2021 Finalists

We are delighted to announce all our 2021 Finalists: https://pageturnerawards.com/2021-finalists. Please join in the discussion and congratulate them here.

Sudden Widow Wed, 08/09/2021 - 02:29

Congratulations to everyone who came this far. WOW! Finalist! I really didn't think I would make it here! I have spent time looking over your names, bios, and reading your submissions.  I feel lucky to be in the company of such amazing and accomplished writers!

Thank you to Paula, Ken, and the whole team at Page Turner Awards!

I wish everyone the best luck in the next phase. 

Valerie Anne Burns Wed, 08/09/2021 - 02:50

Hello and congratulations to my fellow-finalists! Hooray and GOOD LUCK! There's nothing I like more than waking up to an email that's actually exciting as was the case today when I received the finalist news from Page Turner Awards. I'm especially grateful to be a breast cancer survivor and the years of my journey giving me the motivation and inspiration to write my book. It's brought me to this moment.

I, too, am thankful to Paula and Ken for the courteous and professional communication. Just wonderful.

I will take more time to go through all comments to connect with those who want to connect on social media. I'd love to do the same!  In the meantime my blog site as companion to my book is www.cautionmermaidcrossing.com  On facebook under Valerie Burns and valerieanneburnsauthor. Instagram-cautionmermaidcrossing. Not on Twitter much but it's valerie_burns

All the best,

Valerie Anne

Pauline Kramer Saxon Wed, 08/09/2021 - 04:42

Been in lockdown for nearly 12 weeks in Sydney and life is a bit nasty. But then this unexpected award nomination came in and I have to admit  I'm rather pleased (that should read jumping up and down in excitement but I am trying to maintain a professional image!). So... now that I have calmed down a bit and drunk a  self congratulatory cup of jasmine tea - a cheeky little red will be uncorked this evening which has made my husband rather excited as this was meant to be a non alcohol night- I would like to say well done to all the other finalists. What a great bunch of writers we are! 

Rachael Clarke Wed, 08/09/2021 - 04:52

First off, I want to say a huge congratulations to everyone who's been named a finalist! Wow, what an achievement in itself, right? I am still gobsmacked and pinching myself about how my humble little children's chapter book made it this far. To know that industry professionals enjoyed reading it... there are no words what kind of encouragement that has given me as an author. I feel incredibly honoured and blessed. And even more so, to be surrounded by all the talented authors/books that also made it to this point. Thank you to the Page Turner Awards, and good luck to everyone! :)

GillianKobiela Wed, 08/09/2021 - 11:00

Congratulations to everyone who has made it this far, what an achievement! I’m celebrating whilst on honeymoon woop woop!!  I look forward to reading more of your submissions and wish everyone the best of luck on their writing journey.  🙌🏻🙌🏻

John Adams Wed, 08/09/2021 - 11:59

Hi Everyone. I wanted to congratulate you all on making the finals. This is so exciting and wonderful recognition of all our work! Just making the finals is a massive boost. 

Thanks also to everyone at the Page Turner Awards. You've organised a great award and I'm over the moon to be a part of it. 

I am now off to read everyone's work! I could be some time. 

StellaJackson Wed, 08/09/2021 - 12:43

Well done everyone who has made it this far - we are Finalists! 

And what a talented collection of writers! 

Many thanks to everyone involved with Page Turner Awards - I know how much hard work goes into something like this so it is much appreciated.

Best of luck everyone!


StellaJackson Wed, 08/09/2021 - 12:43

Well done everyone who has made it this far - we are Finalists! 

And what a talented collection of writers! 

Many thanks to everyone involved with Page Turner Awards - I know how much hard work goes into something like this so it is much appreciated.

Best of luck everyone!


ElisabethKrauel Wed, 08/09/2021 - 13:12

A massive round of applause to everyone who has made it this far, I am so honoured and incredibly excited to have been included. This has absolutely made my week! Great job and best of luck for the shortlist!

GD Harper Wed, 08/09/2021 - 13:51

Thanks very much for considering me a finalist! Looking through the lists gave me a glimpse of just how much work is involved in running a competition like this. I particularly enjoyed reading the other finalists' bios and excerpts. 

Sherri Matthews Wed, 08/09/2021 - 14:38

I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be a finalist among such talented and accomplished writers. Wow, truly amazing! After years of work and deep revisions, this is a massive validation. Thank you so much, Ken, Paula and all the judges at Page Turner Awards and huge congratulations to all for the next phase. Still can't believe it!

Sharon Ede Wed, 08/09/2021 - 14:49

Congratulations to all finalists, such an honour, well done all! I also want to say thanks to the organisers and judges. The note to those of us who were not finalists was kind and encouraging, and much appreciated.

I look forward to learning more about the finalists and their books!



Frances Buckingham Wed, 08/09/2021 - 15:53

I could hardly believe the email when it arrived yesterday - celebrations all round! Congratulations to everyone who has got this far, I can't wait to read all your entries. Good luck and thanks so much to the judges and organisers for all their hard work.

Jasmine Burke Wed, 08/09/2021 - 17:36

Congratulations to everyone who made the finals!! It's all so exciting and I can't wait to sit down with a hot drink and read through all the other finalists entries.

Thanks to the whole Page Turner Awards team for all the hard work they've put into these awards so far, and good luck to all of the other finalists for the next phase!

Brian O'Hare Thu, 09/09/2021 - 22:47

Congratulations to all the fine writers who made the finalists group.  Looking at some of the great submissions, all I can say is that I don't envy the judges their task of selecting a top ten from this group.  It will be fine margins, I am sure.

E A Carter Fri, 10/09/2021 - 10:57

What an impressive list of finalists! What fabulous books! I am truly honoured to have my books included in such a stunning list! I love everything about the Page Turner Awards, and wish to especially thank Paula, Ken and the team who work so hard to make this prestigious contest a winner in the Indie world!

Wishing all the best of luck!

Jennifer_Newbold Sun, 12/09/2021 - 01:58

It's taken me this long to congratulate my fellow finalists because I couldn't find the place to comment. I finally realised that I was not logged in--! I hope my writing proves to be better than my social media skills. Best of luck everyone! I hope you are as excited and honoured as I am.

Thank you Paula, Ken, and judges. I deeply appreciate all your hard work!

9rlinney Tue, 14/09/2021 - 18:44

What an honor to be included with the rest of you finalists. Honestly, I'm shocked and surprised to be here. I wish you all the best going forward. Thanks to Paula, her team and the judges for all their hard work.

GregoryBoydAuthor Tue, 14/09/2021 - 19:44

First off, congratulations to all! I hadn't heard anything back in my email, and seriously thought I was out of the race. Decided to login this morning just to see those who were fortunate to have made it to finalist. My face locked up in shock seeing I had made it! I am so excited for all of us. I'm certainly in the company of a lot of good talented writers! Many thanks to Paula and Ken for making this possible! Whether we make it to the top ten or not, we are all winners and now are truly validated as writers. 

Genet Hughes Tue, 14/09/2021 - 21:03

Hi one and all!

Congrats on everyone's achievement! I'm feeling surprised and happy - it's such a nice feeling when your script gets validated!! Time to celebrate with a takeaway and a glass of wine!


Joseph M Byrd Wed, 15/09/2021 - 00:13

I received the news about being a finalist an hour after my wife was told she is cancer-free after a year-long battle. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude. Congratulations to all who have participated in this great contest, we've all benefited from this effort. This is an inspiration to all of us as we strive to bring meaning to our lives and those of our readers. September 14, 2021, is a very good day that we will all remember. Thanks to those who did so much to organize and judge the contest.  

BClaypoleWhite Wed, 15/09/2021 - 00:37

Thank you to our judges and the Page Turner Awards team, and cheers to all the brave souls who entered. Honored and thrilled to be a finalist. And yes, a bit weepy, because it's my 60th birthday. What a present!

jaynesbook Wed, 15/09/2021 - 02:43

Wow, what an honour to be selected as a finalist in the Screenplay Award category! I was so surprised and excited when I opened my email. I am pleased to be nominated alongside this group of talented writers :) Thank you to the judges and the Page Turner Awards team.


Find me on social media @jaynesbook

kblessan Wed, 15/09/2021 - 10:17

I'm thrilled to be a Page Turner Screenplay award finalist. Haven't even got to the finals of many other competitions, which just goes to show how subjective this industry can be. Kudos to Paula Sheridan and her team for a fair award which gives more than one reader the initial lookover your submission! Happy to connect with others. You can find me @kathblessan on Twitter.