On January 1, 2014, SJ Publicity learned
that both Between Boyfriends by Sarka-Jonae Miller
and Arielle Immortal Awakening by Lilian Roberts
were named semifinalists in the MARSocial's
Author of the Year competition. Nearly 170
authors entered the contest to win the Ephraim
prize. The winner will be named in February.
The book that wins gets the chance to be made
into a movie by Keeran Vaani Creations.
The Author of the Year competition is being
called the "Author's X-Factor." Contestants
put up an excerpt from their book and share
it on social media. Many of the authors are
supporting each other by tweeting other excerpts
to help promote everyone. One book excerpt
tweet got retweeted more than 11,000 times.
Overall, more than 100,000 tweets have gone
out of excerpts from the competition.
The judges are considering the excerpts
from the semifinalists. The semifinalists
will be whittled down to 40 finalists in
mid-January. The quality of the entries,
the number of times excerpts are tweeted,
and how much authors participate in sharing
other contestants' entries will factor into who
wins the Ephraim prize. The winner will
be chosen along with 20 runners up on Feb. 1.
We hope everyone helps Lilian and SJ
by tweeting their excerpts. Find the excerpt
of SJ's debut novel, Between Boyfriends,
here. Lilian's chosen excerpt from her debut
novel, Arielle Immortal Awakening,
is here. If you want to read more of each
novel, they are being published
in their entirety on Wattpad. Read
Between Boyfriends here and
Arielle Immortal Awakening here.
And be sure to check back on Feb.
1 to see if one of our clients wins!