NEW ENGLAND_ The New England Book Festival honors the best works of the holiday season and considers non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, photography/art, poetry, gay literature, regional literature, spiritual, wild card (anything goes!), business books, unpublished stories and compilations/anthologies for their competition.
Entries are judged by a panel of industry experts based on their general excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story, plus the potential of the work to reach a wider audience.
Headline titles and authors winning 2020 awards include:
WINNER: Voices from the Pandemic – Editor, Don Helin
HONORABLE MENTION: Lady Columba Venus Revelations – Dr. Raymond A. Keller
HONORABLE MENTION: Zach’s Quest: A Christmas Tale – Matt and Melanie Dragovits
RUNNER-UP: The Redemption – Lauren Hudson
HONORABLE MENTION: Last Letter to Gettysburg – Jan Thornton Jones
HONORABLE MENTION: White Skies Black Mingo – Kevin D. Miller
HONORABLE MENTIONS: The Adventures of Wandala – Daniel Boyd
A spiritual journey and love story that’s perfect for the season is the winner of the 2020 New England Book Festival is author Steven Manchester’s “The Menu” (Luna Bella Media). The story of Phinn Reed, who enters the world with the promise of finding his soul mate. With heaven’s memories erased, his romantic quest teaches him that the heart often sees clearer than the eyes, and that not everyone has ordered the same items from The Menu.