2023 Book Adaptation Needed Longlist

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Screenplay Award - Book Adaptation Needed Finalists, shown in random order!

Please join us in congratulating these rising stars by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission. Click 'see more' to read their submission. And you can also congratulate the writers in our forum.

Wherever you see duplicate faces, it's not a mistake, those writers are to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the finals!

These authors are in the running to win a book adaptation from Page Turner Awards to have their novel adapted to a film script!

Anitha Perinchery for "One Hundred Years of War"
Genre: Drama

Imagine Succession crossed with The Great Gatsby, and you’d have ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF WAR. The series is an adaptation of Mahabharata, the Indian epic mythology, set in 20th-century United States. It is a tale of powerful men and women who fight ruthlessly, hate virulently, and love unwisely. Have

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

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

Helen Matthews for "Girl Out of Sight"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Helen Matthews writes page-turning psychological suspense novels and is fascinated by the darker side of human nature and how a life can change in an instant. Her novel The Girl in the Van, published by Darkstroke Books, won the suspense and thriller genre in the 2022 Pageturner Awards. Other novels

Jamie Garzot for "Unconventional: A Memoir of Entrepreneurism, Politics, and Pot"
Genre: Memoir

With eleven years of lawful cannabis industry experience, Jamie Andrea Garzot is one of California’s pioneers. She has boots-on-the-ground experience as a state-licensed cannabis retailer, an appointed city official, and an industry advocate. Since the beginning of her industry tenure in 2009

Jan Foster for "Destiny Awaiting"
Genre: Fantasy

By day, Jan juggles consultancy work with her family, but by night she sneaks off, into the past. Her penchant for sprinkling history with magic is fueled by coffee and Cadburys. When not writing, Jan takes her dogs and small monsters into the countryside, especially if there is a castle or historic

Marcia Maidana for "The Ghosts of Lewis Manor "
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

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

James Wadsworth for "Archer of the Heathland: Deliverance"
Genre: Action Adventure

J.W. Elliot is a professional historian, martial artist, canoer, bow builder, knife maker, woodturner, and rock climber. He has a Ph.D. in Latin American and World History. He has lived in Idaho, Oklahoma, Brazil, Arizona, Portugal, and Massachusetts. He writes non-fiction works of history about the

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

Rita Baid for "39 Plus One"
Genre: Romance

Ragh Bir’s family arrived in the UK in the early 1960’s. Born in the Summer of Love, in Slough, Berkshire, she found growing up in a family with a strict Indian father challenging to her free-spirited nature. Her Indian upbringing was neither traditional, nor, contemporary, and she found herself

Louise Mangos for "Strangers on a Bridge"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Louise writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, which have won prizes, placed on shortlists, and have been read out on BBC radio. Her short fiction has appeared in more than twenty print anthologies and magazines. Some of these are also online, links to which can be found on her website. She

Matt Ritter for "HALO AROUND THE MOON"
Genre: Crime

MATT RITTER grew up in rural Mendocino County, California. After earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from U.C. Santa Barbara, he attended U.C. San Diego for a Ph.D. in plant biology and is now a biology professor in San Luis Obispo, California. The author of several best-selling non-fiction

Matt Ritter for "RAINWALKERS"
Genre: Action Adventure

MATT RITTER grew up in rural Mendocino County, California. After earning a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from U.C. Santa Barbara, he attended U.C. San Diego for a Ph.D. in plant biology and is now a biology professor in San Luis Obispo, California. The author of several best-selling non-fiction

Angelica Stevenson for "The Karmatic Way Series: Side Effects #1"
Genre: Mystery & Cozy Mystery

A Gemini through and through, Angelica has two different writing styles that work together to enlighten and motivate her readers when they read her works of art. The first style writing in the poetry, fantasy, self-help and parenting genre to include helpful messages that are either subtle, in

Joelle Habbaki for "Surrender"
Genre: Romance

For over a decade, Joelle Habbaki has been the powerhouse behind a successful event design company, honing her skills in creativity, communication, and organization. Yet all along there was a nagging urge that never left her. The urge to write stories that capture the essence of love in all its

DW Plato for "The Dragon from Guangzhou"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Livin' the dream. D.W. Plato has degrees in Business Management and Psychology. This education gives her the multiple skills she needs to be a full-time landlord. “One of these days I’ll be a full-time AUTHOR and a part-time landlord,” she jokes. #lifegoals With four books already published, she's

DW Plato for "Glue"
Genre: Women's Fiction

Livin' the dream. D.W. Plato has degrees in Business Management and Psychology. This education gives her the multiple skills she needs to be a full-time landlord. “One of these days I’ll be a full-time AUTHOR and a part-time landlord,” she jokes. #lifegoals With four books already published, she's

DW Plato for "The Sinners' Club"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Livin' the dream. D.W. Plato has degrees in Business Management and Psychology. This education gives her the multiple skills she needs to be a full-time landlord. “One of these days I’ll be a full-time AUTHOR and a part-time landlord,” she jokes. #lifegoals With four books already published, she's

Stephanie Haxton for "Exposed to All Villainies"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Steph Haxton, historian, author and wordsmith, is always inspired by place. Pendennis Castle is a site she worked at for many years, finding forgotten facts that begged to be put into stories. Historical novels offer Steph the opportunity to give people of the past a voice. Her self-published

Angela Brownemiller for "REVEALING THE OMEGA KEY: Cosmic Love Story Through Ancient End-Time Earth-Change Prophecy to Modern Global Conspiracy"
Genre: Paranormal & Supernatural

As seen on Oprah, Talk of the Nation, and in hundreds of media including the Dr. Angela Hour of which she is host, Dr. Angela Brownemiller, also known as Dr. Angela®, is author of numerous books in several genres ranging from non-fiction to fiction to poetry, and other specific genres, some

S.P. Grogan for "Vegas Die"
Genre: Mystery & Cozy Mystery

SP Grogan began his career as a college newspaper editor, winner of the Shubert Fellowship in Playwriting, a newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and taking creative writing classes at Harvard. He published his first mystery thriller, "Vegas Die" in 2008 which won an award for Best Regional

Pam Henry for "A Saucer Full of Secrets"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

Pam Henry has been writing stories for children since she was a young girl with some success, but during the Covid lockdowns, she had plenty of time to ramp up her efforts. Her three children are all grown and flown, and she lives in Wiltshire with her husband and their young Staffordshire Bull

S J MANTLE for "Waiting To Die"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

S J Mantle is a graduate of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. She is married and has two grown-up children. She divides her time between writing and running a smallholding in the West Country. As a police officer for twenty-seven years, she worked on some high-profile criminal

Chuck Morgan for "Crime Family, A Buck Taylor Novel"
Genre: Mystery & Cozy Mystery

2019 Pacific Book Awards Best Mystery Finalist…Crime Delayed 2020 Pacific Book Awards Best Mystery Winner…Crime Denied Chuck Morgan attended Seton Hall University and Regis College and spent thirty-five years as a construction project manager. He is an avid outdoorsman, an Eagle Scout and a licensed

Matthew Putland for "SOLAR"
Genre: Action Adventure

Matthew Putland is a British sci-fi and adventure author. He has a Bachelor’s and Master's degree in science, is a qualified secondary school teacher and is doing a PhD in evolutionary environmental physiology. He enjoys writing sci-fi that is routed in real science and stretches the boundaries of

Florian Bushy for "Living Green and the Spell"
Genre: Childrens Picture Books

When the award-winning indie author Florian Bushy visited the “ECO-92 - Earth Summit” in June 1992, his environmentalist side flourished. Since then, he has written books, produced more than 100 educational short documentaries for schools, and sorted his recycling at home to make a difference in

Annabel Kantaria for "The One That Got Away"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Annabel Kantaria won the inaugural Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and went on to secure two consecutive three-book deals with HQ Stories at Harper Collins UK. She’s now had five novels published, with the latest, 'The House of Whispers', written under the

Ann Girdharry for "The Woman in Room 19"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Ann Girdharry is a British novelist. She writes bestselling crime thrillers and psychological suspense. Ann was a Finalist in the prestigious Kindle Storyteller Award 2022. Her debut novel was an Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist, and her new releases regularly hit the Top 50 Amazon Hot New Release

Ashley Emma for "Amish Accident"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Ashley Emma wrote her first novel at age 12 and published it at 16. She was home schooled and knew since she was a child that she wanted to be a novelist. She's now an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of over 20 Amish fiction books. Ashley has a deep respect and love for the Amish and

Stephen Bridger for "Frag"
Genre: Sci-Fi

Late starter. Spent most of my time working in hospitals, bringing up a family, and in the occasional down times, running, reading and co-authoring science and medical papers - over 50 published, but none of major significance. Started writing fiction in May 2022 - currently writing fourth book

Rick Lee for "High Ground"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Richard Authier Lee has worked in broadcasting, news writing, media relations and nonprofit management. He holds a degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire, earned in a previous century. He worked with transmitters and electronics for years and observed the effects of

Kim Black for "Little Black Dress"
Genre: Mystery & Cozy Mystery

Kim Black is a not-quite-cozy genre mixologist and award-winning author. She loves learning new things and returned to school in her fifties to receive her certification in screenwriting. She is a member of the Texas High Plains Writers, one of the oldest writers' groups in America. She speaks to

Ben Burgess Jr. for "Mothers Vol. 1"
Genre: American Urban Street Fiction

Ben Burgess Jr is the author of the award-winning novels "Monster," "Wounded," "Love and Happiness," " A Father's Sacrifice: Daddy's Girl," and the new novel "Defining Moments: Black and White." He is an active performer of spoken word poetry. Ben Burgess Jr uses his love of writing to inspire and