Michael Jack Webb from Charlotte, United States, has been shortlisted for the Page Turner Awards eBook Award for his Supernatural Historical Conspiracy novel, The Oldest Enemy.
Along with being shortlisted, Michael has won a publishing contract and audiobook production from Spectrum Audiobooks.
Michael entered the Page Turner Awards, where published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction writers of all genres can enter their writing to get discovered by high-profile judges from the literary world.
The Oldest Enemy is about a Pulitzer Prize winning-reporter-turned-pastor who encounters supernatural forces while investigating the ritualistic murder of a young woman in his congregation, and discovers he is the key to preventing an ancient evil from being loosed on the Earth.
Michael Webb started researching the theft of art, gold, and other valuables from the Jews by the Nazis during WWII. At the same time, he was researching demonic possession and exorcisms. He wanted to showcase how evil manifests in supernatural ways, and an idea developed combining the two research projects.
As a former paramedic, Michael included a scene in The Oldest Enemy drawn from his time as a paramedic where the main character comes upon a gruesome crash where the driver is trapped, and the car is on fire. Michael used his knowledge of this kind of accident to make the scene vivid and real.
The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, where a group of literary agents and publishers will read the work.
Michael said, “I'm blessed to have been part of the Page Turner Awards and grateful to have won. As with all writers, my hope is that my stories will engage readers, reaching a wide audience. Hopefully, this publishing and audiobook prize on Page Turner Awards will help facilitate this.”
Kelly Rinne from Spectrum Audiobooks judged the eBook Award and was immediately captured by the narrative in The Oldest Enemy and offered Michael a publishing and an audiobook production.
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.