Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Oquirrh Hills 2012 eBook Contest Winners
1st Place: Counting Crows by T W Abbott
2nd Place: Kuhlain's Quest by L Charles Grant
Romance / Inspirational:
1st Place: Love on Laird Lane by Cindy A Christiansen
2nd Place: Braving the Blaze by Cindy A Christiansen
3rd Place: Inside Hope by Krista Siegler
Young Adult / Juvenile:
1st Place: Become by Ali Cross
2nd Place: The Darkness Within by Sara Fitzgerald
1st Place: Five Scalps by Jerry A Matney & D A Gordon
2nd Place: Woman War Chief by Jerry A Matney & D A Gordon
3rd Place: I, Nephi by K M Mittan
So, I took first place in Fantasy. This was pretty exciting. The contest was a good exercise for me because it made me really think about presentation, and my website, and the cover, and everything else that goes along with ePublishing a story.
Right now you can read the novel for free. The story works really well standing on its own. I'd like to make a series based on these characters, something like Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew set in a mythical Anglo Saxon England. I like the period of history where paganism was slowly being replaced by Christianity, when people worshiped Christ but still invoked Thunor or Woden when they needed a little extra luck.