2021 FINALISTS - BILL FISHER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK: FICTION
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the BILL FISHER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK: FICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
Megge of Bury Down: The Bury Down Chronicles, Book One
Author: Rebecca Kightlinger
Publisher: Rowan Moon
In medieval Cornwall, young Megge has come of age to be apprenticed to the healer of Bury Down. But first, she must summon the courage to accept and vow to protect The Book of Seasons, which holds life-sustaining power harnessed centuries earlier by Murga, the first seer of Bury Down.
A Noble Calling: An FBI Yellowstone Adventure
Author: Rhona Weaver
Publisher: Two Oaks Press
A Noble Calling is pure fiction, but it could be pulled from today's headlines. A rookie FBI agent battles adversity and danger to find redemption. The book transports you to Yellowstone National Park where FBI agents and park rangers face a murderous militia, a determined assassin, and a self-styled prophet.
West of Sin: A Thriller
Author: Wesley S. Lewis
Publisher: Red Granite Press LLC
Jennifer Williams is running from heartache when she stops for directions and inadvertently interrupts a robbery in progress. A handsome bystander steps forward to protect her, but she soon learns that the robbery wasn't what it appeared and that this small town west of Sin City hides a big secret.
2020 WINNERS - BILL FISHER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK: FICTION
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the BILL FISHER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK: FICTION category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor
2020 Gold Winner
Author: Rebecca Rosenberg
Publisher: Lion Heart Publishing
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.
2020 Silver Winner
Editor: Datta Groover
Publisher: Deep Pacific Press
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.
A Man of Honor, or Horatio's Confessions
2020 Silver Winner
Author: J.A. Nelson
Publisher: Quill Point Press
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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