2023 Best Book Award Genres

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Best Book Genres!

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These authors were selected as the Best Book Genres for their submission in their genre. See these winning genre authors on YouTube.

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

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

Anne Allen for "The Inheritance"
Genre: Drama

Anne Allen lives in Devon but originates from Rugby. Finding early on in life that she loved the sea she spent most of her adult years moving from one coast to another. Her happiest time was spent in Guernsey where she lived for nearly 14 years and her books are all set on that beautiful island

Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop Alsop for "DAUGHTER OF SPIES: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies"
Genre: Memoir

Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop is the author of over 50 works of fiction for adults and children under the pen name Elizabeth Winthrop. These include the award-winning fantasy series, The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle as well as the short story, The Golden Darters, read on the

Marcia Maidana for "The Ghosts of Lewis Manor "
Genre: Paranormal & Supernatural

Marcia is the award-winning novelist of AWAKEN: SHADOWS OF A FORGOTTEN PAST and ALIVE: SHADOWS OF A LIVING PAST. Her latest novel, THE GHOSTS OF LEWIS MANOR was published in September. And THE HAUNTING OF BLACKWATER is scheduled to be released in October of 2023. Marcia was born and raised in

Kathleen Stone for "Hey Jude"
Genre: Romance

Kathleen has been a freelance writer since 1999 and now writes full time. Her work has appeared in Doll World Magazine, Apolloslyre.com, The Lake County Journals, Trails.com; USA Today (travel), Livestrong.com (lifestyle), Essortment, eHow, Answerbag, Examiner.com, Suite101 and YahooVoices. She is

Stella Harvey for "The Brink of Freedom"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Stella Leventoyannis Harvey is a fiction writer whose short stories have appeared in The Literary Leanings Anthology, The New Orphic Review, Emerge Magazine and The Dalhousie Review. Her non-fiction has appeared in Pique Newsmagazine, The Question and the Globe and Mail. Signature Editions published

D. Liebhart for "House on Fire"
Genre: Women's Fiction

D. Liebhart is the developer of the amazingly effective How to be an Unsuccessful Novelist program. One: At fifteen, cultivate infatuation of iconic performer (Think: Bowie, but anyone unattainable will suffice). Analyze lyrics to the exclusion of other pursuits, like say homework. Set goal of

Ralph Jones for "Welcome to Winkdale"
Genre: Comedy & Humour

I write comedy and journalism, and have been published in places like The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Sunday Times Magazine. I have written two books - Welcome to Winkdale and How to Skim a Stone - and my comedy has been shortlisted for awards like the Writers' Guild Award and the BBC Writer's

Matt McChlery for "Standing in the Storm: Living with Faith and Cancer"
Genre: Christian

Speaker, author and songwriter, Matt McChlery, was born in Zimbabwe. In early 2016 Matt was diagnosed with cancer (non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) so took some time out of performing and recording. However he continued to write his blog and chronicled his journey whilst battling the disease which has since

Keema Waterfield Waterfield for "Inside Passage, A Memoir"
Genre: Creative 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

John Danenbarger for "Entanglement-Quantum and Otherwise"
Genre: Crime

John Danenbarger spends much of his time writing in Italy. Born in Atlanta, he graduated from University of Kansas with a degree in English and Creative Writing. With a backlist of short stories, Danenbarger established the Salem Massachusetts Writers' Club. After living in Oslo, Norway, Stockholm

Mark Rasmussen for "The Journey (No matter how far you run, your demons always follow)"
Genre: Action Adventure

MARK T. RASMUSSEN is an Australian author born by the sea, cultivated in the city, formed via the world. Previously a professional journalist and editor, Mark now writes evocative, thought provoking subject matter for his adult novels and screenplays, and fun, captivating, thoughtful books for

Olga Tymofiyeva for "Just City"
Genre: Young Adult

Olga Tymofiyeva, PhD, was born in 1981 in Kyiv, Ukraine. After having lived in Ukraine and Germany, she now lives in the US and works as an Associate Professor of Neuroimaging at the University of California in San Francisco. The award-winning novella Just City is Olga’s first fiction book, which

Allan Batchelder for "This Thing of Darkness"
Genre: Horror

Allan is a professional actor, educator, writer and former stand-up comedian. During his years on stage, he’s gotten to participate in countless battles – some even with other people – involving longswords, rapiers, daggers, staves, pistols, bottles, loaves of French bread and, of course, his grimy

Sara Arnold for "The Big Buna Bash"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

I am a semi-retired elementary school teacher, originally from the U.S. but immigrated to Israel in 1981. I am the author of "The Big Buna Bash" a multicultural children's book about an Ethiopian girl and how the Ethiopian traditional coffee ceremony "brings people together". My book was published

Christer Lende for "The Beast Hunters"
Genre: Fantasy

Christer Lende is an Award Winning author who began writing in a library, which sounds fitting, only he was supposed to be there working on his engineering degree. He is a professional screenwriter, working with the Norwegian movie producer behind “One Love”, “Who Killed Birgitte” and “All about my

Ronit Plank for "Home is a Made-Up Place"
Genre: Short Stories

Ronit Plank is a writer, teacher, speaker, and host and producer of the award-winning podcast And Then Everything Changed. A native New Yorker and former actress, she studied with Uta Hagen, Alfred Molina, Ensemble Studio Theatre and performed on stage in NYC and Los Angeles. As member of The Actors

for "We Are Not Saints: The Acolyte"
Genre: LGBT

H. Les Brown has master’s degrees in philosophy and theology from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has worn many hats over the course of his careers: minister and spiritual director, computer programmer and tech writer, Chief Information Officer and Quality Systems Auditor, Management

Miroslava Kočvarová for "Seek the Upside Eyes, There are Two."
Genre: Poetry

Elliotté P. Joel is a poet, painter, sculptor, editor-in-chief of Estetično Magazine for young literature, arts and philosophy, and founder of the Literary Association Absence of Meaning Žilina. She is the author of three poetry collections and one literary study. The work documenting her mental

P.J. Murphy for "Dead Letters"
Genre: Mystery & Cozy Mystery

Born in the UK and currently living in Switzerland, Paul has written four novels, two of which have been published. The other two will probably never again see the light of day, although they have good titles. As a writer, Paul tries to stick to the adage ‘write what you know’, although with the

E.T. Gunnarsson for "Forgive Us"
Genre: Sci-Fi

E.T. Gunnarsson translates imagination into words for a living. E.T. Gunnarsson's debut book, Forgive Us, received the accolades for Best Sci-Fi Book at the 2021 San Francisco Book Festival and Best Post-Apocalyptic Book at the 2021 Fiction Awards. Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains (9,000 feet

Glenn Somodi for "Olly & The Spores of Oak Hill"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

Glenn Somodi writes his stories in the short space between lying down and dreaming. The stories are written over many nights, replayed, and rewritten in his head for enjoyment. His mission is to find anyone who enjoys reading the stories as much as he enjoys creating them. He is a proud graduate of

Thomas Henry Pope for "Imperfect Burials"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Thomas Henry Pope gives the landscapes in his novels as much agency to influence events as he does to his characters. His narrative style draws on his passions of journalism, theater, songwriting and teaching. And his world travels provide grist for his characters and stories. His debut novel