2021 Finalists

We are delighted to announce all our 2021 Finalists: https://pageturnerawards.com/2021-finalists. Please join in the discussion and congratulate them here.

pslivingstone Tue, 07/09/2021 - 16:41

Hello, everyone

Congratulations to all who made the finals. I'm so happy and proud to be among you. I can see my TBR pile growing to epic proportions in the future. Good luck for the short list.

PS Livingstone

HilaryKoss Tue, 07/09/2021 - 17:44

Huge honor to be included among you all and best of luck to everyone for the next round! Huge shout out to our judges, as well. They definitely have their work cut out for them. 

rjkrzak Tue, 07/09/2021 - 18:09

Many congrats, everyone! What a group of talented authors! I'll be checking out everyone's submissions as I add books to my TBR list. Best of luck to everyone as the competition progresses!

BonnieTunick Tue, 07/09/2021 - 18:53

I am thrilled to be included as a finalist for the Page Turner Awards amongst such distinguished writers.  Congratulations to everyone for their hard work and determination.  I look forward to reading and being inspired by your work.

SamClarke Tue, 07/09/2021 - 18:59

Lots of congrats to all the finalists and a huge round of applause to Paula, Ken, and everyone else working behind the scenes! I can't stop smiling! Thank you!! :)

Paula Sheridan Tue, 07/09/2021 - 19:09

Thanks again, everyone, and best wishes for the next round of judging!

We've had so many lovely messages. Especially one from a writer who said she couldn't stop dancing around her home.

Well, just to let you all know, Ken and I will be doing some dancing tonight. It is actually our wedding anniversary today, and finally, we are able to close down our computers and celebrate, so we’ll dance to all your successes.

Best wishes for the next round of judging!

rdanzenbaker Tue, 07/09/2021 - 19:16

Congrats to those who made it to the finalists! I'm  honored to be one of you! BTW, I love connecting with other authors on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdanzenbaker  I'll gladly follow back!
Rebecca Danzenbaker https://www.rebeccadanzenbakerbooks.com

Chris Calder Tue, 07/09/2021 - 19:29

Thank you, Paula and Ken. It is a real honour to be one of those selected as a finalist. When I look at the extraordinarily talented authors on the list of finalists, I have to pinch myself! 

Chris Calder Tue, 07/09/2021 - 19:30

Thank you, Paula and Ken. It is a real honour to be one of those selected as a finalist. When I look at the extraordinarily talented authors on the list of finalists, I have to pinch myself! 

Ruth Millington Tue, 07/09/2021 - 19:39

I'm absolutely thrilled to have been made a finalist in the 2021 Writing Award category.  It's made my day.  I'm now treating myself to a celebratory glass (or two) of wine!  Congratulations also to all the other finalists: a brilliant set of writers with some cracking stories.  Good luck with the next round! 

I'd love to connect with other writers: 




Colette Sartor Tue, 07/09/2021 - 19:51

Thank you to the Page Turner Award organizers and judges. I'm honored that my book is a finalist for this year's Book Award. Congratulations to all the finalists, and best of luck in the next phases of the contest.

charliekendall96 Tue, 07/09/2021 - 19:54

Congratulations everyone! This was certainly unexpected and a lovely surprise. I ended up doing a little happy dance at work this evening when I read the email. This is such an exciting opportunity and I wish you all the best of luck!

Lydia Holley Tue, 07/09/2021 - 20:02

How thrilling to be named as a Finalist! It's exciting to be in such good company. Congratulations to those selected. I'd also like to thank Paula, Ken, and all the judges for their hard work.

Elizabeth Challinor Tue, 07/09/2021 - 20:25

Fantastic news to be included in this list of finalists! Thank you so much to Page Turner Awards and to all my fellow writers - it is a pleasure to be rubbing shoulders with you all! And many thanks too to the judges for reading our words!

WAmandaMack Tue, 07/09/2021 - 20:48

I am so beyond honored to be amongst all you incredibly talented writers. I've been primarily a screenwriter for several years, so I really did just close my eyes and hope for the best when I I submitted my chapter. I have a lot to learn as a novelist, but this is proof that I'm at least doing something right. Best of luck to everyone!  

Jake Gordon Tue, 07/09/2021 - 23:08

I'm very pleased to have made it as a finalist. Feels good to have my work validated. Congratulations to all who made it, and good luck going forward. Thanks to Paula and Ken.

Claire Stibbe Tue, 07/09/2021 - 23:18

Congratulations to everyone on this amazing list. I couldn't be more honored to be amongst so many fabulous and talented writers. Truly surprised and so chuffed! 

Many thanks to Paula and Ken for answering my many questions and to the judges for reading all our entries. You guys ROCK! 

Michelle Winkler Tue, 07/09/2021 - 23:40

Congrats to everyone who made it this far. I don't know about you all, but when I read my email, I started dancing in my chair (we were on the road at the time). I'm so honored to be on this list.

Best of luck to everyone for the next round. Thanks so much to the judges for their time and attention.

Michelle Vernal Tue, 07/09/2021 - 23:43

What a brilliant way to start the day here in NZ. So excited and proud to be part of such an incredible list of finalists. Good luck everybody! Thank you to Paula and Ken along with the judges for your hard work with these awards. 

Robin Farmer Tue, 07/09/2021 - 23:51

Thanks for selecting MALCOLM AND ME as a finalist. I appreciate the recognition and send positive vibes to everyone. I'm hoping my bio and photo show up tomorrow!

Katie Carr Wed, 08/09/2021 - 00:00

I'm so pleased to find myself on the list of Finalists - and so intrigued by the titles of other shortlisted works. Won't it be wonderful to see some of them as 'real books' and discover the stories within? Well done to all, and heartfelt thanks to the judges for this boost to morale.

authormaf Wed, 08/09/2021 - 00:23

Congratulations to all the finalists; I'm honored to be among such talented authors, and will be adding a ton of new books to my reading list!

Mranlee Wed, 08/09/2021 - 01:05

This is my first time joining an international writing competition and the first time I am showing a part of my work to someone else— and not just "someone else" for that matter but acclaimed literary agents, editors, and publishers. I am amazed I was chosen to be a finalist. This gave me the validation that I need, a proof that my work has a chance for international publishing. Thank you so much to the judges, and congratulations to my fellow finalists. ♥️

Jenise Wed, 08/09/2021 - 01:19

I cannot believe I have the right to write in this post!  Absolutely shocked still an hour later.  Blown away.  Thanks for giving all the aspiring writers a platform to step up and on to.  The recognition and pat on the back is brilliant.  Congratulations everyone else too.

Susea Spray Wed, 08/09/2021 - 01:35

What a great start to the day!

Congratulations to everyone who has successfully attained the title of finalist. I am looking forward to a doing a lot of reading.

Many thanks to Paula and Ken for creating the Page Turner Awards, and thereby making this opportunity possible.

The past 18 months have been a whirlwind for myself personally. Covid lockdowns provided the opportunity to create something that had only been a dream, and the induction into the world of authorship the steepest of learning curves.

To see 'A Big Blue Boat' a finalist in an international writing competition this early on in my career is mind boggling. Still pinching myself!

I wish everyone good luck.

Whether we make it to the top 10, or not, we are all winners!

EMountford Wed, 08/09/2021 - 01:40

My goodness, I've just spent the evening reading through everyone's submissions and they're terrific! How on earth the judges are going to shortlist these I have no idea. It's wonderful to have made the finals and to know there are dozens of people around the globe who are feeling just like me. Many thanks to Paula and the team for giving us this quite unforgettable evening.

Sudden Widow Wed, 08/09/2021 - 02:28

Congratulations to everyone who came this far. WOW! Finalist! I really didn't think I would make it here! I spent time looking over your names, bios, and reading your submissions.  I feel lucky to be in the company of such amazing and accomplished writers!

Thank you to Paula, Ken, and the whole team at Page Turner Awards!

I wish everyone the best luck in the next phase.