Nova Scotia Author Gets Inspired By Dark Times

Michael Gerhartz

Author, Michael Gerhartz from Cape Breton Island, Canada has entered his Crime Suspense Thriller, Dark Times into the Page Turner eBook Award.

Hoping to win an Audiobook Production consisting or one of the other prizes for authors and writers in the £20K prize fund, Michael has entered the Page Turner Awards, where published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction from all genres can enter their writing to get discovered by high-profile judges from the literary world.

Although Michael’s novel, Dark Times, takes place mostly in Europe, it could also take place in any part of Canada, or any other country on Earth.

While writing Dark Times, Michael drew from his experience as a police officer, scuba instructor, and security industry.

The main character, in Dark Times, Natascha, is a caring mother to her child and a loving wife to her husband. They have bills to pay, do their job every day, but they also have to deal with their past.

Scientific diver and underwater photographer, Michael says of his heroine: Natascha has it all. A satisfying career as a marine biologist, a loving husband and a beautiful daughter. However, her past catches up to her when she discovers a dark secret in a flooded mine underneath a century old abbey.

Reader's find it very easy to identify with characters like Natascha, because she is a down to earth woman and not an invincible superhero.

German born, Michael’s had book readings in major Canadian cities as well as in Germany and during the FEIS Literacy council.

Why This Story? Michael said, “I mostly get inspired by today's events and how they can affect everyone lives.”

Michael resides with his wife and two dogs in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and if he wins he would like to give back to the many local groups and book clubs in his local area, some of them may even support his entry by voting for his book at

The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, will change writing careers. Two different awards, the Writing Award and the eBook Award, aim to help writers and authors to get discovered.

The Page Turner Awards offers writers and authors the chance to enter unpublished or published fiction and non-fiction books, where a group of literary agents will read the work. One writer is guaranteed to be published.

Find out how you too can enter your writing into The Page Turner Awards: Submissions are open until 30 April 2020.