The plot-line twists and turns adding suspense, the setting is vividly haunting in this paranormal mystery that has dashes of wit and humor along in this exploration of the spirit world by a teenage girl.
When art teacher Tory Adams trades in her heartache for a lottery ticket romantic sparks fly in this humorous tale of misunderstandings, half-truths and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
A moving, coming of age story set in a hapless time, Jesse demonstrates how the power of love and friendship triumphs over discrimination in a place where all hope seems lost and the odds are against you.
A moving novel with a fresh perspective, "Dust on the Bible"takes readers back to 1944 South Carolina where money was scarce and war was brewing. Readers will be captivated by twelve-year-old farm girl named Lily, who survives tough times with her hard-scrabble family.
The hopeless plight of those who suffered from human bondage and slavery is fervently depicted in the authentic voices of the “low country.” Stanard offers an insightful read that will resonate with you long after reading the final page.
The Somerset Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Literary and Contemporary Fiction. The Somerset Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions. We are pleased to announce the SOMERSET Awards Official Finalists List for 2014, otherwise known as the "Short List." The Official Finalists Listing is comprised of entries that have passed the first three rounds of judging from the entire field of entrants. To pass the first three rounds of judging, more than sixty pages of the works below have been read and have deemed worthy by the CBR judges of continuing in competition for the SOMERSET Awards FIRST IN CATEGORY positions and their prize packages. Congratulations to the SOMERSET AWARDS 2014 FINALISTS: Steve Lundin for The Manipulator: A Private Life in Public Relations Emily Ruth Verona for Steady is the Fall Ken Swarner for Family of the Year Nancy Adair for Soon Coming Nathan Smith Hips for The Misfit's Companion Patrick M. Garry for Finding Flipper Frank Jim Musgrave for Freak Story: 1967 - 1969 Thomas H. McNeely for Ghost Horse Michael A. Smith for Lightening's Child Kate McKenna for True Stories of Local Heroes Ian Bull for The Picture Kills Jim Henniger for Recording a Kill Laurie Fitzpatrick for Niello Michael Olin-Hitt for The Homegoing Rian Everest for The Tangerine Trio Michael Hurley for The Vineyard Jodie Bain for Inside the Walls of Matacalli City Zoo Janet K. Shawgo for Find Me Again [...]
Each one of these short stories is an entertaining and poignant read that will linger and leave you wanting more. A wonderful sense of place, authentic voice, and vividly drawn characters make this work a standout collection.
Long’s gifted ear for the true vernacular of the time and his detailed descriptions of the Old West place the reader right in the middle of the action on a journey to the Civil War era and to the far-flung outposts of the Old West.
Each page of this romantic thriller is imbued with the natural beauty of the Carolina Low Country, its people, and its culture. Mystery, romance, and the hunt for a long-lost artifact make for an engrossing read.
Clever dialogue, humor, and a healthy dose of romance between Alex and Jillian will surely delight romance readers. Providing a deft balance of romance and mystery, Eleanor Tatum plants intriguing clues and steadily builds suspense in a way that had this reviewer eagerly turning the pages to discover who is embezzling town funds and endangering the lives of its citizens.