We are proud to work with talented authors whose works have received or were nominated for several awards. Tim Best’s Substitute Angel won a 2013 Platinum MarCom Award for best E-Book Cover Design and won a 2014 Coffee Time Romance & More Reader’s Recommended Award. It was the 2014 Editor’s Pick in D’Tale Magazine and was featured in the 2016 American Library Association Conference and Exhibition’s “Hot Indie Author Guide.” Best’s The Intended Ones (prequel/sequel to Substitute Angel) won a 2014 Platinum MarCom Award for Best Paperback Cover design and it received an “Excellent Rating” in D’Tale Magazine in 2015. Best’s A Farm in Pennsylvania won a 2016 Gold MarCom Award for Best E-Book and it was given an “Excellent Rating” in D’Tale Magazine in 2017. Best’s book, The Thing With Margo, has won a Gold Hermes Award, a national and international honor, in the category of “Outstanding Publication/Book” in 2018. Chris DeFazio’s A History in Blood (Blood Trilogy, Book 1) was a finalist for the 2014 RONE Award with Just Plain Blood (Blood Trilogy, Book 2) receiving a nomination in 2015. The cover of Blood Future (Blood Trilogy, Book 3), designed by Colbie Myles was nominated in D’Tale Magazine’s January 2016 Crème de la Cover Contest. Jim Yonker’s Southern Passage is a 5-star Reader’s Favorite. Tolar Miles’ Delta is also a 5-star Reader’s Favorite. Douglas Wells’ The Secrets of All Secrets was a finalist in the 2017 Independent Author Network’s Book of the Year Awards. Kathryn Brown Ramsperger’s The Shores of Our Souls was a semifinalist in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition. Reagen Keeter’s 99 Souls was a finalist in the 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards. Sharon Yang’s Bait and Switch was a finalist for best Mystery in the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards. Kaye D. Schmitz won the 2017 Gold Literary Titan Book Award for her novel The Consort Conspiracy. Gini Graham Scott has had books featured on national news outlets such as Good Morning America, CNN, and Oprah. Ed Protzel has won a 2018 gold medal in the Literary Titan Book Awards for his book Honor Among Outcasts (Darkhorse Trilogy, Book 2). Paul E. Vaughn’s book Dragon Ascendants (Luminess Legends, Book 1) has won a silver medal in the Literary Titan Book Awards for June 2018. Douglas Wells’ How We End Up was a finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards for the Fiction: Literary category. Kaye Schmitz won a medal in the 2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Awards in the Adult Fiction: Mystery category for her book, The Consort Conspiracy, A Covington Family Mystery.
Publisher SHERI WILLIAMS has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years. A former literary agent, Williams began her publishing career working as a freelance assistant to an Oregon agency. She has held a number of positions including writer, editor, copyeditor, copywriter, proofreader, reviewer and research specialist for many online and print media including publisher Harcourt Brace. She has created strong connections in both the publishing and entertainment industries. Her educational background is Journalism, Creative Writing, Business Administration, and Criminal Justice. Williams is a founding faculty member of the Pitch Me! Workshops for fiction and nonfiction writers and owner of Criminal Justice Professionals, an online group with more than 65,000 members. She resides in Arkansas with her children and number of four-legged dependents.
Substitute Angel by Timothy Best Other ⋄ Romance When a man accidentally injures an angel sent to prevent a murder he reluctantly agrees to help --a decision that forces him to face his past, thrusts him into a situation that could very well be the end of him, and wakens him to the realization that there really is a purpose to all things in life.
Film (short) by Hagen Mattingly Publisher As Gavin's junior year comes to a close, he faces an inner conflict with his status as the most popular kid in high school. It's not lost on his father, who sensed for some time that his overly indulged son needs redirection. Making matters worse for Gavin, his dad sends him away for the summer to assist at a camp for children with special needs. Arriving at camp Life Me Up, Gavin is suddenly forced to dabble in a world less familiar. After his first uncomfortable encounter with a strange girl with multi-colored fingernails, who refuses to waiver his arrogant behavior, Gavin comes face to face with a person from the past, who leaves him uneasy. One person is facing the prospect of losing their life. One person is facing a future of being authentic. Inevitably, three people clash and collide, but when tragedy strikes, they come to an understanding in regards their differences. Becoming a young adult, Gavin faces a summer of harsh lessons in reality. Once he crosses the bridge from a self-inflicted prison to the road to freedom, Gavin and his new friends implement a strategy to stir up the social order when they return to school. Because of one jaded person jumping to conclusions, the plan backfires. Will they be able to survive the fallout of what they've put into motion?
Film (short) by Page Ten Entertainment Publisher An awkward teen dreams of musical theater stardom but is beaten out by the popular girl in school, who is hiding the abuse in a seemingly perfect high school romance. Rushing to save a girl from violence, a life is lost and it takes a spirit to return and expose the truth. Written by S. L. Mauldin