Thank you to the hundreds of aspiring authors who submitted their work for consideration in The Reading Room/WriteOnCon Aspiring Authors Contest. The competition was "fierce" (to quote fellow YA author Tyra Banks) and it was extremely difficult to narrow the entries to the top five.
Congratulations to our top five deserving contestants who made the judges' final decision very difficult. For those who didn’t get the chance to read these five entries you can still access them until the end of September by visiting http://www.thereadingroom.com/writeoncons/competition.
And now, without further ado...
Please put your hands together for Linda Jackson and her novel A PLACE TO CALL HOME.
Linda, you will receive $1,000 with compliments from TheReadingRoom.com, and can spend your $1000 on icecream or an iPad, pencils or a pile of books--whatever your heart desires. You've also landed yourself an author profile page on The Reading Room, the best place to connect with like-minded readers and share your passion for books.
And now we must leave everyone with two very important words. WRITE. ON.