We are proud to announce the four finalists for Write Now 2015.
Three Excellent Cows by Eric Appleton
Felix, Rupert, and Daisy are curious, intelligent, fearless young cows. At least they think they are. When you are told over and over that getting to the moon or being President are things that a cow should never expect to do, it’s hard to stay curious or fearless. Three Excellent Cows is the story of three friends who, with the help of a good narrator and the power of frozen yogurt, take on every disappointment, discouragement, and disaster the barnyard throws at them, and learn that making a dream come true takes a little more work than sitting on a fence and wishing for your fairy godchicken to arrive.
Había Una Vez: Once Upon a Time by Kristen Boers
Once upon a time, había una vez, Mari had a mom and a dad. But that was before. Now all Mari and her Dad have are sad memories. When he decides to move them away from the city to a new home in the suburbs, Mari makes revisions to her story. Soon Mari and her parents are the heroes of their own fairytale. Each time she weaves her fable, Mari rewrites her own ending. As her tale grows and grows, Mari feels farther and farther from her heartbreak. And her storytelling gains her something she never imagined: friends. But when a secret threatens to ruin everything she’s created, Mari must learn that sometimes the difference between real life and fairytales is the truth.
Kid Turboni Brings the Rain by Mark Costello
It’s 104 degrees in the shade in an Albuquerque housing project, and Kid Turboni and his best friend Billy have had enough of the heat’s foolishness. They tell stories of Smack Turkenson, a fabled ex-resident of the housing project who bathed his beloved people in precious H2O by stealing it from Mother Nature. The kids have bigger problems than the heat. Kid has experienced devastating loss. Billy’s mom Lydia works long, hard hours. These challenges collide against the most important question: can Kid Turboni bring the rain?
Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven by Reina Hardy
Annie Jump is a teenage science genius living in a small town. As if that’s not dorky enough, her dad is obsessed with aliens. One night, a meteor falls and Annie meets Althea. Althea seems like your everyday mean girl, but she’s actually an intergalactic supercomputer, here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars. But being the Chosen One isn’t all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny?