2021 Finalists Announced

Our judges have carefully reviewed our semi-finalists, and we are excited to announce both the 2021 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project and 2021 De la Página a la Fama Finalists. Congratulations to the nine Illinois authors listed below.

Adult Fiction Finalists

(Alphabetical order by author last name)
  • A Child Lost, Michelle Cox (Grayslake Area Public Library)
  • Demon's Bane, India Powers (Gail Borden Public Library)
  • Loose Ends, Terri Reid (Lena Community District Library)

Young Adult Fiction Finalists

(In alphabetical order by author last name)
  • Reverie, Zee Lacson (Grayslake Area Public Library)
  • The Keepers of the Light, Otto Schafer (Mackinaw District Public Library)
  • All Last Summer, Stephanie J. Scott (Aurora Public Library)

De la Página a la Fama Finalists

(Alphabetical order by author last name)
  • El quetzal azul, Dennis Avelar (Addison Public Library)
  • No siempre es un valle de lágrimas, Pascuala Herrera (Franklin Park Library)
  • Proudly Bilingual/Orgullosamente BilingüeAraseli Rodriguez (Crystal Lake Public Library)