eBook Award Finalists

Please join us in congratulating our eBook Award Finalists. Click 'See More' on any profile for more details. There is a comments box at the bottom of their finalist profile where you may want to congratulate them and wish them well. Thank you! You may also want to see our Writing Award Finalists.

Martin Ladd image

I was born in the UK but raised in Hong Kong and for the last few decades have lived in New Zealand. My interest in writing began at fourteen while travelling by sea from Brisbane to Lisbon. I broke my wrist two weeks before we set sail and spent the entire voyage in the ship’s library writing a

Oliver Richbell

After spending over a decade as a lawyer Oliver now runs a dispute resolution consultancy that helps businesses avoid, manage and resolve their commercial disputes through dialogue and negotiation. He is also Chairman of Bedfordshire’s region of Wooden Spoon, a national charity that helps socially

Jessica Bird on the beach in purple scarf and black and white checkered sweater

Jessica Bird is best known for her loving, cheerful approach to life. Her work is written from a place of vulnerability, honesty, and a desire to truly empower readers to live their full potential. Jessica lives on the Oregon coast, a dream-come-true central to the publishing of her second book

Halima khatun profile pic

Halima Khatun is a former journalist (having worked for ITV and the BBC), writer and PR consultant. Since she was a child, she knew that words would be her thing. With a lifelong passion for writing, Halima wrote her first novel - a coming-of-age children’s story - at the age of 12. It was politely

C. R.  Mitchell

Christina Mitchell has a deep love and respect for the women in her Italian family. Their ability to triumph in a sexist culture motivated her to write the mafia series, The Italian Rose. Christina wants her novels to be more than pages filled with thrilling storylines. Through her books, she

Portrait of the author Dominic Hayes

Since childhood Dominic enjoyed stories. An avid reader in his youth, he had always wanted to write fiction, but rarely found the time. After University, he taught for three years at a secondary school in the West Midlands, followed by two years in West Africa. On his return to the UK, he married

Richard F Novak in his sculpture studio

Novak divided his time as a physician between teaching medical students and working in his sculpture studio. To further his passion for sculpture he spent a year travelling throughout Italy studying the Italian sculptors. His academic position required the usual dictum, “publish or perish” and he

John Frankel in France

John obtained a B.A> from the University of Toronto and a Diplome d'Etudes from the Sorbonne. That was followed by several years of doctoral work at the University of Waterloo in philosophy. For the error of his ways, he ended up spending forty years in the investment services business. He likes

Simon carr, satirical sci-fi writer.

Simon carr is, well he is me, hello, compleatly inept at writing bio's in a third person, simon was born in Darwin in the north of england and lives in the paradise that is known only as Blackburn, he, oh stuff that, I write satirical comedy science fiction, if that's even a genre, I'm not sure but

Xann Smith in black and white

Xann-shapella Smith studied playwriting and screenwriting at Brigham Young University and has brought her plays to the stage on many occasions. Her love for storytelling has produced scripts that span many genres. In an attempt to broaden her horizons, she began writing novels in 2017. Her first

Portrait of Nathan Burrows

Nathan Burrows is a writer based in Norfolk in the United Kingdom. Primarily a thriller writer, Nathan's books are based (mostly) in Norfolk. He enjoys writing character based books where the people in them are the most important things. His main series is the Gareth Dawson books which all feature

Norman Hall

Norman Hall was an accountant for 40 years, but from an early age had a keen interest in home movies and a critical eye for film production techniques. He filmed and edited his first film on 8mm celluloid back in 1971 and dabbled with a video camera in the 80s but didn't take up movie-making

Photo of author D. E. Stockman

D. E. Stockman was reared in a small town in the Midwest U. S. A. and now lives outside Chicago. After serving in the U. S. Air Force as a Russian translator, he graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a bachelor of arts degree. He has been involved in various aspects of the graphic

Aboard HMS Bounty built for 1962 MGM feature MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

As writer, director, and editor, my films include THE GREENSTONE NARRATED BY ORSON WELLES (34 minutes available on YouTube), THE FIFTH VICTIM WAS TRUTH (45 minute Cinemascope thesis film from Boston University, also available on YouTube), and comedy feature AS LONG AS IT TAKES currently on festival

Molly Joesten

I grew up in a family of story-tellers. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years were always well spent around the fire with my family members sharing tales. Now, I am twenty-five years old and pride myself on being a budding writer. I love writing short stories and novels, and I have expanded to

Brad Wiebe head shot

Brad Wiebe has been called a lot of things, and is proud to add Author to soften the blow. He’s usually readings at least two books at any time; one to learn from, and one purely for pleasure. His debut novel, Testament, combines both these opportunities for his Young Adult readers. When not reading

Photo of author Noelle Nichols

Noelle Nichols is a manga artist and epic fantasy author, with a love of samurai and strong morals. Her favorite things to write about are Asian-inspired cultures, noble characters and characters who question the world around them.

Road Trippy Author Joe Heath

On a website on the internet there lived a Joe. Not a hot, caffeinated Joe, splashed with cream and a roasty smell, nor yet a cotton-eyed Joe with over-played lyrics and a catchy beat: it was a filmmaker Joe, and that means humor. Or something. Joe Heath writes, directs, films, produces, and acts in

Bio photo of Canadian speculative fiction author K.A. Wiggins

K.A. Wiggins is a Vancouver-born Canadian speculative fiction writer, speaker, and creative writing coach. Her work spans YA fantasy with an edge of horror, paranormal, ecopunk, gothic dystopian, climate apocalypse, and urban fantasy, and explores social movements, environmental crises, and identity

Image of Catherine Fearns

Catherine Fearns is a writer from Liverpool, UK. In previous incarnations she was a financial analyst, a cocktail pianist and a breastfeeding counsellor, but nowadays she writes crime fiction, with a bit of music journalism on the side. Her three crime fiction novels (Reprobation, Consuming Fire &

John Righten

John has delivered medical aid to orphanages and hospitals across the globe, including Romania during the revolution, and South America and Bosnia during the war. His Rogues novels are based on the characters he encountered during his many dangerous missions, when he enlisted unlikely support from

Robbi Sommers Bryant, author

Robbi Sommers Bryant’s award-winning books include a novella, 5 novels, 5 short-story collections, and 1 book of poetry. Her work has been published in magazines including Readers Digest, Redbook, Penthouse, college textbooks, and several anthologies. As editor-in-chief of the Redwood Writers 2018


Brooke Sivendra lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband and two furry children—Milly, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Izzy, an Australian black Kelpie who keeps Brooke running around in her down time! Brooke has a degree in Nuclear Medicine and worked in the field of medical research before

Richard F Novak in his studio

Novak divided his time as a physician between teaching medical students and working in his sculpture studio. To further his passion for sculpture he spent a year travelling throughout Italy studying the Italian sculptors. His academic position required the usual dictum, “publish or perish” and he

Author of "The Truth - The Biggest Cover-Up In History"

I was born and raised in Kilkenny City, in the south east of Ireland. I am a Chemical Engineer and European Patent Attorney. I graduated in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1995 and later qualified and worked as a European Patent Attorney in the UK for 15 years. "The

Maria Robins

Maria Robins was born in the Scottish heritage town of Dunedin, New Zealand and currently lives in Auckland, NZ. She loves words, writing and books, along with long walks at sunset and all things animal and nature. Growing up in Aotearoa, New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud, Maria knew from a

Original Picture created and resized in "paint" by author  96-68KB

I live in the north east where I draw much of my inspiration. Following a long career in public service, during which I was Chief Emergency Planning Officer for Cleveland, Head of Resilience for Government Office for the North East and Chair of the National Steering Committee for Warning and

Middle aged blonde woman in a gray cap.

I always knew there was something wrong with my family. When I discovered a close relative was a mass murderer, I wasn't at all surprised. In fact, it was the missing piece of the puzzle of my life. I knew I had to write about it and the hidden yet obvious effects it had on my upbringing, which was

Jeanne Wald

Jeanne Wald was born and raised in a multicultural family, in the vast steppes of Central Asia. After obtaining a degree in International Relations, she moved to Europe, where she has worked for international organisations acting in the areas of climate change, health and education. When not writing

Kerrie Noor celebrating a story finished on a beach in Scotland

Back in the days before TV had remote controls and Scotland was known for the Bay City Rollers Kerrie left Australia on a working holiday and fell in love with many things Scottish. In the past, she has been a regular on Community Radio, taught Belly dancing, ‘done’ a little stand-up, and appeared

A picture of Jeff Elkins standing in front of green trees.

Jeff Elkins's work blends a deep love for people and life in an urban setting with supernatural, plot-twisting, fast-paced storytelling. He loves writing diverse heroes, making readers experience deep emotions, and telling stories that keep readers guessing. In 2014, after working in nonprofits for

This is a picture of me, looking my best in my favorite red dress.

Young Miss Dunn wasn’t known for her academic record. “If Kathy put as much effort into schoolwork as she did day-dreaming, she’d be a straight-A student,” read one report. Teachers, friends and family alike guessed Kathy would grow up to be a story maker, but it took her many years to realise it

Rosemary Esehagu is an author, a novelist, and a poet. She is the author of THE LOOMING FOG.

Rosemary Esehagu is a native Nigerian. She is a mom, a novelist, a poet, and a physician. She is a believer in pursuing different interests and embracing one’s self. Her works typically focus on identity, self-concept, and social issues. The mind and the role external and internal forces play to

Image of Beth Barany, Novelist

An award-winning novelist, Beth Barany writes science fiction and fantasy for young adults and adults. Her first novel Henrietta The Dragon Slayer won Grand Prize in a California Indie Author contest. Based in Oakland, California, with her husband, Ezra Barany, also a novelist, Beth has lived abroad

C.L. Wells Headshot

C.L. Wells is an indie author who writes in a variety of genres including murder mystery, YA, and paranormal fiction. He is the founder of Creative Writing with a Mission.

Andrea Torrey Balsara

Andrea Torrey Balsara is an award-winning children's and young adult author/illustrator and motivational speaker. Her passion is to empower children to think for themselves, to learn about the power and beauty of our diverse human family, and to walk the "Hero's Journey" in real life. Having

Michael Jack Webb image

Michael Jack Webb graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida and obtained his J. D. from the same university. Over the past forty years he’s travelled the world in search of adventure. He’s a history buff, both ancient and modern, and is fascinated by the intersection of the scientific

Head and shoulders color photo of E A Carter

E A Carter grew up in the Canadian countryside, the daughter of a reverend of modest means, with only her bicycle, her cat, and her imagination to occupy her. Ever since she could talk she has been crafting stories. She writes of the complexities of love and mortality against evocative backdrops and

Profile Headshot - Nikki Vallance

Nikki is an author, speaker and coach who works with others to unlock their writing talents. She runs a group coaching program, The Writers' Pod, and one to one sessions to help aspiring writers achieve their goals. She began writing Pivotal, whilst still working in her recruitment career, following

a photo of Richard Attree

RICHARD ATTREE grew up in London in the 1960s—an exciting time, and place, to be a teenager. By the mid-1970s, he had a degree in philosophy and was playing keyboards in various unsuccessful jazz, rock, and soul bands. He always wanted to be a writer, but was diverted into writing music rather than

Robert Fear Author Photo

Robert Fear has lived in Eastbourne, on the south coast of the UK, for half his life. He moved there to be with Lynn, his future wife, and is still there with her over thirty years later. As cat-lovers they have taken on several rescue cats over the years and are owned by three at the moment. For

Adell Ryan, Author

Adell Ryan is a hubby/wife pseudonym. Adell writes unconventional love stories about fierce women and their numerous male suitors. Because let's be honest, we need more than one to satisfy our multi-dimensional needs. Right? Ryan simply puts up with Adell's crazy fantasies and toots her horn

David N Robinson

A while ago, I was a partner and chief operating officer in a major accounting firm, and latterly held the same role in an international law firm. It took me 36 years and several million air miles to do, arguably, what I should have done several years earlier: give up the day job and focus on a

Head and Shoulders image of the author Brian Marcel

I started my career in the London Stock Exchange, but working in an Institution didn’t suit me, and I got fired from my grandfather’s firm. From there, I moved on to sell all types of papers made by Wiggins Teape, a leading British paper manufacturer that sent me to South Africa to enhance my career

Author Kristi Helvig

I am a Ph.D. clinical psychologist and career coach by day and sci-fi/fantasy author by night. My endless fascination with human behavior and the choices people make fuels my passion for both careers. My sci-fi novel, BURN OUT, originally published by Egmont USA, was called "a scorching series

Black and white photo of a lady laughing with her eyes closed. She has a flower in her long hair over one shoulder, and is wearing a white halterneck dress. Her name is Dielle, pronounced Dee Ell.

About the Author Born in leafy Hampshire, DiElle came from a musical family, one of her earliest memories being of lying under the piano at her nan’s house during a family sing song at the age of perhaps four years old. With her mother and father both being musical, there was always music in the

Picture of Ben Marney author of Another Lifetime Ago

I've spent my life working as a traveling musician. Along the way, I've met some interesting people and seen some indescribable things. Although my books are works of fiction, they are based on real people I've met and the amazing places I've been. For over 4 decades, along with my wife Dana, we

The image depicts a woman standing in the rain, a duffel bag at her feet. A car is stopped nearby with the door open, offering a ride.

I am a retired police officer, retiring at the rank of Captain, in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division at the Dubuque, Iowa, Police Department. At Arm's Length is my first book, and am currently working on two other books.

Cathie Hartigan - head and shoulders

I’m a Londoner by birth but moved to the Westcountry to study music at Dartington College of Arts. I now live in the historic city of Exeter. After teaching the piano at Exeter School for many years, several short story competition successes, including publication in the Romantic Novelists’

Picture of Ben Marney

I've spent my life working as a traveling musician. Along the way, I've met some interesting people and seen some indescribable things. Although my books are works of fiction, they are based on real people I've met and the amazing places I've been. For over 4 decades, along with my wife Dana, we

smiling picture of kitiera morey

Kitiera Morey is a lively perfectionist with the mouth of a drunken sailor. When she’s not singing off-key for the entire world to hear or feeding her Sonic the Hedgehog addiction, Kitiera searches for the next action adventure or supernatural book to devour in a single night. She lives in New York

Annie Berkley Author and Activist

Annie Berkley is a freelance author, speaker, advocate, and counselor. Her writing is for people in search of inspiration and motivation, and those who have trouble seeing there is a silver lining behind every cloud. Rising like a phoenix out of her own tragedy, she wrote A House of Smoke and

Heather Lee Dyer author photo

HEATHER LEE DYER is the award-winning author of three complete YA sci-fi series, co-author of a YA alien invasion trilogy, and author of two non-fiction books in the Creativity Over Perfection series. She also writes for various online magazines such as Medium.com and Thrive Global. Raised in the

Profile photo of Rhoda Baxter AKA Jeevani Charika

Rhoda Baxter writes romantic comedies about strong women and nice guy heroes. She also writes multicultural women’s fiction, under her real name, Jeevani Charika. Her books have been shortlisted for various awards. She was born in the South of England, but spent much of her childhood in Sri Lanka