And the winner is not….


Oh well. Boo hoo and all that.

The finals have been announced for the Booklife Contest.  As per previous blog posts, my novel, The Princess of Asylum had made it to the quarter finals, and then the semi-finals. Really good review, really good score.  Check it out here:

Alas, not quite good enough.

The Finalist, Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror for is E.M. Hamill’s Peacemaker.  You can check it out here:

E.M. Hamill, according to her bio on Booklife is  “a nurse by day, unabashed geek, chocoholic, sci fi and fantasy novelist by nights, weekends, and whenever she can steal quality time with her laptop. She lives with her family, a dog, and a cat in the wilds of eastern suburban Kansas, where they fend off flying monkey attacks and prep for the zombie apocalypse.”

That sounds like someone I would like.  Please feel free to go and take a look at her website, which you can find here:


So all I can say is good luck, E.M. and I hope you make it to the grand prize.

For the record, the other finalists are:

GENERAL FICTION – Child of Gilead, by Douglas S. Reed

MYSTERY / THRILLER –  The Jade Tiger#1, by E.W. Cooper

ROMANCE / EROTICA – Happily Ever His, by Delancey Stewart

YOUNG ADULT / MIDDLE GRADE – Scaled, by J.T. Ashmore

Congratulations to each.  Writing is a tough and heartbreaking thing.  It’s difficult to put yourself out there.  Each of these writers has shown considerable skill and bravery, and I applaud them for that.  Good luck and best wishes to all.  I’m sorry that there can only be one winner.