We are excited to announce the Short Listers of the 2017 Dante Rossetti Book Awards for Young Adult Fiction.
The SPIRIT SHIELD SAGA: SEER of SOULS by Susan Faw – Epic Fantasy, Mythology & Folklore, Coming of Age Y/A
Larger-than-life storytelling at it's best as epic villains and courageous heroes face off in the first book in The Spirit Shield Saga, an entertaining and spell-binding Y/A Fantasy for all ages.
In this war and weapon-filled coming of age fantasy, one woman's strengths and aspirations prove her worthiness as a leader. Exceptionally intricate world building and potent prose -- readers will not want to miss a beat of this epic fantasy!
Traveling the Mother Road—Route 66—Charlie swaps his oppressive family for an offbeat cast of characters and learns about freedom, love, and how to stand up for himself in Elizabeth Barlo's Ruth 66.
A BIT of CANDY in HARD TIMES by Blaine Beveridge – Historical Fiction, Political, Prohibition, Pacific Northwest
Starts with a bulls-eye and enthralls to the last page. It’s tough to put down, so arrange your schedule accordingly. You’ll be waiting for Beveridge’s next book.
The Dante Rossetti First Place Category Short Listers competed for the 2016 First Place Category positions. The winners were announced and recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala, Bellingham, Wash., held on April 1st, 2017.
These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to FINALISTS LIST and now has moved forward to the SHORT LIST of the 2016 OZMA Book Awards.
When you read more than a hundred books per year, it’s exciting to find one that surprises you. "Tupelo Honey" is one. A stick-to-the-ribs portrait of an extraordinary girl who overcomes the deck stacked against her in the deep South.