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MEET OUR THREE WINNERS
OUR WINNERS
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1st Place Winner
Damn That Stork!
Shannon McCarty, Austin TX

DAMN THAT STORK is for those people who look at the charming, perfect babies in baby magazines and want to scream because that is not their life. The book is a collection of brief, hilarious vignettes and stories, just the right length for a harried parent in need of a laugh. This book will wholly engage those who have been through the experience of parenting young children, as well as those preparing for that journey.

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2nd Place Winner
After Happily Ever After
Cynthia Weil, Beverly Hills CA

Princess Cinderella (yes, that one) realizes that a marriage based on shoe size and dancing ability was not the best idea. She and Prince Eric neither love nor like each other, but when he disappears, her life gets really crazy.

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3rd Place Winner
Return to Casa Grande
Michael Carlon, Stamford CT

Return to Casa Grande is the story of Blaze Hazelwood, a former “household name” actor who is searching for relevance in an entertainment environment that is remarkably different from what it was in his heyday. It is also the story of Allison Hart, a driven, smart, and stunning entertainment executive looking for lightening to strike twice.

Thanks to our (humor-loving) Judges
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Anne Kostick
Foxpath IND
Judge Erik Hane
Erik Hane
Red Sofa Literary
Judge Nicole Frail
Nicole Frail
Skyhorse Publishing
Judge Goldstein
Gary Goldstein
Citadel Press
Prizes

The following are the prizes awarded to our top three writers. Everyone else will receive AUTHORS.me basic service; your submission viewed by multiple publishing professionals; and access to future contests and writer services. Winners will be announced October 10, 2016.

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1st Place
  • Social Media Audit and Consultation: “30 Minute Skype Social Media Audit” of  one or more of your current pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Goodreads) to discuss how to expand on the great content you already share with audiences, plus learn how to possibly increase traffic and likes for the page that can broaden the audience for your book.

  • $200 cash prize
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2nd Place
  • Social Media Audit and Consultation: “20 Minute Skype Social Media Audit” of 1 current page (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to discuss how to expand on the great content you already share with audiences, plus learn how to possibly increase traffic and likes for the page that can broaden the audience for your book.

  • $100 cash prize
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3rd Place
  • Social Media Audit and Consultation: “15 Minute Skype Social Media Consultation” of  one page (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to discuss how to expand on the great content you already share with audiences, plus learn how to possibly increase traffic and likes for the page that can broaden the audience for your book.

  • $50 cash prize
Thanks to Darcie
Darcie Rowan PR & Social Media

For more than twenty-five years, Darcie Rowan has been helping authors and experts achieve their marketing and publicity goals. Darcie excels at “seeing the big picture,” while working one-on-one with her clients to identify promotional opportunities, create multidimensional media branding initiatives, and execute impactful  campaigns. In addition, Darcie regularly coaches clients on how to successfully connect with and engage their customers through social media marketing. She is highly respected by the media as someone who knows what is newsworthy and whose word can be trusted. As a long-standing industry leader, she has garnered top national and strategic regional media bookings in a variety of genres, including lifestyle, consumer products, business, finance, pop-culture, entertainment, and publishing. Ms. Rowan is a graduate of New York University. She resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Tony, and pug-son, Rodney. www.DarcieRowanPR.com