Hudson Ceramic Artist Wins Publishing Contract

Hudson Ceramic Artist William Kaufmann Wins Publishing Contract

William Kaufmann from Hudson in the United States has won a publishing contract from Spectrum Audiobooks in the Page Turner Awards Writing Award for his Sci-Fi manuscript Killing Bodhi.

William entered the Page Turner Awards, where published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction writers of all genres can enter their writing to get discovered by high-profile judges from the literary world.

Killing Bodhi is about Bodhi who becomes the epicentre of two volatile experiments that turn deadly. Assigned to protect the one woman who can save humanity, Bodhi veers off her prime to rescue a downtrodden class of droid slaves.

One central theme runs through this book: can humanity change behaviour in time to prevent its self-destruction. Bodhi, part organic part machine, both innocent and intelligent, asks a simple question: If I am more than a program, then who am I? Yet, within her simplicity and naivety, she finds an answer that gives us hope for a better future.

The questions that arose when William was a ten-year-old took him on a quest to Japan and a study of Buddhism, eventually leading him to his vocation as a ceramic artist.

William said, “Writing competitions spur productivity. That's part of my motivation for enter writing contests. I don't feel in competition with everyone else. We're all in it together, trying to figure out how to take words and build a wonderful story. An award is a milestone, and it prods the writer toward excellence. To win a publishing contracts is far more than I could ever have imagined.’

Kelly Rinne from Spectrum Audiobooks judged the eBook Award and was immediately captured by the narrative in Killing Bodhi and offered William a publishing and audiobook production.

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The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, gives writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, where a group of literary agents and publishers will read the work.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: Submissions for 2021 will open on the 1st of January 2021.