RPLA Showcase: Melody Dean Dimick

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Welcome to the RPLA Showcase 2016 Unpublished General Catch-All Category Backpack Blues by Melody Dean Dimick In Backpack Blues, as they try to complete their senior year at Mountain Top High unscathed, Cora and her classmates face bullies led by Ross, the football quarterback, and the self-proclaimed cool kids. At the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet, author Melody Dean Dimick won First Place in the Unpublished General Catch-All category. Each year at the RPLA Banquet, authors experience the joy of … Read More »

RPLA Showcase: K E Garland

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Welcome to the RPLA Showcase 2016 Unpublished Creative Non-Fiction The Transition by K E Garland In “The Transition,” a daughter struggles with a three-year inner conflict to either show compassion towards her estranged and dying father, or to abandon him in his time of need. At the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet, author K E Garland won First Place in the Unpublished Creative Non-Fiction category. Each year at the RPLA Banquet, authors experience the joy of earning accolades for all the … Read More »

RPLA Showcase: John Hope

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Welcome to the RPLA Showcase 2016 Published Short Story Daddy Was Santa by John Hope In “Daddy Was Santa,” Christopher discovers a secret: Daddy’s Santa. But reality stops Christopher from having what he desires most. At the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet, author John Hope won First Place in the Published Short Story category. Each year at the RPLA Banquet, authors experience the joy of earning accolades for all the hard work that is often done in the privacy of the … Read More »

RPLA Showcase: Claire Hamner Matturro and Penny Koepsel

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Welcome to the RPLA Showcase 2016 Unpublished Young Adult/New Adult Wayward Girls by Claire Hamner Matturro and Penny Koepsel In Wayward Girls, two teens are tried as adults for setting a man on fire–are they crazed killers or just wayward girls trapped in a boarding school scam turned deadly? At the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet, authors Claire Hamner Matturro and Penny Koepsel won First Place in the Unpublished Young Adult/New Adult category. Each year at the RPLA Banquet, authors experience … Read More »

RPLA Showcase: Amy Susan Brown

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Welcome to the RPLA Showcase 2016 Unpublished Middle-Grade Fiction Mormor’s Piano by Amy Susan Brown In Mormor’s Piano, Ellen clings to secrets binding her to her late mother amidst a move to Sweden and a new stepmother. Near tragedy forces father and daughter to confront their buried grief. At the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet, author Amy Susan Brown won First Place in the Unpublished Middle-Grade Fiction category. Each year at the RPLA Banquet, authors experience the joy of earning accolades for … Read More »

RPLA Showcase: Jackie Minniti

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Welcome to the RPLA Showcase 2016 Published Middle-Grade Fiction Jacqueline by Jackie Minniti In Jacqueline, a tale based on a true story, family, faith, unusual friendships, and the resiliency of the human spirit are set against the backdrop of occupied France in 1944. At the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet, author Jackie Minniti won First Place in the Published Middle-Grade Fiction category. Each year at the RPLA Banquet, authors experience the joy of earning accolades for all the hard work that … Read More »

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