2023 Judges

Meet our judges for the Page Turner Awards 2023! We're delighted to welcome them to our 2023 Awards. Please browse through their profiles, so you can see what they're looking forward to reading in your entries in 2023.

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Samar Hammam is judging the 2022 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish!

Samar Hammam is judging the 2022 Writing Award and searching for a writer to represent and publish! She founded Rocking Chair Books Literary Agency in 2013 after six years as a Director at Toby Eady

Literary Manager, Sean Dubravac, is judging the 2023 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding fantastic screenwriters to manage.

Literary Manager, Sean Dubravac, is judging the 2023 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding fantastic screenwriters to manage.

Sean is the Co-founder of Entertainment Lab, a bicoastal Talent

Film producer, Nicola J. Ellis, is judging the 2022 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding scripts to option from screenwriters and produce their story.

 

Film producer, Nicola J. Ellis, is judging the 2022 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding scripts to option from screenwriters and produce their story.

Established in 1995, Nichola Ellis

Criminal lawyer and bestselling author, Nadine Matheson, is judging the 2023 Page Turner Book Award in the hope of spotting talented authors who are exceptional storytellers.

Criminal lawyer and bestselling author, Nadine Matheson, is judging the 2023 Page Turner Book Award in the hope of spotting talented authors who are exceptional storytellers.

Nadine signed with A.M

Melissa Hope is judging the 2023 Page Turner Young Writer Award.

Melissa Hope is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award and is the author of SEA OF KINGS, an award-nominated children's fantasy. She helps aspiring writers improve their craft and connect with the

Gale Winskill is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2022 in the hope of finding talented writers.

Gale Winskill is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2022 in the hope of finding new writers.

She has been an editor since 1993, both in-house and freelance, in the UK and Hong Kong. She has

Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make It Great, William M. Akers, a WGA Lifetime Member, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award hoping to discover talented screenwriters.  William has written for studios, independent producers, and network television.  He's had three features produced from his screenplays and his novel, Mrs. Ravenbach's Way, was traditionally published.  He taught filmmaking and screenwriting at Vanderbilt University and created Belmont University's Motion Pictures departme

Author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways to Make It Great, William M. Akers, a WGA Lifetime Member, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award hoping to discover talented screenwriters.

William

Film Producer, Barri Evans, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Feature Film Award in the hope of spotting talented screenwriters.

A working film producer and former industry executive with decades of experience, Barri Evins has sold pitches, specs, articles, and books to all the majors. As a teacher and story consultant, she

Tammy Letherer, a Chicago author and writing coach, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award hoping to discover talented writers.

Tammy Letherer, a Chicago author and writing coach, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award hoping to discover talented writers.

She has a long and varied professional writing career. After

Writer, writing coach and theatre-maker, Rebecca Megson-Smith, is judging the Writing Mentorship Award to find a writer to mentor and coach their book to publication status

Writer, writing coach and theatre-maker, Rebecca Megson-Smith, is judging the Writing Mentorship Award to find a writer to mentor and coach their book to publication status.

The only work that

Author, Shirley Fedorak, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find exciting new author voices.

Author, Shirley Fedorak, is judging the Page Turner Book Award, hoping to find exciting new author voices.

A former anthropology instructor, curriculum developer, and academic author at the

Film producer, Ginger Liu, is judging the 2023 Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to place their screenplays in front of film producers.

Film producer, Ginger Liu, is judging the 2023 Page Turner Awards Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to place their screenplays in front of film producers.

Ginger Liu is an author, visual

Karen Newman is judging the 2022 Page Turner Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to get their screenplays in front of film producers who are looking for scripts to option and produce.

Karen Newman is judging the 2023 Page Turner Screenplay Award for screenwriters who want to get their screenplays in front of film producers who are looking for scripts to option and produce.

Karen is

Elisa Doucette is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to look for beautiful writing that keeps readers emotionally engaged.

Elisa Doucette is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award to look for beautiful writing that keeps readers emotionally engaged.

Elisa is a writer, editor, and writing coach who travels the world

Sean Glatch judging Page Turner Screenplay Award in 2022. 

Sean Glatch judging Page Turner Screenplay Award in 2022. 

Sean Glatch is a poet, storyteller, and educator based in NYC. His work has appeared in 8 Poems, L’Ephemere Review, Rising Phoenix Press

Editor, poet, and novelist, Unoma Azuah, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find authors who will take her on a roller coaster ride with their stories.

Editor, poet, and novelist, Unoma Azuah, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find authors who will take her on a roller coaster ride with their stories.

She is a Professor of English at

Lauren Cribb Peacock is a film producer/writer looking for interesting film script projects and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award

Lauren Cribb Peacock is a film producer/writer looking for interesting film script projects and is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award. Lauren has worked as a Producer in the entertainment

Pulane Irene Chaka is judging Page Turner Awards Book Award for aspiring authors who are looking for their published work to be recognized by industry professionals.

Pulane Irene Chaka is judging Page Turner Awards Book Award for aspiring authors who are looking for their published work to be recognized by industry professionals.

Pulane, pronounced Pooh-Lah-Ni

Ran Walker is judging The 2022 Page Turner Awards Book Award for published authors

Ran Walker is judging the 2022 Page Turner Awards Book Award for published authors. Ran is the author of twenty-four books. He is the winner of the Indie Author Project's 2019 Indie Author of the

Author Charlotte Valentine is judging our 2022 Book Award.

Author Charlotte Valentine is judging our 2022 Book Award.

After studying Law in London, Charlotte moved into the corporate world where she was a Managing Director in Investment Banking before

Experienced editor, Jenny Rarden is judging the Page Turner Book and Writing Awards and is excited to be involved with this unique international writing contest.

Experienced editor, Jenny Rarden is judging the Page Turner Book and Writing Awards and is excited to be involved with this unique international writing contest.

She has been married for over 25

Natalia Leigh is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award with hopes to find writers aged between 18 and 25 who are talented character creators.

Natalia Leigh is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award with hopes to find writers aged between 18 and 25 who are talented character creators.

Natalia is the managing editor at Enchanted Ink

Libby Bushill from ProWritingAid is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Awards

Libby Bushill from ProWritingAid is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Awards

Libby is a Community Specialist at ProWritingAid. When she's not spreading the word about ProWritingAid via email

Humanitarian, entrepreneur and scientist, Asal Shirazi BEM, is judging the Page Turner Book Awards and hoping to discover some great new talented authors.

Humanitarian, entrepreneur and scientist, Asal Shirazi BEM, is judging the Page Turner Book Awards and hoping to discover some great new talented authors.
 
Asal is also a mother who has fought back

Humanitarian Laureate, Pramudith D. Rupasinghe, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find cultural stories that cross the borders of human interests.

Humanitarian Laureate, Pramudith D. Rupasinghe, is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to find cultural stories that cross the borders of human interests.

Laureate of Golden Aster Award for

Author Jessica Hatch is judging the Page Turner Book Award with the hope of finding published novels that wraps her up in the story.

Author Jessica Hatch is judging the Page Turner Book Award with the hope of finding published novels that wraps her up in the story.

Jessica has a passion for writing laugh-out-loud fiction with a

Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2023

Jenni Harrison Editorial Manager for Young Writers is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2022. Jenni has been an editor with Young Writers for ten years, selecting, editing and judging

Literary Agent, Kirstie Long, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!

Literary Agent, Kirstie Long, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!

Associate Agent Kirstie Long worked behind the scenes with Annette at A

Jordan Kantey is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2023 with the hope of finding talented young writers aged between 18 and 25 who have intriguing voices.

Jordan Kantey is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award in 2023 with the hope of finding talented young writers aged between 18 and 25 who have intriguing voices.

Jordan is a writer, editor

An American of Guyanese descent, Susan DeFreitas is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover great new books from talented authors.

An American of Guyanese descent, Susan DeFreitas is judging the Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover great new books from talented authors.

She is the author of the novel Hot Season, which won

Debut Young Adult Horror author, Zoé-Lee O’Farrell is judging the Page Turner Book Award, hoping to discover some new go-to authors to read and to help promote her book tour business, Zooloo’s Book Tours.  Zoé O’Farrell grew up in Watford, but left the town life to live by the sea down at the White Cliffs of Dover with her family.  She spends her days working with numbers before escaping in the evening to the world of words and movies. She is a book blogger at Zooloo’s Book Diary, where she reads a variety

Debut Young Adult Horror author, Zoé-Lee O’Farrell is judging the Page Turner Book Award, hoping to discover some new go-to authors to read and to help promote them using her book tour business.

Zo

Katja Kane from Novel Factory is judging the 2022 Page Turner Book Award for published novels by fiction and non-fiction authors.

Katja Kane from Novel Factory is judging the 2022 Page Turner Book Award for published novels by fiction and non-fiction authors.

Katja is the creator of the Novel Factory and a word-obsessed human

Donia Youssef is judging our 2022 Screenplay Award.

Donia Youssef is judging our 2022 Screenplay Award. She works in TV and film, with experience reading many scripts. Donia is currently working with a professional script doctor on a few of her

As a young aspiring writer herself, Holly Davis is judging our 2023 Young Writer Award.

As a young aspiring writer herself, Holly Davis is judging our Young Writer Award.

Holly works as a physical therapist by day and a writer by night in Chicago, and enjoys playing with her three

Jennifer Bisbing is judging the Page Turner Book Award, an international book contest for talented published authors.

Jennifer Bisbing is judging the Page Turner Book Award, an international book contest for talented published authors.

Jennifer is an award-winning book editor and photographer, originally from the

Blogger and podcaster and reviewer of books, Maya Grimley, is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award.

Blogger and podcaster and reviewer of books, Maya Grimley, is judging the Page Turner Young Writer Award.

She is a blogger and podcaster who reviews all kinds of books and movies. She’s been

Tara Avery is judging the 2022 Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award and offering a writing mentorship prize.

Tara Avery is judging the 2022 Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award and offering a writing mentorship prize. 

Tara is a writer, editor, and creative coach who works primarily with novelists

Margaret Milner Schmueck, a film producer in Ireland, from Split Second Films, is judging the Page Turner 2023 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding new screenplays to option and produce.

Margaret Milner Schmueck, a film producer in the UK, from Split Second Films, is judging the Page Turner 2023 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding new screenplays to option and produce.

Margare

Stuart Wakefield is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2023 to find narrative driven stories with characters that jump off the page.

Stuart Wakefield is judging the Page Turner Writing Award in 2023 to find narrative driven stories with characters that jump off the page.

With 26 years in theatre, broadcast media, and coaching

Carly Rae 2023 Page Turner Awards Judge

HeyitsCarlyRae will be judging the 2023 Page Turner Book Awards hoping to find new talented authors to read. 

Carly-Rae is a student at Harvard University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English

Helena Fairfax, a freelance editor working with independent authors, is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find talented independently published writers.

Helena Fairfax, a freelance editor working with independent authors, is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find talented independently published writers.

She's a member of the Romantic Novelists

Award-winning writer and adventure world traveller, Ruth Millington, is judging the 2022 Page Turner Book Award

Award-winning writer and adventure world traveller, Ruth Millington, is judging the 2022 Page Turner Book Award and hoping to find authors who have gripping storylines in their contest submissions.

Amanda Sue Creasey is judging the Page Turner Book Award in 2023 to find talented storytellers of published fiction.

Amanda Sue Creasey is judging the Page Turner Book Award in 2023 to find talented storytellers of published fiction.

Amanda has been compelled to write since she could hold a pencil, and has

Motivational speaker, author and creative writers’ coach, Nikki Vallance, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Mentorship Award

Motivational speaker, author and creative writers’ coach, Nikki Vallance, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Mentorship Award, and offering one outstanding writer a writing mentorship and 6

Screenwriter, script consultant, former screenplay contest judge, and current coverage writer for Coverfly and Austin Film Festival, Gerald Hanks is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.

Screenwriter, script consultant, former screenplay contest judge, and current coverage writer for Coverfly and Austin Film Festival, Gerald Hanks is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award.

He has

Robin Cutler, CEO of How To Publish Books.com and creative developer of IngramSpark is judging the Page Turner Book Award.

Robin Cutler, CEO of How To Publish Books.com and creative developer of IngramSpark is judging the Page Turner Book Award.

Robin both created and led the development of IngramSpark, an

Amber Withers is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find authors who can pull heartstrings.

Amber Withers is judging the Page Turner Book Award to find authors who can pull heartstrings.

Amber is an aspiring fantasy and new paranormal romance author. She is a fiction writer who enjoys

Literary agent, Annette Green, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new writers to represent and publish.

Literary agent, Annette Green, is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new writers to represent and publish.

Annette has been an agent for over three decades.  After graduating with a BA

Robert Fear is judging the Page Turner 2022 Book Award.

Robert Fear is judging the Page Turner 2022 Book Award. Robert lives in Eastbourne, on the south-east coast of England, with his wife and three cats. He works as a software consultant but has had a

David Townsend is judging the Page Turner Awards to find new animation projects to produce.

David Townsend is judging the Page Turner Awards to find new animation projects to produce.

For 15 years, David has been overseeing projects across different industries with a singular driving

Liz McDermott will be judging the Page Turner Awards writing mentorship 2022 awards offering a writing mentorship prize to authors and writers

Lis McDermott will be judging the Page Turner Awards Writing Mentorship Award 2023, offering a writing mentorship prize to authors and writers

Lis will offer her time for at least a year, or over

Kenny MacKay is judging the Young Writer Award, hoping to discover more talented teenager writers.

Kenny MacKay is judging the Young Writer Award, hoping to discover more talented teenager writers.

He is an author and host of the Author Your Dream podcast, a show dedicated to helping first-time

Associate Literary Agent Eli Keren is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!

Associate Literary Agent Eli Keren is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!
 
Eli started his literary career at Curtis Brown before moving over

Abe de Cugnac is judging Page Turner 2022 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding talented screenwriters.

Abe de Cugnac is judging Page Turner 2022 Screenplay Award in the hope of finding talented screenwriters.

Holder of master's degrees in Screenwriting from the London Film School and Advertising &

Literary Agent, Annette Crossland, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!

Literary Agent, Annette Crossland, is judging the Page Turner 2022 Writing Award in the hope of finding new writers to represent!

In a career spanning more than 40 years, Annette Crossland has

Tina Sequeira, an award-winning author, founder of the Write Away Workshop and marketer, is judging the international Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover talented authors.

Tina Sequeira, an award-winning author, founder of the Write Away Workshop and marketer, is judging the international Page Turner Book Award hoping to discover talented authors.

She’s published

The Vice President of Development at the ISA, Felicity Wren, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award in 2023 and looking forward to finding screenwriters with voice and exceptional talent.

The Vice President of Development at the ISA, Felicity Wren, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award in 2023 and looking forward to finding screenwriters with voice and exceptional talent.

Feli

Screenwriter, Catalina Lowe, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award for screenwriters who are keen to place their screenplays in front of film producers for the opportunity to get them optioned and produced.

Screenwriter, Catalina Lowe, is judging the Page Turner Screenplay Award for screenwriters who are keen to place their screenplays in front of film producers for the opportunity to get them optioned

Richard McCartney, founder of KBookPromotions, is judging the 2023 Book Award and hoping to find books that read well.

Richard McCartney, founder of KBookPromotions, is judging the 2023 Book Award and hoping to find books that read well.

KBookPromotions is a site that helps authors promote their books by finding

Cat Margulis is a book coach, editor, writer, podcaster and professional muse, who is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new, talented writers.

Cat Margulis is a book coach, editor, writer, podcaster and professional muse, who is judging the Page Turner Writing Award to find new, talented writers.

She helps people write, finish and publish