2023 Writing Award Winners

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2023 Writing Award Winners!

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

  • Timothy Jay Smith won The Page Turner Fiction Writing Award for his submission, Istanbul Crossing
  • Alida Winterheimer won The Page Turner Fiction Writing Award for her submission, Saving Annabelle
  • Diane Corso won The Page Turner Fiction Writing Award for her submission, Broken Things
  • Amadea Cadence Tanner won the Young Writer Award for her submission, Retrospective
  • Robin Korb won the Writing Award Golden Writer for her submission, The Other Half of Me
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Best Title Winners:

  • Fiona Taylor for tRuth
  • Kevin Neill for A Cypress Tress Has No Shadow
  • Drew Louis for Drainpipe Dreams
  • Wendy Zuccarello for Loudening Silence

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Drew Louis for "Drainpipe Dreams"
Genre: American Urban Street Fiction

Drew Louis was born and raised in Albany, NY - the setting for his debut novel DRAINPIPE DREAMS. He later received his BA from SUNY Plattsburgh (NY) and his MFA from American University in Washington DC. Drew now lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife and two children and works as a Best Boy Rigging

Kevin Neill for "A Cypress Tree Has No Shadow"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

I recently completed a 20-year career in public health. Prior to that, my life varied from a period spent in the military as a United Nations Peacekeeper in the Middle East to employment as a refugee relief worker in a camp for Bosnian Muslims in Croatia. To date, excerpts from my novel, A Cypress

Amadea Tanner for "Retrospective"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Amadea Cadence Tanner is a Baltimore-based journalist, screenwriter, and author who writes primarily historical fiction. She is partial to noir banter, philosophical musing, and featuring inanimate objects as characters in their own right. When she's not writing (or reading), you might find her

Ann Willow for "Remembering Changes Everything"
Genre: True Stories

I am an author, playwright, and freelance writer loving life in the American Southwest. Surviving and fleeing my upbringing in the Chicago area under the tutelage of white supremacist parents, I wandered until I found my true home here, inspired by the mystical landscapes, unique cultural history

Fiona Taylor for "tRuth"
Genre: Women's Fiction

Although I am British I was raised in Zimbabwe and I have also lived in Italy, Spain, Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa, each of which has enriched the texture of my life and allowed my childhood dream of writing a novel to brew over time. A detour that involved a career in sales and marketing

Wendy Zuccarello for "Loudening Silence"
Genre: Romance

I have my MFA from Southern New Hampshire University. I have self-published eighteen books under my name and the pen name Michelle Rider. I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense. I married my high school sweetheart and we have two amazing teenagers. I spent the first half of my career

Timothy Jay Smith for "Istanbul Crossing"
Genre: LGBT

From a young age, Timothy Jay Smith developed a ceaseless wanderlust that has taken him around the world many times. En route, he’s found the characters that people his work. Polish cops and Greek fishermen, mercenaries and arms dealers, child prostitutes and wannabe terrorists, Indian Chiefs and

for "The Other Half of Me"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Southern California, then moved back to Wisconsin, where I’ve lived for the last 35 years. Having four seasons instead of two has been one of the many benefits of living in Northwestern Wisconsin. So is living in the country, because I get to enjoy its beauty and