2020 Winners

Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Fiction

Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.


Editor: Datta Groover

Publisher: Deep Pacific Press

ISBN: 978-0-9832689-4-9

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Young Sam MacBride doesn't speak, yet appears to be aware of things he should have no way of knowing.  His increasingly unsafe behavior causes his parents great distress.

Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor

Author: Rebecca Rosenberg

Publisher: Lion Heart Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-578-42779-9

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1878. Abandoned, pregnant and running a gold mine alone, Baby Doe gains the admiration of Silver King Horace Tabor. Scandal, economic ruin, and painful choices.

A Man of Honor, or Horatio's Confessions

Author: J.A. Nelson

Publisher: Quill Point Press

ISBN: 978-1-7333475-0-1

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A commoner’s oath to tell his friend’s true story launches his journey through war, love, and dishonor. How does Horatio create the legend of Hamlet?

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