Last November Lulu launched LetsGoWrimos.com, an initiative aimed at helping National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) participants reach their author goals. As part of this initiative, Lulu started the Wrimo Accelerator Program to identify the most promising authors and books from all of the NaNoWriMo submissions. After weeks of combing through thousands of manuscripts using a specific criteria, we identified nine individuals as Wrimo Accelerator Authors.
As a prize, these authors were awarded the royal publishing treatment. Their prize package included everything from book cover design to marketing campaigns provided by Pubslush. After months of hard work and dedication we would like to introduce these amazing writers to the world!
After June by Thomasin Heyworth. A recently widowed, sixty-seven-year-old Ben Willows finds himself reluctantly involved in the life of a young pregnant woman. Together, they discover they have more in common than either could have imagined and that sometimes, the things we‘re looking for are right in front of us.
Shades by Brian Schwarz. A scientist creates a chip that turns the brain into a wireless device, until a husband keeps talking after death.
The King’s Blood by S. E. Zbasnik. Can two teens survive an Empire crashing down upon them while a shambling army of corpses waits patiently in the shadows? Will the religious fight for and against magic rip apart the world they all became rather fond of? And just how can a fifteen year old take over a throne dangling precariously over the edge of war?
Kindling Ashes by Laura Harris. Sixteen years ago, the strongest of the dragons who once flew free over the kingdom of Auland escaped extinction the only way they knew how; releasing their souls to reside in unaware humans. With a debilitating sickness now spreading through their hosts, time is running out for them once more.
Too Far Gone by Alyssa Fisher. A story about three teens who are destined to stop the apocalypse and save the world.
The Ballad of the Broken Soldier by Ashley Stinson. Rebellion is fermenting in a far off land. Spies, treason, assassins, dark gods, centaurs and dead men that walk await.
Silver Follows by Emily Covington. Silver Follows is an adventure about a young girl who combats the world on an epic journey to save love.
To Free the Fox by Marquel Sherry. Alitha Helgren a college student, whose life so far has been rocky, but ordinary, goes to spend the summer at her deceased grandmother’s cottage. While there she begins to experience some unusual things. Alitha decides to investigate. What she finds she never could have expected. Alitha is lead by a wild fox to a cave deep in the forests neighboring the cottage. What do you do when you release a trickster god and all the chaos that comes with him? If you play with fire, you get burned.
The Imposter by Sarah Pratt. When journalist Chris Verlorne stumbles upon the trail of a serial killer, his life begins to spiral out of control.
Some of these authors will be taking part in Book Expo America and UpublishU as part of Lulu’s guests and will be showcased on Lulu.com throughout the summer. You can help support these up-and-coming authors at Lulu’s new Pubslush Community page.
Meg Crawford writes for the Lulu Blog – Archived