CONGRATULATIONS to SEMI-FINALISTS for the 2018 DANTE ROSSETTI Book Awards. Good luck to all as they compete for the seven First Place Category positions and the Dante Rossetti Grand Prize in this fiercely competitive awards program.
Chilling Books for Autumn Nights – Gothic Horror, Middle-Grade Readers & Children’s Books, Paranormal & Ghost Stories
Just click on this link for the Halloween inspired Chanticleer selections -- from "turn on the lights" gothic horror to "tootacular" early readers for the young and young-at-heart.
How Do Football and Fiction Writing Connect? Read on to Find Out How with T.K. Riggins, Fantasy Author
Like the game of football, professional novels have elements that can’t be changed like how it’s formatted, where the inciting incident should be, how the story arc relates to the climax, etc. The thing that can be changed is how the writer tells the story.
Risk and reward weigh heavily for Lani Yavari as she fights to reunite her family - possibly at the cost of her own life. A strong, vibrantly brilliant contemporary metaphysical Y/A novel that belongs alongside the greats!
The SPIRIT SHIELD SAGA: SEER of SOULS by Susan Faw – Epic Fantasy, Mythology & Folklore, Coming of Age Y/A
Larger-than-life storytelling at it's best as epic villains and courageous heroes face off in the first book in The Spirit Shield Saga, an entertaining and spell-binding Y/A Fantasy for all ages.
The following titles and their authors have made it past the initial “Slush-Pile Rounds” and will compete in the next rounds to see which titles will be Short Listed for the 2017 Dante Rossetti Book Awards.
Realistic teen life plus a hefty dose of magic realism equals a mighty fine read! Gretchen Wing's "The Flying Burgowski" will lift you above it all and satisfy your longing for a really good YA book.
DIGGER: SIERRA and the CASE of the CHIMERA KILLER by Robert D. Calkins – Y/A, Mystery/Thriller, Crime Fiction
One boy and his search-and-rescue dog seek for the truth among a serial killer’s grisly work in the Pacific Northwest. Readers, young and adult alike, will be charmed and intrigued by the subtleties of this well-conceived and cinematic mystery.
“Magic and intrigue throw Lily Coltrane’s world all kinds of upside-down when she discovers she isn’t who she thought she was.
The Dante Rossetti First Place Category Short Listers competed for the 2016 First Place Category positions. The winners were announced and recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala, Bellingham, Wash., held on April 1st, 2017.