By Shawn StJean
And then there were twenty-five. . .
We began with 10,000 applicants (I say “we” because I fell by the way between the second and third rounds). It’s safe to say that when one comes this far–and remember that there are five categories, so only five books and authors remain in each–that everyone is a viable candidate for the Grand Prize, and the books that are not chosen next month are still well worth everyone’s attention. It’s like being nominated for the Oscars.
I’d like to extend a special congratulations to the semi-finalist-survivors in the General Fiction category:
Danielle Fifer The Great Wall
Ian Flitcroft The Reluctant Cannibals
James Brakken The Treasure of Namakagon
Ken Moraff It Happened in Wisconsin
Scott Cairns Silver
Good luck, authors–you’ve achieved great visibility already! Everyone else, there are twenty-five new books for you to put on your must-check-out list: http://www.amazon.com/b?node=332264011