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welcome

to the first annual turning the pages book signing & awards Turning The Pages was created as a low-cost magazine to help unite indie authors with readers, and has already helped bring many fans and new readers to authors in the indie industry. With our Annual Book Signing and Awards event we hope to spread the word and find more ways to unite authors with their readers.

congratulations

to all of this year’s winners and nominees thank you for joining us at our event! we are glad you’re here!

Program cover, interior design, and layout by Blue Harvest Creative www.blueharvestcreative.com


Congratulations To All Of The Blue Harvest Creative Authors Who Won Awards This Year!

Action & Science Fiction

Folklore & Short Story

Mystery

Biography

Fantasy

Drama

Erotica

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Book Covers and Ad design by Blue Harvest Creative


book of the year

surrender to fate jacelyn rye


action book of the year

JUMPER

DRIVE

jeff laferny

k.s. thomas

adventure book of the year

HALF BLOOD

josephine sanchez-vanner


biography book of the year

FIVE YEAR OLD DEATH bathsheba dailey

children’s 3-5 book of the year

LITTLE RACHEL DARK k.s. thomas


children’s 6-8 book of the year

LITTLE RACHEL DARK k.s. thomas

children’s 9-12 book of the year

HELGA RETURNS wendy nystrom


comedy book of the year

NEVER TRUST AN ANGEL AND OTHER PLAYS crystal smith-connelly

crime book of the year

THE PERFECT CRIME

peter hindley & susan goodsell


drama book of the year

RISE OF THE NOTORIOUS katie jennings

education book of the year

HAPPY TIME STORIES ronnie knox


fantasy book of the year

TEARS OF WAR a.d. trosper

folklore book of the year

SEQUOIA

hannah steenbock


Book Covers and Ad design by Blue Harvest Creative


health book of the year

SAYING GOODBYE WITHOUT SAYING HELLO raebeth mcgee-buda

historical fiction book of the year

SURRENDER TO FATE jacelyn rye


horror book of the year

MY DEMONIC GHOST - THE REAPERS jacinta maree

mystery book of the year

CROSSING THE LINE rebecka vigus


non-fiction book of the year

SAYING GOODBYE WITHOUT SAYING HELLO raebeth mcgee-buda

paranormal book of the year

HALF BLOOD

josephine sanchez-vanner


poetry book of the year

FIREFLIES

regina puckett

religious book of the year

SAYING GOODBYE WITHOUT SAYING HELLO raebeth mcgee-buda


romance book of the year

SURRENDER TO FATE jacelyn rye

science fiction book of the year

JUMPER

jeff laferney


short story book of the year

SEQUOIA

hannah steenbock

sport book of the year

KLASS ACT

l. anne carrington


young adult book of the year

SACRIFICE

stacey rourke

western book of the year

COYOTE: THE OUTLANDER chantal noordeloos


suspense book of the year

TAINTED WATERS maggie thom

teen fiction book of the year

SACRIFICE

stacey rourke


military fiction book of the year

A HERO’S PRIDE april angel

erotica book of the year

THE JOURNAL

liv honeywell & domitri xavier


women’s fiction book of the year

SURRENDER TO FATE jacelyn rye

thriller book of the year

TAINTED WATERS maggie thom


author spotlights bailey ardisone

Young Adult Contemporary - Fantasy/Romance

Bailey Ardisone was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. She married the love of her life and enjoys snuggling with their loving dog and bunnies that make up their family. Since a wee tot, she has been a daydreamer and spends most of her time escaping reality in some way–whether it be through books, music, movies, or art, and she loves traveling the world. One of her greatest passions is Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. books: The Sweet Series: Sweet Oblivion (Book 1), Sweet Escape (Book 2), Sweet Requiem (Book 3), Sweet Redemption (Book 4)

v.j. chisholm

Paranormal Romance - Fantasy Drama

V.J. Chisholm, author of Magick Weaved on a Samhain Eve, is an animal mad person with a wide range of holistic and new age hobbies, with a great love for music and life. V.J. resides in Scotland, inspiring her amazing wiccan tales. books: Magick Weaved on a Samhain Eve


author spotlights jordan dean

YA and NA

Her debut novel, ‘The Crescent’ was a 2010 Reader’s Favorite Award Winner. Her third novel, ‘Breaking Lauren’ was a Texas Book Association Finalist in 2013.

Jordan Deen is a Young Adult and New Adult Fiction writer from a small suburb of East St. Louis, Illinois. Her novels are a mixture of urban fantasy, paranormal, and edgy contemporary. In her free time, she loves to read, bake, attend concerts, travel, and play with her two-legged and four-legged sons. She is known for her love of quirky clothes, multi-colored hair and has a fondness for tattoos, high heels and cupcakes. In addition, she is a tech junkie that can be found most mornings and early afternoons on her tablet talking to folks on Facebook and Twitter about books, current events and music. books: The Crescent Series and The Lauren Series

gray dixon

Contemporary, Erotic Romance (BDSM)

“What’s to tell?” Gray Dixon asked. The nom de plume of erotica writer of hot, sexy stories for the adult crowd loves walks along the beach at sunset, a glass of wine over a romantic dinner and a night of love. On the serious side, she’s married to her Dear Heart for many years, has three children, many grandchildren, a dog, a couple of fish, a big yard with lots of fruit trees, two cars and a house. Ah, the American Dream she loves to describe. She likes a lot of different things, crafts, watching the History Channel, reality shows (not all, but some), travel, and of course writing. She’s worked hard all her life in many interesting fields and enjoyed all of them, but she finally found enough time to relax and enjoy escaping into the worlds she created through her stories. She mainly writes erotica with BDSM elements, and hopes readers will enjoy the tales she weaves. books: Master Taboo Series: Master Knight (Book 1) Master Prince (Book 2) Master King (Book 3) Master Marshal (Book 4)


author spotlights k.t. dixon

Action/Adventure

K.T. Dixon resides in Orlando, Florida and travels the state in search of tales, but he always takes the time to enjoy a good book. Ernest Hemingway, Carl Hiaasen, and Bob Morris are just a few of the authors that he loves to read. K.T. enjoys hiking and camping in the Everglades and other wildness areas of the Sunshine State. He also plays golf, fishes coastal waters, and has been known to spend some time at the poker table on occasion. books: The Brightpath Series: Don’t Tread on Me (Book 1), Seminole Wind (Book 2), Quicksand (Book 3)

m.c.v. egan

Drama

M.C.V. Egan (Maria Catalina Vergara Egan) is the author of The Bridge of Deaths. The story came about through a lifelong obsession to solve the MYSTERY of her maternal grandfather’s death in faraway Denmark. Her grandfather died on August 15th, 1939 in a passenger airplane with a small group of men; all of whom left an interesting trail of doubt as to who they really were. This was two weeks before Hitler invaded Poland and the world plunged into WWII. The research for this took M.C.V. Egan to various countries, through the unusual world of psychics, to a Peruvian Shaman and past life regressions. She lives in South Florida with her Husband, Tom Egan; credited with the cover photo, their teenage son and five pound Chihuahua. books: The Bridge of Deaths


author spotlights misha elliott

Coming of Age

Misha is an old movie watching, wine drinking, book lover. She cant remember a time when books weren’t a part of her life. Writing allows everyone else to talk to the voices in her head. books: Learning to Fly

jacinta maree

YA Paranormal Horror

She is always happy to try something new; getting her real estate license, practicing ninjitshu, Zumba and parkour to name a few.

Self confessed chocaholic, Jacinta was born and raised in Melbourne Australia with her loving family of five. Even as a child Jacinta had an itch to write. Writing was the one constant hobby she clung to, also trying her hand at piano, flute, tennis, horseback riding and drama. Jacinta works full time in the family business and spends her afternoons either playing basketball, reading, writing or hanging out with friends. For her future, Jacinta sees herself writing. It is a large part of her identity and something she hopes to continue. Aside from her love of stories she loves Japan and its unique and beautiful culture and history. From their delicious sushi dishes right down to their wooden sandals and kimonos. She is also a huge cat person and loves to snuggle up in front of the fire for a good movie or book. Her favorite genres are paranormal and fantasy but she also loves anything written by thriller writer, Stephen King. books: My Demonic Ghost Series: Banished Spirits The Reapers


author spotlights gracie meadows

Erotic Romance

As a person who does believe in love at first sight, it was easy to find romance where ever I went. I myself have fallen into fate’s hand when I met my husband and married eleven days later. Now, we just celebrated our eleventh year anniversary with four children. I never regret a single day, and love him more and more with each passing hour. I was never much of a writer in school. I enjoyed mostly poems, but anything longer never held my interest. When a friend challenged me to actually write a book better than the one she was reading. I toyed with the idea, and now here I am today. I have found a hidden passion that allows my wild side to come out while keeping the romance together. I would love to hear from all of you. books: Heels for Hire Covered by Bubbles (Book 1) The Hidden Pack Series: Dreamwalker’s Duo (Book 1) Awakened by a Dream (Book 2) Panther Protection (Book 3)

scott mehan

Non-fiction biography

The author retired with honors from the United States Army as a Major and is a recipient of the Bronze Star for actions conducted during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Major (Ret.) Meehan holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Resource Information Management, and is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation at Capella University in Organizational Management. books: Stone in a Sling


author spotlights wendy nystrom

Children’s

A published author with Anchor Group Publishing, wife and a mother of three wonderful children. Wendy is an avid reader of many different genres; she love adventures; and devotes some of her time to being active in schools, the local library, and other community projects. She earned a BA in Geography concentrating on Urban Planning at Texas State University. Wendy began writing children stories in 2005 while living on the wonderfully imagination filled island of Iceland. books: James Saves the Moon, Helga Returns: James and Syvok’s Adventure 2, Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland

cynthia o’neil

Romance

In her books, Cynthia draws on her background in healthcare and business, along with her husband’s engineering knowledge.

Cynthia P. O’Neill grew up in Clewiston, Florida and moved to Central Florida to attend college. There, she married her friend, love, and soul mate and still resides with their amazing son, and a feisty, four-legged little boy. Cynthia currently writes on all levels of Romance. The Remembrance Series encompasses Young Adult, with a touch of Paranormal activity and a hint of Historical romance. The Learning Series is for those who like a little more steam with their books, falling into the categories of New Adult, Contemporary and verging on Erotica, with a hint of suspense. She tries to make her writing very personal and close to her heart. Regular life is the inspiration for her books, but her imagination takes them to new heights, opening up possibilities that would normally not exist. books: The Remembrance Series: I Remember (Book 1) Loving You (Book 2) Learning Series: Learning to Trust (Book 1) Learning to Let Go (Book 2)


author spotlights jacelyn rye

Romance

Jacelyn Rye is many things. She can be as alluring as the love that flows from her pen: pure, honest, simple. But then, like a storm that suddenly appears over the mountain, she can also have you running for shelter where there’s no place to hide. Like life, itself, Jacelyn delivers the hard with the soft, the pain with the joy, the instant with the forever. All of it, for a reason. And it’s there that one can best enter her life. books: Surrender to Fate, Shattered by Fate, Chosen by Fate

dawn robertson

Erotic Romance

Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.

Dawn Robertson is a twenty-something indie erotic romance, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her flock of kids and writes smut. Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), shopping for My Little Pony goodies, being the life of the party at a book signing, or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message. books: Hers


author spotlights stacey rourke

YA Fantasy

Stacey Rourke is the author of the YA Fantasy Gryphon Series and the nonfiction autobiographical I’m Not Crazy, I’m on Lupron; a Journey Through Infertility. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of the Gryphon Series as well as other literary projects.

Stacey was a RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for “Embrace”, a Gryphon Series Novel.

books: The Gryphon Series

melissa schroeder

Romance

From an early age, USA Today Bestselling Author Melissa Schroeder loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Melissa has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, three nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the best seller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

books: Angus The Santinis Tease Me A Little Harmless Fantasy A Little Harmless Ride Desire By Blood


author spotlights toni sinns

YA Action/Adventure/Romance

Toni Sinns was born and raised in Western North Carolina before moving to Central Florida in 2011 with the love of her life husband and their 2 dogs. She is currently working on multiple novels in multiple genres and has many plans for much more. When she isn’t busy having conversations with the characters in her head she is helping others with Turning The Pages or she is lost in one of her many joys and hobbies which could include: video games, movies, crochet, cooking, crafts, reading, or something else she finds to toy with. books: The Blazing Charm Series, Fields of Summer

heather smith

Multiple Genres

HD Smith has been writing as a hobby for over ten years. DARK HOPE is her first traditionally published full length novel. She has previously self-published two middle grade novellas in ebook format. She is a software developer by day, working for an awesome cruise line in Celebration, FL. HD grew up in South Carolina, but has called the Sunshine State home since 1997. She has Computer Science degrees from Clemson University (BS) and Florida Institute of Technology (MS). Her other hobbies include painting and screen printing. She enjoys creating t- shirts inspired by the places in her books. books: Dark Hope; Nowhere, NJ


author spotlights lynne st. james

Paranormal Erotic Romance

Lynne St. James lives in the mostly sunny state of Florida with her husband, two dogs and two cats. She works in the Internet Technology industry and loves to escape to the worlds of her creation. When she’s not working, she’s writing, reading, taking pictures and sometimes cooking. If Lynne had her way she’d travel all over the world and set a new book in each place she visited. Maybe someday! Lynne is addicted to coffee and if she’s not at her desk you can usually find her hovering over her Keurig coffee maker waiting for the next cup to be ready. Lynne has three books in her Vampires of Eternity Series published with Siren-Bookstrand. Her new series called Anamchara is releasing with JK Publishing. books: Vampires of Eternity Series Anamchara Series

k.s. thomas

Romance

A gypsy at heart, I write the way I live, following the story wherever it may lead, always ready to start the next one. This is clearly reflected in my body of work which to date includes everything from Children’s Lit to Thrillers.

Dog Lover who likes her pastries full of cream and sugar….oh…and I write some. Aside from being an author, I am also a mom to a beautiful 5 year old little girl. I tell everyone I named her after my great-grandmother (because that’s the mature answer), but really, I named her after my favorite princess – just so happens I got lucky and they had the same name…If I wasn’t a writer, I would work on a horse ranch – I’m an animal lover (in addition to dogs, horses are at the top of my list). I wear flip-flops pretty much everywhere I go. I would rather stay awake until 5 am than get up at 5 am (years of bar tending have left their mark), if I can, I’m going to the beach AND I will always be nice to people who bring me chocolate…or coffee…if you bring me both, I’ll probably love you forever. books: Salty Country Girls Blood Bound Drive This Christmas Lucky In Love Getting Lucky (A Lucky Novella) The Final Descendants And The Well Of Wishes Lost (Book One)


author spotlights ceci giltenan

Paranormal Erotic Romance

Ceci’s sixth grade class predicted that she would be an author. “But I want to be a nurse!” she said, in her typically bossy style. As it turns out, she became both. She started her career as an oncology nurse at a leading research hospital, and eventually became a successful medical writer. In 1991 she married a young Irish carpenter who she met at a friend’s wedding. They raised their family in central New Jersey and now with their youngest off to college, Ceci is breaking away from “primary efficacy endpoints” and writing a few “happily ever after’s.” Ceci is the author of two bestselling medieval Highland romances, Highland Solution released September 3, 2013 and Highland Courage released March 3, 2014. books: Highland Courage, Highland Solution


Turning the Pages 2013 Awards Program  

Very excited to design the program for Turning the Pages' awards ceremony this year held in Orlando, Florida.

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