The five winners across five categories have been announced in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, a contest that received over 10,000 entries from around the world. From the finalists, the winner will be selected by voters from reading excerpts at www.amazon.com/abna. The winner will be revealed June 15 and will receive a contract from Amazon Publishing, as well as a $50,000 advance. The remaining winners will each be awarded a publishing contract with a $15,000 advance.
The finalists are:
General Fiction: It Happened in Wisconsin by Ken Moraff, Lexington, MA
Mystery/Thriller: The Hidden by Jo Chumas, Barcelona, Spain
Romance: A Man Above Reproach by Evelyn Pryce, Pittsburgh, PA
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: POE by J. Lincoln Fenn, Haiku, HI
Young Adult Fiction: Timebound by Rysa Walker, Cary, NC