Finalists Chosen for Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Have you voted for your favorite?  Sorry, polls closed on May 21.  Amazon and Penguin Group (USA) have revealed the three finalists for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and you can go to the site and read excerpts from each novel.   They’ll announce the Grand Prize winner at a ceremony in New York City on May 27, 2009.

The finalists:

Ian Gibson of Victoria, British Columbia for his novel Stuff of Legends, a comic fantasy.  

James King of Wilton, CT for his novel Bill Warrington’s Last Chance, a family drama. 

Brandi Lynn Ryder of Napa, CA for her novel In Malice, Quite Close, an odyssey story (not quite a “road trip”).

The Grand Prize winner receives a publishing contract from Penguin which includes a $25,000 advance.

I’ll be interested to see how these books do in terms of sales…..


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