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01 March 2013

Announcing the 2013 Olympia Winner!


FIRST ANNUAL OLYMPIA AWARD WINNER:

Do No Harm
by author Laura McClellan

CONGRATULATIONS, LAURA!

About Do No Harm:
Do No Harm is the story of a disgraced Seattle obstetrician whose efforts to fit into her new Texas home are stymied by family conflicts, cultural differences, church politics, and ghosts from her past. 

About the Olympia:
The Olympia is Clash of the Titles' opportunity to feature up-and-coming unpublished Christian fiction authors and their work.

Do No Harm was chosen by a panel of judges who narrowed the list of competing authors to three. For that round, the judges were avid readers of Christian fiction and not associated with the publishing industry. For the final round, the submissions went before three professionals in the Christian fiction world.

DEBORAH RANEY--award-winning author
AMANDA LUEDEKE--literary Agent of Macgregor Literary
STEVE HUTSON--literary Agent of WordWise Media

Special thanks to each of our judges who volunteered their time to this contest. 

Recognition also goes to the runners up, Elaine Manders and Bethany Kaczmarek.

About Laura McClellan:
A lawyer by day and a lover of the written word since childhood, Laura has been published both in professional publications and inspirational magazines and is a contributor to the popular Stepcase Lifehack blog. In 2012 she committed to pursuing her lifetime dream of writing a novel, and she’s currently polishing her first women’s fiction manuscript in anticipation of submitting it (by request!) to her dream agent in early 2013. Laura is member of American Christian Fiction Writers, a team member at My Book Therapy, the women’s fiction category winner in the 2012 Phoenix Rattler fiction contest, and a finalist in the 2012 Olympia fiction contest.

For her win, Laura will receive: a beautiful banner to display on her website, a podcast interview with author and Christian Authors Guild board member, Cynthia Simmons, a feature tour on COTT's Blog Alliance, and a lovely plaque.



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4 comments:

Evelym said... Saturday, 02 March, 2013

Well deserved Laura! I can't wait to read your upcoming novel!

Gail Pallotta said... Saturday, 02 March, 2013

Congratulations, Laura!

Laura McClellan said... Saturday, 06 April, 2013

Thank you for the congratulations (which I just saw today!!). It was an honor. I'm still poring over the feedback from the judges, incorporating it to make my work better. Thank you to the judges and to everyone at COTT who worked to put this contest together.

Laura

April Gardner said... Monday, 08 April, 2013

Laura, we're so pleased to have been a blessing to you!! And tickled that those comments are helpful. :-)

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