Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project!

The Soon To Be Famous Blog

Announcing: Semi-finalists for 2019 Illinois Author Project

This year 81 Illinois authors submitted their works of Adult or Young Adult fiction to be considered for the 2019 Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project contest. After carefully reviewing these submissions, we are excited to announce our Semi-Finalists for the 2019 contest.  Congratulations!

Adult Fiction

In alphabetical order by author.
  • The River Caught Sunlight, Katie Andraski
  • Getting Rid of Mabel, Keziah Frost
  • Give me Chocolate, Annie Hansen
  • War, Spies, and Bobby Sox, Libby Hellmann
  • Controlled Descent, K. M. Herkes
  • The Dragon of New Orleans, Genevieve Jack
  • American Past Time, Len Joy
  • Full Slab Dead, EM Kaplan
  • My Life as a Star, Ruth Kaufman
  • Unrequited Guilt, Kim Praser
  • Punk Charming, Laura Quinn
  • The Bone Shroud, Jean Rabe
  • The Pear Tree, K. M. Sandrick
  • Renegade Pawn, Craig S. Wilson
  • Twisted Secrets, Donna M. Zadunajsky

Young Adult Fiction

In alphabetical order by author.
  • The Chronocar, Steve Bellinger
  • One Night, Deanna Cabinian
  • The Remedy Files: Illusion, Lauren Eckhardt
  • Orbit, Leigh Hellman
  • Missing the Mark, Keith Thomas Hoerner
  • Just the Way You Are, Allison M. Lewis
  • Through The Woods, Margie Mack
  • The Fifth Floor and Just Like Ziggy, Julie Oleszek
  • Just One Summer, Lynn Stevens

Congratulations to these 25 authors listed above. We thank everyone who took the time to submit their work. And if you didn’t make it to the second round this year, we encourage you to keep writing and editing. And perhaps, try again next year.