2024 Cascade Writing Contest Finalists

Article, Column, Nonfiction Short Story

  • Denise E. Arzoian    “Pebbles in My Heart”
  • Rindy Fleming          “Painter of the Sky”
  • Debra K. Kornfield  “Two Minutes”
  • Sherri Langton         “Almost Heaven”


  • Nancy Jean Aguilar “A Cell Phone Psalm”
  • Laquita Dettman      “On Language and Life”
  • Annette Marie Griffin         “But There’s a Place”
  • Ruth Hanna Wood  “The Day Before Sunday”


  • Sandra Beck              “Pile of Feathers”
  • Susan Mary Mix       “The Seed Keeper”
  • Lana M. Usilton       “Cast a Line”
  • Marci Whitehurst     “Adopted, Not Forgotten”

Fiction Short Story (including Flash Fiction)

  • Lori Altebaumer      “The Last Parade”
  • Alyssa Casanova      “Swept Away”
  • Pamela McDavid     “The Dirt of Guinea”
  • Bryan Ruby               “The Night Charlie Winzel Died”

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • Lori Altebaumer      The Wilderness of Sin
  • Michael Corley         The Secrets of Solomon’s Seal: Sinai
  • Sarah Popovich        Whispers in the Trees
  • Rachel D. Russell     The Moment of Surrender

Historical Fiction Book

  • Leslie C. Moore        A Pearl Among Swine
  • Robert J. Pauls         Elkhorn’s Gold
  • Kendy Pearson         Fires of Injustice
  • Amy Renaud             Becoming a Lady Spy

Speculative Fiction Book

  • Kassandra A. Locke Chasing Babylon
  • Lyneta L. Smith        By His Wounds
  • Emily J. Waldorf      The Mirror
  • Julia N. White           The White Raven

Nonfiction Book

  • Karen J. Dorsey        Beach Beatitudes
  • Helen Heavirland    Write Your Memories
  • Kathy Thomas          Eve: Blameless and Beloved—Freedom from Lies That Say We Are Not Enough
  • S.E. Tschritter           The Prodigal’s Son

Memoir Book

  • Trong Van Cao         Awakened Heart
  • Nancy Beck Irland   Grief Is Labor: A Midwife Describes Remarkable Parallels
  • Lillian Joyce              The Secret Life of Lillian Revealed
  • Tammy Murray        Even So—Redemptive Hope in Midst of Trauma

Children’s Chapter Book

  • Sharilyn B. Martin   Meet Me Under the Mango Tree
  • Charlie Parsons & Levi Parsons    Logan’s Journey
  • Melissa Ruhter         A Beaver’s Tale
  • Kristen Joy Wilks     Phooey Kerflooey vs. The Fancy, Fancy Teacup

Children’s Picture Book

  • Cindy W. Arora        Princess Peacock
  • Robin Currie             Just Enough Room for Christmas
  • Kendy Pearson         Polliwog Dreams
  • Cheryl Secomb         When Did God Know?

Middle Grade Book

  • Tina Gollings             Soul House
  • Annika Klanderud   I Lived Through a Wind Chill Advisory
  • Susan Mary Mix       Aime:D—Robo:Doc
  • Mark Wainwright    The Case of the Missing Silver Star

Young Adult Book

  • Mawdiay Faith         Granny and the True Gift of Christmas
  • Annika Klanderud   Qualify
  • S.E. Tschritter           Keeper of the Keys
  • Kristen Joy Wilks     Losing My Religion

2023 Cascade Writing Contest

Some 2023 Cascade Writing Contest Finalists

2023 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

2023 Cascade Writing Contest List of Finalists

View Previous Winners