Minnesota Indie Author Contest Winners and Finalists 2018

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Get inspired to submit your work to the 2019 contest, or simply enjoy a local read with the finalists and winners of our first statewide Mn Writes Mn Reads self-published author contest. 

http://www.mnwritesmnreads.org/contest/

 


Lizbeth Selvig
Description: 2018 MnWrites MnReads contest winner "Grace's relentless honesty and devotion to family - not to mention the way she turns him on - has Ty thinking too much with his heart. Ty's passionate love for his daughter and his encouragement of Grace's half-baked ideas - not to mention his knee-weakening kisses - has Grace wondering if she's found her unlikely match in a rough-around-the-edges cowboy. But when Ty's plans are exposed, can Grace forgive the liar who manipulated her and her family and forgive herself for being duped?"-- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sel
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Chris (Suspense fiction writer) Norbury
Description: 2018 MnWrites MnReads author contest finalist "Fugitive Matt Lanier, unjustly accused of a violent crime, has been hiding in the northeastern Minnesota wilderness for nine months. The law wants him in jail. His enemies want him dead. He simply wants to survive the most brutal winter in decades. After rescuing an injured trapper, Matt is forced to leave his primitive encampment. He undertakes a Herculean trek through a blizzard to Castle Danger, a small town on the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior. There he's saved from near death by Allyson Clifford, a shrewd and beautiful restaurant owner with secrets of her own. Despite wanting to move on in order to evade his pursuers, Matt helps Allyson weather a business crisis as repayment for her benevolence." --back cover.
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Bethany Atazadeh
Description: 2018 MnWrites MnReads author contest finalist - Young Adult Everyone in Eden is assigned a Number, tattooed on their neck, which determines their value and place in the world. On her Numbering Day, Evalene Vandereth anticipates joining the élite. Born in an upper-class family, she knows exactly who she is and what she is worth. Even as the needle breaks her skin, she is blissfully happy. She never considers another outcome, until it's too late. Now 18-year-old Evalene lives in fear, struggling with her new identity, stripped of her freedom and basic human rights. Can she escape her Number? Is anyone else asking the same question? --back cover
Call Number: YA FIC Ata
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
B. K Parent
Description: 2018 MnWrites MnReads Winner - Young Adult Nissa's dangerous adventure involves an evil regent who does not want to give up power, a princess coming of age, and folks taking sides. Along the way, Nissa meets a variety of mysterious folk including the Gunnary, the Huntress, and the elusive Neebings. Nissa's journey requires her to draw on resources, courage and strength she did not know she had.
Call Number: YA FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Tom (Thomas) Combs
Description: 2018 MnWrites MnReads author contest finalist "ER physician and medical researcher, Drake Cody, has created an experimental drug that may help the paralyzed walk. When Drake's helicopter rescue flight touches down poolside at a Lake Minnetonka estate, he finds the glamorous attorney representing his breakthrough dead of a suspicious drowning. Police suspect foul play and discover evidence of her hidden life of sexual obsession and criminal business dealings. Within hours, one of Drake's research colleagues is shot and arrives at the ER near death. The stakes ratchet ever-higher as Drake, his wife Rachelle and their two children are swept into an international firestorm of greed and violence"--Back of cover.
Call Number: FIC Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 3, 2018
Mary Clare Lockman
Description: This delightful coming-of-age story resonates on many levels: young readers can identify with Colette's passion and her natural curiosity, while others will be reminded of a time when life was simpler.
Call Number: YA FIC Loc
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2018
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Betting On Paradise
Lizbeth Selvig
FIC Sel
Journey's Middle
B. K Parent
YA FIC Par
Castle Danger
Chris (Suspense fiction writer) Norbury
FIC Nor
Nerve Damage
Tom (Thomas) Combs
FIC Com
Evalene's Number
Bethany Atazadeh
YA FIC Ata
They're Always With You
Mary Clare Lockman
YA FIC Loc