Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Writing 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 Longlist is shown in random order.
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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
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
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
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
Jodie Smith for "Jubilee Bells"
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
Andrew Phillips for "RIMBOMBO - THE LEGEND OF BOOM TIDDLE"
I am currently retired from the public education system in North Carolina. My career spans nearly thirty years of teaching early childhood classes, working as a Home/School Coordinator, Arts Coordinator and elementary principal. During that time my wife and I team-taught many of those years in early
Sam Clarke for "The Walls of Shimar"
Sam Clarke is addicted to rock music, coffee, and Japanese manga. Her first novel, The Twelfth Ring (a Page Turner Awards finalist and a BBNYA semi-finalist) reached #1 in the Amazon Young Adult Thrillers charts. Her second book, The Templar Sword (a Page Turner Awards finalist and Ink and Insights
Scott Rose for "Death on the Fells"
I'm an unpublished, aspiring author, with a love for locked room mysteries and boundless imagination. My first full length novel was my first murder mystery story, written for the toughest critics of all - the women of my immediate family - as a Christmas present, thus answering the question; 'what
Victoria Brown for "Darling Girl"
Victoria is a writer of sapphic thrillers and women's fiction, based in Cambridge, UK. Her novel, 'Darling Girl', won the 2022 'I Am In Print' thriller competition and a place on the Curtis Brown Creative Advanced Crime and Thriller course. She has had a number of flash fiction pieces published
David Aboulafia for "The Heartbreak Hotel"
I am an attorney with a practice in New York. I've published three books through John Hunt Publishing ("JHP,") as well as 13 articles in local and national publications on topics including watchmaking, wheelchair sports, baseball, food & drug law and politics. My first novel, Visions Through a Glass
I. R. Fox for "The Goldweaver"
When I hold a book in my hands, it’s a key. It’s a key to another person, another world, another adventure. My favourite books are those that are imaginative and fantastical, by authors who have thought beyond the realms of our own understanding and existence, and created something else. This is
Jill Whitehouse for "Push Me, Pull You"
I’m a lawyer who started writing about five years ago. I'm currently submitting Push Me, Pull You, a psychological suspense novel, to agents with this pitch: As a doctor Anne swore to do no harm; as a wife is the cost of keeping that promise is too high? Earlier drafts have been in the top 10% of
Pamela Belle for "A Parcel of Rogues"
I'm a proud native of Suffolk, but now live in Wiltshire, divorced with two adult sons, in a small house with a garden I've made from scratch, and two loving, beautiful, mischievous and entertaining Burmese kittens. I've been writing since I was a small child, and began my first published book at
Susea Spray for "A Big Blue Boat Is Out On The Brine"
As a child, Susea was always engrossed in a book. It really wasn’t surprising when she chose lower primary for her career. A retired classroom teacher who majored in English and Children's Literature, Susea spent 23 years making literacy learning fun for her young students. Her favourite time of day
Harriet Garfinkle for "Waltzing On Our Knees"
My short fiction has appeared in The Conglomerate, Open: The Journal of Arts and Letters, RiverSedge, a publication of University of Texas, and Gris-gris Online Journal of Literature, Culture and the Arts. I have received several Effie Lee Morris awards from the WNBA-SF Chapter. I am an alumna of
Raymond Paul Johnson for "The Raven Society: Conspiracy Ignited"
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
David W. Berner for "The Islander"
David W. Berner is a best-selling and award-winning author of several books of memoir and fiction. He has been honored as the Writer-in-Residence at the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando and at the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, Illinois. His books have been recognized by the Society of
Celia Quartermain for "Collateral Damage"
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
Laura Beeby for "Veronica Perfect"
I'm a Canadian-Dutch writer temporarily living in Canada as a caregiver for my elderly father, but my permanent home is in Rotterdam with my Dutch musician husband whom I met in a music forum for fans of the Hollies. My background is in advertising copywriting and, along with my English and History
Kathleen Hannon for "The Confession of Hemingway Jones"
A former Hollywood development executive, working on such films such as "U-571" and "Terminator 3," Kathleen Hannon rotated her North Carolina desk from west-facing to east when the recession hit and wrote her first middle grade novel for her daughters. "Bye for Now: A Wisher's Story" was published
Steve Rush for "Lethal Impulse"
Steve Rush’s experience includes tenure as homicide detective and chief forensic investigator for a national consulting firm in the field of forensic and environmental pathology and medicine. Once hailed as, “The best forensic investigator in the United States” by the late Joseph L. Burton, M.D
Paula Sewell for "The Whitechapel Club"
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
Tony Durrant for "Veldt Hunter"
Tony Durrant is a former national newspaper journalist. He has an MA in Creative Writing and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award 2020. Tony grew up on industrial Tyneside, which he escaped regularly to explore the wilds of Northumberland. In the further pursuit of excitement
John Nassari for "The Dream Traveller"
John is an award winning portrait and wedding photographer. He has exhibited three times at the National Portrait Gallery, shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. John also has a PhD in Refugee Studies, with an interest in personal and family narrative. He has had an interest
R.M. Lewis for "The Alchemist"
Nurse by day. Dark fantasy writer by night.
David Atkinson for "Future Proof"
Hi Everyone, I'm an Edinburgh based writer. My first novel Love Byte was published by Joffe Books and was shortlisted for the Romantic Comedy of the Year by the Romantic Novelist Association (RNA) Subsequently I have written two further novels to date, Squeezed and The Second Life of Nathan Jones
Victoria Osborne for "Heartwood"
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
Morag Higgins for "The Engineer"
Hi, I am by profession a horse trainer and I work with psychologically and physically abused animals to rehabilitate them and bring a little peace to their lives. I write articles for equestrian magazines and equestrian training books but my real passion however is for SciFi, I absolutely love it, I
Darianne Perez for "Luminary Odyssey: The Children of Stardust"
A recent graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in Writing & Linguistics and a minor in Art History. Freelance writer and editor, and lover of all things nerdy!
Reid Linney for "Pyrate Crossover"
Silicon Valley Executive-at-Large. Private Investor. Novelist. Constant Learner. From nothing to 2021 Page Turner Awards Finalist; to #1 New Release on Amazon. I blame it on my grandson. I’ve always had a passion for taking a wordless page and creating something interesting. And dreamt of writing a
Deb Campbell for "The Trouble with Trees"
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