2020 Winners

Fiction: General

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

Emily, Gone

Author: Bette Lee Crosby

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-5420-4492-9

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A frenzied night. A desperate act. A town forever changed when a missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course.


Author: Erica C. Witsell

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-945448-34-8

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A fractured family leaves two sisters struggling for belonging. One gift could change everything. 

Shrug: A Novel

Author: Lisa Braver Moss

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-638-1

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It's 1960s Berkeley, and Martha Goldenthal's home life is a cauldron of kooky ideas, impossible demands, and explosive physical violence. Can she make her way?

Lethal Savage: A Peter Savage Novel

Author: Dave Edlund

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-61153-313-2

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Two men, one driven to the edge of sanity by heart-breaking losses, the other craving revenge, conspire to reshape America in an unprecedented bioterrorism attack.

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