2022 Writing Award Shortlist

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Writing Award Shortlist!

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Julia Dunne for "In Her Skin"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Born in Spain, raised in Australia and now living in Ireland with my husband and two teenagers (hard stuff - the teenagers, I mean). I like to tap into the heart and mind of my protagonists, so readers connect to them on an emotional level, and write for women who enjoy a strong, yet flawed, female

Michael Bowe for "The Enduring Echo Of Words Unsaid"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

In 2020, Michael Bowe's second novel, The Weight of a Moment, won the American Fiction Award for Literary Fiction. A graduate of Georgetown University and a recipient of a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mr. Bowe is an accomplished businessman, entrepreneur, investor, and novelist, and a

Maggie Humm for "Radical Woman: Gwen John & Rodin"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Following academic books on feminism, art, and Virginia Woolf, I gained a Diploma in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia/Guardian and am honoured to be shortlisted for prizes, including the Impress and Eyelands prizes. I was mentored by The Literary Consultancy, and Gold Dust. A

Maria de Luca for "Prospect Avenue"
Genre: Historical Fiction

I’m a writer in search of an audience. Looking for an agent, a publisher. Oh, and a film producer too. That’d be nice. My flash fiction story, BE WITH YOU AGAIN, was a finalist at the West Atlantic Writing Awards in summer 2021. My screenplay, WOODEN HEART, was a finalist at the London International

Victoria Brown for "Darling Girl"
Genre: LGBT

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

J.C. Michaels for "The Mind of Master Khang"
Genre: Young Adult

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

Kathleen Hannon for "The Confession of Hemingway Jones"
Genre: Young Adult

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

Jane Bond for "Flick-Flack"
Genre: Fantasy

In my life I've worked in factories, behind several bars and once ran a livery stable. I spent fifteen years as a software engineer in England, Ireland and Scotland – sorry Wales. In 2007 we moved to France. Now I make jam and sell it on the local markets, which is far less lucrative, but far more

Laura Beeby for "Veronica Perfect"
Genre: Women's Fiction

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

Robert Parkhouse for " One Year, Two Months, Three Weeks and Four Days"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

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

Susea Spray for "A Big Blue Boat Is Out On The Brine"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

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

Elaine Hrivnak for "Miami's Vice & Virtue"
Genre: Young Adult

I teach English (ESL) both at the University of Pittsburgh and through my website: LearnESLPittsburgh.com. Writing has always been important to me. I enjoy creating new lives, then weaving strange but true aspects of our world into my creations. Since my family deals with neurodiversity and mental

JAY JONES for "The Assassin Who Loved Me"
Genre: Crime

Originally from India, Jay and her husband now live in Worcestershire with their very spoilt cat, Sooty. Her recently published debut novel, I, SAID THE FLY (the first book in The D.I. and The Assassin series ) won the 2022 Page Turner Award in the Crime Genre under its working title The Assassin