2018 GREAT NORTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL HONORS “MADISONVILLE”

PORTLAND _ A fast-paced thriller of something strange going on in a Northwest prison is the grand prize winner of the 2018 Great Northwest Book Festival, which honors the best books of the late winter/spring. Author J.A. Huff’s “Madisonville” (Inkwater Press) starts when a botched robbery and subsequent car chase lands six men behind bars at Madisonville, Idaho's most secluded prison. But things aren't what they seem at Madisonville; and the tension ramps up as the six convicts soon find themselves in a meadow with few supplies, and a simple note: "You are being hunted." What ensues is one of the most epic battles of survival.

Huff will be honored at a private ceremony in April long with other authors and publishers who placed in the competition.

Other winners in the competition:

GENRE-BASED

WINNER: Looking Glass Friends - E.L. Neve


HOW-TO

WINNER: I Would But My Damn Mind Won’t Let Me - Jacqui LeTran

RUNNER-UP: The Thinking Woman’s Guide To Breast Cancer - Janet Maker

HONORABLE MENTION:

  • Navigating The Care Of Your Aging Loved One - Deborah Short


COOKBOOKS

WINNER: The Fook Book - Lorna Day


NATURE/ANIMALS

WINNER: A Glimpse Into History - Michael McCloskey


CHILDREN’S BOOKS

WINNER: Dilby R. Dixon’s The Dilbonary - Toni J. Perri


SPIRITUAL

WINNER The Girl Who Could Read Hearts - Sherry Maysonave


BUSINESS

WINNER: Entrepreneurship At The Bottom Of The Pyramid - Marcello Tonelli


YOUNG ADULT

WINNER: Earth As It Is - Jan Maher


SCIENCE FICTION

WINNER: The Quantum Cartographer - Kristin K. Fisher


GENERAL NON-FICTION

WINNER: Post-Traumatic Stress - Not A Life Sentence - Nola Hennessy


GENERAL FICTION

WINNER: Madisonville - J.A. Huff

RUNNER-UP: Impending Fate - William Messenger

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • American Pathfinder - Frank B. Mitchell Jr.
  • Never Play With Death - Hans Trujillo
  • The Search For Zarahemla - Terry Neal
  • Gaia’s Majesty - Mission Called: Women in Power - Roger B. Burt
  • Attack on Khoda Bridge - Frank B. Mitchell Jr.