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AuthorStand.com Awards $1,000 Prize in First Annual Novel Contest; Good Morning, Magpie Wins Editors Choice

(PRWEB) March 01, 2012

Young author, Zachary Gilpin, takes home the coveted prize of Editors Choice in AuthorStands First Annual Novel Contest gaining free publicity and $ 1,000 for his novel Good Morning, Magpie.

Gilpins novel about a dove, a magpie and the world coming to an end adds to the growing list of Editors Choice winners on AuthorStand, an online community where aspiring authors post works to build readership and launch their writing careers.

When asked about receiving top honors, Gilpin said, For someone who got their start writing fanfics and serial flash fiction on the internet, that is a tremendous ego boost. Gilpin dishes about his novel and inspiration in his interview with AuthorStand founder Joe Niewierski.

Good Morning, Magpie and thousands of other novels and short stories, in a variety of genres, are available for download, most for free, on AuthorStand.com.

The AuthorStand First Annual Novel Contest kicked off in January 2011 and received nearly 150 qualifying entries in genres ranging from sci-fi, fantasy, crime, horror, humor and more.

To determine the first and second prize winners, the ratings given to each novel by members of the Authorstand community were combined with judges scores.

AuthorStand Founder Joe Niewierski says, The contest was a huge success in helping authors gain exposure for their work and were currently taking entries for our Second Annual Novel Contest which wraps up later this year.

About AuthorStand.com

AuthorStand.com is an online direct-from-the-author ebook community and marketplace where undiscovered authors get read, get feedback and start to build a following. Visit online at http://www.AuthorStand.com.

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CassaFire Set to Follow Trail Blazed by First Novel


Pikeville, NC (PRWEB) February 28, 2012

Author Alex J. Cavanaughs second offering is poised to follow his debut novels footsteps. With its focus on characters rather than high tech, CassaStar enjoyed a three month stay on Amazons Science Fiction Best Seller chart and found an audience beyond its genre. CassaFire introduces several new elements into the series, including a feisty female pilot opposite the lead character, Byron. In addition to a blog tour, the author is hosting a Catch Fire Blog Party on release day with hundreds of sites participating. Readers seeking a character-driven adventure will find CassaFire a refreshing change of pace and a worthy sequel to its predecessor.

Byrons days of piloting Cosbolt fighters are over. Keeping a promise to his fallen mentor, he now serves on an exploration vessel. The detection of alien ruins sends them to the distant planet of Tgren. Are the ruins a key to the Tgrens civilization or a weapon of unimaginable power? Tensions mount as their new allies are suspicious of the Cassans. To complicate matters, the Tgrens are showing signs of mental powers. Forced to train Athee and further develop her flying aptitude, Byrons patience is strained. Add a reluctant friendship with a young scientist, and he feels invaded on every level. All Byron wanted was his privacy

This sequel to Cavanaugh’s first novel, CassaStar, delivers on the promise of its predecessor, combining military action sequences and political intrigue with strong, memorable characters. Reminiscent of the action-driven stories of Robert A. Heinlein’s early fiction – Library Journal

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and heads up the Insecure Writers Support Group. The author lives in the Carolinas with his wife. Visit Cavanaugh at http://www.AlexJCavanaugh.blogspot.com

CassaFire is available February 28, 2012 online, retail, and in all eBook formats. Published by Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. Science fiction space opera/adventure. Trade paperback $ 15.95 ISBN 978-0-9827139-4-5, eBook $ 4.99 ISBN 978-0-9827139-6-9 http://www.DancingLemurPress.com

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