The SOMERSET AWARDS for Literary and Contemporary Fiction 2014 Official Finalist Listing

2016-12-17T12:15:30-08:00By |

The Somerset Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Literary and Contemporary Fiction. The Somerset Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions. We are pleased to announce the SOMERSET  Awards Official Finalists List for 2014, otherwise known as the "Short List." The Official Finalists Listing is comprised of entries that have passed the first three rounds of judging from  the entire field of entrants. To pass the first three rounds of judging, more than sixty pages of the works below  have been read and have deemed worthy by the CBR judges of continuing in competition for the SOMERSET Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY positions and their prize packages. Congratulations to the SOMERSET AWARDS 2014 FINALISTS: Steve Lundin  for The Manipulator: A Private Life in Public Relations   Emily Ruth Verona for Steady is the Fall Ken Swarner  for Family of the Year  Nancy Adair for Soon Coming  Nathan Smith Hips for The Misfit's Companion Patrick M. Garry  for Finding Flipper Frank Jim Musgrave for Freak Story: 1967 - 1969 Thomas H. McNeely for Ghost Horse Michael A. Smith for Lightening's Child Kate McKenna  for True Stories of Local Heroes  Ian Bull  for The Picture Kills Jim Henniger for Recording a Kill Laurie Fitzpatrick  for Niello Michael Olin-Hitt for The Homegoing Rian Everest for The Tangerine Trio Michael Hurley  for The Vineyard Jodie Bain for Inside the Walls of Matacalli City Zoo Janet K. Shawgo  for Find Me Again  [...]

An Editorial Review of “Swamp Secret” by Eleanor Tatum

2014-10-02T13:22:59-07:00By |

Clever dialogue, humor, and a healthy dose of romance between Alex and Jillian will surely delight romance readers. Providing a deft balance of romance and mystery, Eleanor Tatum plants intriguing clues and steadily builds suspense in a way that had this reviewer eagerly turning the pages to discover who is embezzling town funds and endangering the lives of its citizens.