2023 Cascade Writing Contest

Some 2023 Cascade Writing Contest Finalists

2023 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

CONTEMPORARY FICTION BOOK

Previously Published Writers

The Bairn and the Bone Whisperers
Mollie Joy Rushmeyer

Unpublished Writers

The Chain
Stephanie Bolme

HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK

Previously Published Writers

That Lonesome Whippoorwill
Sarah Loudin Thomas

Unpublished Writers

A Long Way Home
Megan Soja

SPECULATIVE FICTION/YOUNG ADULT BOOK

Previously Published Writers

Daughter of the Decoy King
Kristen Joy Wilks

SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOK

Unpublished Writers

Inverse
Andra J. Loy

YOUNG ADULT BOOK

Unpublished Writers

Echo of Secrets
Andra J. Loy

NONFICTION BOOK

Previously Published Writers

Oasis Bible Study—Book 3: Pursuing Growth and Resilience
Diane Schnickels

Unpublished Writers

Pot-Stirring and Peacemaking Women of the Bible
Annette Marie Griffin

MEMOIR BOOK

Previously Published Writers

Journeys from an African Town
Samuel Hall

Unpublished Writers

The Bible Smuggler
Dale R. Gibson

MIDDLE GRADE BOOK

Previously Published Writers

Phooey Kerflooey
Kristen Joy Wilks

Unpublished Writers

The Trinity Knot
Debbie Austin

CHILDREN’S CHAPTER BOOK

Unpublished Writers

Snuckit McDuck and the Case of the Socknapper
Harley Roe Suprint

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK

Previously Published Writers

The Gift Inside of Me
Becky Alexander

Unpublished Writers

Grandma Piggy, I Have a Question
Sherry V. Chidwick

POETRY

Previously Published Writers

“Covered”
Julie E. Kepler

Unpublished Writers

“The Redeemer’s Embrace”
Annette Marie Griffin

DEVOTIONAL

Previously Published Writers

“The Owner’s Manual”
Denise E. Arzoian

Unpublished Writers

“Coupons”
Grace A. Kyser

ARTICLE, COLUMN, NONFICTION SHORT STORY

Previously Published Writers

“Jesus People Forever”
Debbie Dueck

Unpublished Writers

“It Was Supposed to Last a Lifetime: Release and
Recovery from Adult Child Estrangement”
Lisa Baldwin

FICTION SHORT STORY (INCLUDING FLASH FICTION)

Previously Published Writers

“Silver Bay Getaway”
Jennifer Anne F. Messing

Unpublished Writers

“Far from Home”
Fiona Ruth Spence

2023 Cascade Writing Contest List of Finalists