Monday, April 8, 2013

COTT's Olympia Contest Winner


Do No Harm by author Laura McClellan


{About Do No Harm}

Do No Harm is the story of a disgraced Seattle obstetrician whose efforts to fit into her new Texas home are stymied by family conflicts, cultural differences, church politics, and ghosts from her past. 

{About the Olympia Contest}

The Olympia is Clash of the Titles' opportunity to feature up-and-coming unpublished Christian fiction authors and their work.

Do No Harm was chosen by a panel of judges who narrowed the list of competing authors to three. For that round, the judges were avid readers of Christian fiction and not associated with the publishing industry. For the final round, the submissions went before three professionals in the Christian fiction world.

DEBORAH RANEY--award-winning author

AMANDA LUEDEKE--literary Agent of Macgregor Literary

STEVE HUTSON--literary Agent of WordWise Media

Special thanks to each of our judges 
who volunteered their time to this contest. 

Recognition also goes to the runners up,
Elaine Manders and Bethany Kaczemarek.

~Listen to an interview with Olympia winner, Laura McClellan by Cynthia L. Simmons

{More about Laura McClellan}

A lawyer by day and a lover of the written word since childhood, Laura has been published both in professional publications and inspirational magazines and is a contributor to the popular StepcaseLifehack blog. In 2012 she committed to pursuing her lifetime dream of
writing a novel, and she’s currently polishing her first women’s fiction manuscript in anticipation of submitting it (by request!) to her dream agent. Laura is member of American Christian Fiction Writers, a team member at My Book Therapy, the women’s fiction category winner in the 2012 Phoenix Rattler fiction contest, and now winner of the 2012 Olympia fiction contest.

*** Guest post by April Gardner.

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