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YouWriteOn Adult Fiction 2010 Overall Winner The Apothecary's Daughter
by Charlotte Betts joins the previous YouWriteOn Writers and Award Winners, click on link above, who have achieved mainstream publishing successes with leading publishers. The Apothecary's Daughter
was discovered by the literary agency who represents bestselling book series The Princess Diaries by the agency viewing the story's opening chapters on the YouWriteOn story charts earlier this year, and the novel has now secured a 2 book deal with publisher Little Brown - publisher of bestselling authors such as as Iain Banks, Stephanie Meyer and Patricia Cornwell. The Apothecary's Daughter
will be published in 2011.YouWriteOn Children's Fiction 2010 Overall Winner The Scarlet Heart
by Justine Windsor, still being developed by the author, is currently being considered by leading publisher Orion.
In 2009 Orion discovered and published The Legacy
by Katherine Webb after viewing the novel’s highly rated opening chapters on YouWriteOn.com which had received great support from members. The Legacy
was YouWriteOn’s 2009 Book Award winner and has become a top seller in bookstores this summer after being selected as one of the eight TV Book Club Summer Reads, including reaching number one on Amazon UK's contemporary fiction chart in July 2010. All The Book of the Year Award 2010 Winners & Finalists
All of the following Winners & Finalists were rated as the highest stories on site during 2009 by site members. Click on the link further below to view story excerpts.
1. The Apothecary's Daughter by Charlotte Betts
2. Dark Shadow by Karen Milner
3. 65 Roses by Andy Cox
4. Olivia by Yael Politis
5. Lying In Wait by Elizabeth Jasper
1. The Scarlet Heart byJustine Windsor
2. Gravelight by Andrew Thorn
3. A Pied Piper in Penn's Woods by Rebecca Bartlett
4. Hepworth Pop, The Mermaid, and the Chicken Poo by C.J, Noble
5. The Chestnut that Grew and the Boy who Knew by Jo HeysClick here
to view all of the further 2010 YouWriteOn Book Award Finalists who were under consideration this year - our charts can be searched by month for each finalist in 2009 with links to read excerpts from their stories which were all very highly rated by membersThe Judging
This year's Book of the Year Awards 2010 saw many exceptional novel openings and short stories. Each of the winners and finalists carried their readers along with the unique worlds they created to be rated the highest rated stories on YouWriteOn for 2009. It was a very hard choice to decide between the stories, and the site's personal judging choice, but what each story has in common, whether a winner or finalist, is that they were each entries to the YouWriteOn BestSellers Chart, voted there by their peers.
Equally, we believe there were many highly rated stories that did not make the BestSeller Chart but which we believe will find success too. We thank every member for their contributions. What makes the site is the contributions and constructive feedback from members to help develop their writing and other members work which gives some great stories to be enjoyed both by site readers and also to enter the wider world of literature for all readers to enjoy.
An extremely big thank you to all our new writer members who uploaded their chapters and short stories for feedback during the qualifying year of 2009 and exchanged constructive reviews. Thank you to all our literary professionals as well, who provided free professional critiques each month for YouWriteOn's highest rated members, including editors from leading publishers Random House and Orion.
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