We narrowed down the original entries to 63 student finalists and semi-finalists, who won a free membership to Write Now online writing lessons, and were invited to submit a professional book proposal for consideration for the grand prize. After reading, rereading, and rereading again, Injoy, Inc. has finally selected the winner of the Student Writing Contest.
The winner of the Grand Prize Student Writing Contest is:
[quote]Rachael M. The Dawn Bringers’ Prophecy[/quote]
Rachael is fifteen years old. Her interests vary widely, but her true passion is to create honest stories that her readers will enjoy. She strives to execute those stories well, so that the struggles and strife of the characters, and their ultimate victories, encourage her audience by reflecting the hardships of real life. This led her to write about Audren, a young, out-of-place prince who lives in a time when the world is turned upside down, and there seems to be no way to turn it back again.
Rachael also enjoys the art and storytelling style of Japanese-style animation, and is currently writing a graphic novel, called a manga, and dreams of eventually animating it. She has won numerous writing awards, such as the Master of the Written Word award, and several 4-H awards for presentations which she wrote and presented at both regional and state levels.
She is also passionate about training and riding horses, and is currently training her two horses to compete in endurance races. She enjoys broadsword and kung-fu lessons, as well as longbow and compound bow hunting in the mountains around her home, and often draws upon her knowledge of weaponry in her writing.
The Injoy Team is looking forward to working with Rachael to design her book cover, help her complete her book, and then edit and format it, print it, help her market it, award her free copies, and publish it to e-book and print.