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“St. Nic, Inc.” is Royal Palm finalist!

I’m pleased to announce that St. Nic., Inc., my contemporary re-imagination of the Santa Claus myth, is now a finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award Competition hosted by the Florida Writers Association.  000_RPLA_Finalist_Badge

St. Nic, Inc. is competing in the mainstream fiction genre.

According to reviewers, St. Nic., Inc.sparkles like the North Pole on a sunny day” (Donna Meredith) and “a fast paced thriller that explores government overreach, technology’s role in society, and what it means to ‘do good'” (Jim Booth).

Final awards will be announced October 15-18, 2015 at the FWA’s annual conference in Orlando.

St. Nic, Inc. can be purchased at amazon.com or Southern Yellow Pine Publishing.

 

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St. Nic, Inc. Makes Royal Palm Literary Award Semi-Finals!

I am pleased to announced that St. Nic, Inc., my reality-based action adventure about the North Pole, as been named a semi-finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards! The next step is for a judge to review and score the manuscript to determine if it makes it into the finals. RPLA_SemiFinalist_Badge

This is the furthest one of my novels has gone in this competition, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. RPLA’s award competition uses a rubric for scoring the manuscripts. Manuscripts that reach a certain threshold in overall scoring make it into the semi-finals and finals. The award winners are determined by a panel of judges.

Reason magazine has called St. Nic, Inc. a “comic thriller,” and award winning author Donna Meredith writes:

When the talented SR Staley tosses DEA agents, moles, computer whizzes, and a multi-national CEO into one action-filled plot, you get St. Nic, Inc.,  a story that sparkles like the North Pole on a sunny day.  St. Nic, Inc. offers a fresh vision of what modern tools like the Internet and high-speed delivery services could accomplish in the hands of the right Little People. This heart-warming re-imagining gives us reason to believe—and fall in love all over again with our most cherished time of year.

 

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