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Summertime is upon us – and a great time to sit back and do some reading. I am delighted that Joyous Lies has been chosen as a finalist in the Somerset Book Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction.

The finalists will advance to the 1st place category winners and Grand Prize winners at the Chanticleer Conference in Bellingham, Washington, on June 25, 2022.

The 2021 SOMERSET Book Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction – The Finalists – CIBAs 2021

The CIBA 2021 rounds - The Somerset Book Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction - the Finalists! The 2021 CIBA Banquet and Ceremony will be held on June 25th, 2022 at the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference. The excitement builds!

The 2021 SOMERSET Book Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction – The Finalists – CIBAs 2021

The SOMERSET Book Awards recognize emerging talent and outstanding works in the genre of Literary and Contemporary Fiction. The Somerset Book Awards is a genre division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs).
Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring contemporary stories, literary themes, adventure, magical realism, or women and family themes. These books have advanced to the next judging rounds. We will put them to the test and choose the best among them.
These titles have moved forward in the judging rounds from the 2021 Somerset Literary and Contemporary Fiction Semi-Finalists to the 2021 Somerset Book Awards FINALISTS. All FINALISTS will be announced and recognized at the Chanticleer Authors Conference (CAC22).
The First Place Category Winners, along with the CIBA Division Grand Prize winners, will be selected from the 24 CIBA divisions’ Finalists.
We will announce the 1st Place Category winners and Grand Prize Division Winners at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash. sponsored by the 2022 Chanticleer Authors Conference.
These titles are the FINALISTS of the 2021 Somerset Book Awards program for Literary and Contemporary Fiction!

Join us in cheering on the following authors and their works in the 2021 CIBAs.
• Ben Sharpton – The Awakening of Jim Bishop: This Changes Things
• M. J. Simms-Maddox – The Mysterious Affair at the Met
• Anne Pfeffer – Binge
• E. A. Coe – The Other Side Of Good
• Margaret Ann Spence – Joyous Lies
• Kent Politsch – Beebe and Bostelmann, a historical novel
• Teng Rong – Brilliant White Peaks
• Natalie Symons – Lies in Bone
• Dan Schorr – Final Table: A Novel
• Dawn Newton – The Remnants of Summer
• Douglas Green – A Dog of Many Names
• Robert Gwaltney – The Cicada Tree
• Richard C. Brusca – In the Land of the Feathered Serpent
• Judy Keeslar Santamaria – Jetty Cat Palace Café
• Charlie Suisman – Hot Air
• Suzanne Simonetti – The Sound of Wings
• Alex Sirotkin – The Long Desert Road
• John Hansen – Badger Creek
• Sue Phillips – You Oughta Know
• Cara Sue Achterberg – Blind Turn
• Gene Helfman – Beyond the Human Realm
• Barbara Linn Probst – The Sound Between the Notes

These titles and their authors will compete to advance to the FIRST PLACE and GRAND PRIZE Positions of the 2021 Somerset Book Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction. Good Luck to All!

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