Jeannine Pettersson from Bedfordshire writing under the Pen Name E A Carter has been shortlisted in the Page Turner Awards eBook Award for her historical fiction fantasy novel, The Call of Eternity.
Jeannine, a citizen of three countries, entered the Page Turner Awards, where published authors and unpublished writers of fiction and non-fiction across all genres can enter their writing to get discovered by high-profile judges from the literary world.
The Call of Eternity is about powerful men who collide in a breathtaking epic of star-crossed love.
Jeannine 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 seeks to test the perceived limits of love, death, and time.
The premise for the book came to her during a stay in Luxor, Egypt when she dreamed of an empire-crossing, forbidden love affair which transpired during the New Kingdom period. As she woke to the sun rising over the Nile and three thousand years slammed back into her senses, she heard these words: Tell the story. Do not let it die.
It took five years of research across four countries to put together all the missing pieces of the puzzle. When she discovered the man, who she had dreamed of was a real historical person with his position in Ramesses's court, she sensed she had embarked on the story of a lifetime.
Jeannine said, “My books have been in many competitions but the Page Turner Awards has impressed me the most for its professionalism, communication, dedication to supporting talented writers and opening doors to new and exciting talent. A stunning list of literary judges and literary prizes makes the Page Turner Awards the Rolls Royce of contests for authors. I am absolutely thrilled my book is shortlisted. My recommendation to writers: If you do anything in 2021, I highly recommend entering your book into the Awards. You never know, it could change your life!”
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The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, where a group of literary agents and publishers will read the work.
Judges are carefully selected literary agents and publishers who are looking for writers to represent and publish, plus influencers in the publishing industry.
Founder of Page Turner Awards and award-winning novelist, Paula Wynne said: “There are writers from all walks of life, from manual laborers to academics. All with stories to tell, most of them heart-warming and moving. We’re proud that our Awards celebrates excellent writing and helps writers and authors to get their stories discovered.”
Success stories from this year’s awards include three writers winning literary representation, six writers winning a writing mentorship, five writers winning a publishing contract and thirteen independent authors winning an audiobook production.
Find out more about The Page Turner Awards: https://pageturnerawards.com. Submissions for 2021 will open on the 1st of January 2021.