Congratulations to the Emerging Author finalists for the 2012 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award! These authors participated in the Indy Author Fair public programs on Saturday, September 29 at Central Library in downtown Indianapolis and were honored at the Award Dinner that evening.
Sherri Wood Emmons
Sherri Wood Emmons was born and raised in Irvington, on the east side of Indianapolis. After graduating from Earlham College, she spent four years in California before moving back to Indiana to raise her family. The married mother of three operated a freelance editorial business for more than 20 years. For eight years, she served as managing editor of DisciplesWorld, the award-winning denominational magazine of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Emmons’ first novel, Prayers and Lies, was published in 2011 by Kensington Books. Publishers Weekly hailed the book as “a strong debut,” noting, “Emmons has a rich voice that pairs well with the (book’s) earthy setting.” Her second book, The Sometimes Daughter, was released by Kensington in February 2012. Publishers Weekly wrote “Emmons has a keen grasp of the difficulties of mother-daughter dynamics, and the specific struggles of young parents who are still figuring themselves out. She also paints the shifting turmoil of mid-’60s to early-’80s America with complexity, creating a vivid, expansive background for an intimate story.”
Her third novel, The Weight of Small Things, will be released by Kensington in April 2013. For more information, visit www.sherriwoodemmons.com.
Douglas Light is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. His debut novel, East Fifth Bliss, received the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction. The screen adaptation, The Trouble with Bliss, which he co-wrote, won the 2011 Best Narrative Feature Prize at the San Diego International Film Festival. The movie stars Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu and Peter Fonda and had a theatrical release in the spring of 2012. His short story collection, Girls in Trouble, won the 2010 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. It was published in the fall of 2011. His writing has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies and in numerous publications. For more information, visit www.douglaslight.com.
Congratulations to all of the past finalists for the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. These authors represent some of the best that Indiana literature has to offer and are truly deserving of recognition.
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