The Cupid Caper Received a Page Turner Award This Week!
Updated: Nov 3
Ex School Teacher Wins International Writing Contest
Larissa Reinhart, who lives in Peachtree City, Georgia, US, has won an audiobook production in the Page Turner Awards, which was announced at a glittering online ceremony, where Paul Michael Glaser from Starsky and Hutch fame was a special guest to announce the winners.
The Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid and Campfire, offers authors, writers, and screenwriters the chance to enter the first 10 pages of their writing project, where a judging panel of literary experts and film producers will read the work.
Reinhart, who is mom to two adopted Chinese daughters, has lived in Japan and been featured on HGTV's "House Hunters International.”
Her novel, The Cupid Caper is about Finley Goodhart, who believes an exclusive matchmaking service is linked to her friend’s murder, she calls on her ex-partner to pull a long con to get the goods on those responsible. Returning to Lex may break her heart, but if she's caught, she'll pay with her life.
As a long-time rule follower and law abider (and first-born child), Reinhart has always been fascinated with stories about con artists and (so-called) honorable thieves.
Atlanta residents might recognize many of the scenes in The Cupid Caper, a romantic crime-thriller set in and around the city and suburbs. They may recognize a foot chase scene located in historic Oakland Cemetary or a car chase taking place on I-75. From Woodstock to Newnan and everywhere in between, the author created scenes representing her love of the area, even in the seedier sections of the various towns and city.
Although Reinhart is not a native Georgian, she moved to the Atlanta area twenty-five years ago. Her small-town farming roots help her to identify with her characters, even Finley the con-artist. Unlike Finley, Larissa wasn't the daughter of a crooked sheriff, but the daughter of teachers in rural Illinois. She also became a teacher and formerly taught at Sandy Creek High School in Fayette County.
Her love of Georgia and its locales and people will create fodder for future stories, including more crime stories for Finley Goodhart.
See more about Reinhart and her winning submission: https://pageturnerawards.com/2021-audiobook-winners
Reinhard said: “Not only am I honored to have The Cupid Caper chosen in the Shortlist of finalists for the Page Turner Awards, but I’ve also been amazed at the professionalism, organization, and communication by the Page Turner Awards team. It's been an incredible journey and I can't recommend Page Turner Awards enough! It’s a blessing to win an audiobook production.”
This year aspiring writers walked off the red carpet with life-changing prizes. One new unpublished writer won literary agency representation while a screenwriter won literary management. Another new writer won a publishing deal, seven independent authors won an audiobook production from Spectrum Audiobooks, plus one other won a publishing package (including an edit, book cover and book trailer), and another author won a book adaptation.
The Page Turner Awards winners can be found here: https://pageturnerawards.com/2021-winners