HOLLYWOOD –The 2021 Hollywood Book Festival honors books worthy of further attention from the film, television and multimedia industries. Included in this year’s awards are Headline Authors Daniel Boyd – The Adventures of Wandala (Best Science Fiction), Sabrina Runyon – Kindergarten Kapers (Sequels), Dreama Denver – Gilligan’s Dreams: The Other Side of the Island (Biography/Autobiography), Bucleigh Newton Kernodle – I Would Love You Even If You Burned the Christmas Turkey – Runner Up Best Children’s Book. Jeffrey Weber – You Sound Amazing (Nonfiction), Missing by Don Helin (Fiction), White Skies Black Mingo by Kevin D. Miller (Genre Based fiction) and Matt and Melanie Dragovits – Zach’s Quest: A Tale for Christmas (Children’s Books).
Author Christopher St. John’s War Bunny (Harvest Oak Press) is the Grand Prize Winner and is the story of Anastasia, a rabbit who bravely confronts her area’s killers, launching a war between prey and predator in a post-apocalyptic world. Compared to Watership Down by reviewers, the book raises intriguing questions about friendship, honor, religion and the establishment. The book is the first in a series by St. John.
The author wins $1500 as his grand prize and will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood later this fall.