2023 Book Adaptation Needed Shortlist

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Screenplay Award - Book Adaptation Needed Shortlist, 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. See these shortlisted authors on YouTube.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria Liiv for "Angels Around Us (Heaven's Torment)"
Genre: Women's Fiction

Victoria Liiv is a writer, reader, nature lover and traveller at heart. She has been travelling through magical worlds since a very young age and wants more than anything to share the wonder with everyone else eager to escape from all things mundane. In her own everyday life she found the magic in

Phil Johnson for "Killer in the Crowd"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

Hi, I’m Phil, a former radio and TV reporter/producer in the UK, writing as PN Johnson. My debut novel, Killer in the Crowd was published in 2022 by Burning Chair Publishing, London. It was a Finalist in these awards. My second, Run to the Blue! is published on April 14th. My third novel has been

Jayne Doxtater for "The Box in the Closet"
Genre: Memoir

Jayne Doxtater was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and currently resides in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. A business owner and esthetician of 40 years, she is now semi-retired and loves spending time outdoors. A self-proclaimed tree hugger and chocolate lover, Jayne is