The finalists for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award have been announced! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about I'll just say that my YA fantasy novel, The Jericho Effect, was a Quarterfinalist in this contest and it is a really fun interactive competition for new writers. At this final round any customer of Amazon.com can vote for the 2 winners, one YA book and one adult book. I encourage everyone to go to the contest page, read the finalists' excerpts (first few chapters of their books) and vote for the winners. All the writers in this contest are really good and deserve to win the grand prize of publication.
There are 6 finalists, 3 YA books and 3 adult books. The finalists and their book titles are:
1. Jennifer Handford: Fortune Cookies
2. Patricia McArdle: Farishta
3. Johnny Shaw: Dove Season
Young Adult (YA) fiction:
1. Amy Ackley: Sign Language
2. Alex Airdale: Service of the Crown
3. Alison Stewart: Days Like This
I promise that if you choose to read the excerpts, you're in for a treat!