Top 10 ABNA Finalists Announced

Amazon and Penguin announced the Top 10 Finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award on March 3, 2008. Amazon customers can go to the www.Amazon.com/ABNA site to download longer versions of each of the novels and then write a review. The following is taken from the Amazon ABNA site:

“Finalists will earn the following point values based on your star ratings:

•5 stars = 3 points
•4 stars = 1 point
•1, 2 or 3 stars = 0 points
•Download only (no review or star rating) = 0 points

The grand prize winner will be the finalist who earns the most total points from customer ratings. Only ratings with qualified reviews will be counted, and a customer may only rate and review each excerpt once.”

For the first two weeks, reviews will be posted on the site, but after that they will be hidden to maintain the element of surprise for the Announcement of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner on April 7, 2008.

Good luck to all the Finalists!

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Valya Dudycz Lupescu has been making magic with food and words for more than 20 years, incorporating folklore from her Ukrainian heritage with practices that honor the Earth. She’s a writer, content developer, instructor, and mother of three teenagers. Valya is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Along with Stephen H. Segal, she is the co-author of FORKING GOOD: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place and GEEK PARENTING: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family (Quirk Books), and co-founder of the Wyrd Words storytelling laboratory. Valya earned her MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her poetry and prose have been published in anthologies and magazines that include, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Kenyon Review, Culture, Gargoyle Magazine, Gone Lawn, Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium. You can find her on Twitter @valya.

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