Lennox Truman … VAN DER PUT for "The Hermit & The Warrior"

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