Homeless Charity Volunteer Wins Publishing Contract

Homeless Charity Volunteer Wins Publishing Contract

Jeff Elkins, from Cockeysville, United States won a publishing contract and audiobook production from Spectrum Audiobooks in the Page Turner Awards eBook Award, for his Supernatural Mystery Thriller Mystery, Grab.

Jeff entered the Page Turner Awards, where published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction writers of all genres can enter their writing to get discovered by high-profile judges from the literary world.

Grab is about a cheating husband, a missing nanny, and a suspicious organization trafficking women. Private Detective Moneta Watkins has a special gift - she can relive people's memories. She and her partner Stacie Howe go in search of a missing nanny and uncover a brutal criminal organization they must stop.

All of Jeff Elkins’ 11 novels are set in Baltimore, Maryland. Before Jeff began writing, he worked for different non-profits in Baltimore. During that time, he walked large portions of the city. Every location mentioned in the Adventures of Watkins and Howe is a real place. Many of the locations are places tourists don't frequent because Jeff loves showing off sections of Baltimore in his work most people haven't seen.

Jeff is passionate about creating diverse heroes he hasn't seen represented in the world. To build the supporting cast of characters around Moe and Stacie, Jeff draws on his years working with the homeless population, troubled youth, and those in recovery. Jeff loves breaking common stereotypes and humanizing those who are often villainized by society.

Father of five, Jeff said, “Participating in the Page Turner Awards has been an amazing experience that has led me to think deeply about my work. When I heard I was a finalist in this unique writing contest, I was overwhelmed. Being selected as the winner is beyond my wildest dreams. I'm honored and thankful.”

Read more about Jeff and his eBooks: https://pageturnerawards.com/ebook-award-finalists/jeff-elkins

The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, where a group of literary agents and publishers will read the work.

Kelly Rinne from Spectrum Audiobooks judged the eBook Award and was immediately captured by the narrative in Grab and offered Jeff a publishing and 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 labourers 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.