Paul Thornton, Alesa Lightbourne, and Nicole Evelina Win the 3rd Annual North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books
Winning Writers is pleased to announce the results from its third annual North Street Book Prize competition for self-published books. Paul Thornton of Fort Myers, Florida won first prize in Creative Nonfiction & Memoir for White Man's Disease, a gripping and inspiring memoir by an African-American businessman who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 29. Alesa Lightbourne of Santa Cruz, California won first prize in General Fiction for The Kurdish Bike, a richly textured and insightful autobiographical novel about an American teacher at an international school in Kurdish Iraq. Nicole Evelina of Maryland Heights, Missouri won first prize in Young Adult Fiction for Daughter of Destiny, a spiritual and feminist fantasy novel retelling the legend of King Arthur from Queen Guinevere's point of view. They each won $1,500 plus services and benefits from Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Book Promoter, and BookBaby. $6,250 was awarded in all. We received 378 entries. Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche judged, assisted by Lauren Singer and Annie Keithline. Read our press release. Read about the winning entries.
Published: February 15, 2018