Our librarian judges have scored the entries. And now we are excited to announce this year’s finalists for the 2018 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author contest. Congratulations!

Join us for the WINNER Announcement on Thursday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Fountaindale Public Library.

Sarah’s Heart E S Beidas
Nominated by: Westmont Public Library
Sarah, her husband, and her children may have escaped the Holocaust in Europe, but they still carry the scars inflicted by the Nazi regime.
The Sweetest Heartbreak by Heather Bentley
Nominated by: Fox River Grove Memorial Library
When naïve, humble, and beautiful meets arrogant, brash, and handsome, it can only lead to…Sweetest Heartbreak.
Morwen Cottage by LeAnn L Morgan
Nominated by: Galesburg Public Library
Rowena Mills , recently divorced, learns she inherited a Cornwall U.K. estate. Without much planning, she sold everything she owned and boarded a plane to England.

Congratulations to the three authors listed above. We thank everyone who took the time to submit their work (and their sponsoring libraries). And if you didn’t make it to the finalist round this year, we encourage you to keep writing and editing. And perhaps, try again next year. The 2019 contest will open mid-October 2018.