Thursday, May 28, 2009
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
James King, a 54-year-old freelance corporate writer, has just won the second annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, which comes with a $25,000 publishing contract with Viking. Publisher's Weekly describes King's novel, titled Bill Warrington’s Last Chance, as "the story of a Korean War veteran diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who, trying to reconcile with his three adult children, kidnaps his 15 year-old granddaughter in an attempt to bring the family together." For his day job, King "writes training and development programs for corporations."