This year has already been beyond amazing on this writing and publishing journey that I’ve been on. How can it get any better than to have a number of our titles in the finals for this year’s Imadjinn awards, as well as a few of my own works in the running?

The Imadjinn awards are hosted by Imaginarium, a literature and fandom convention based in Lousiville Kentucky. From what I can tell, it is a nice middle-of-the-road-sized convention when it comes to attendance. After speaking with the con chairs, they are expecting an attendance of 2,000-2,500, which will be the largest convention I’ve been to, before making my trek to Atlanta for DragonCon.

So if you’re in the area with nothing to do that weekend, come on out, swing by the table, and join in the fun.

2022 Imadjinn Awards Finalists

Best Anthology

  • It Came from the Trailer Park Volume 1  – Editor William Joseph Roberts
  • BLOOD ON THE BLADE – Editors Jim Beard and John C. Bruening
  • Were Tales: A Shapeshifter Anthology – Editors S.D. Vassallo and Steven M. Long

Best Audiobook Narration

  • The Deadly Dust Bunnies  – Written by RA muth / Narrated by Sarah Zimmerman
  • The Raven and the Crow: Dark Storm Rising  –  Written by Michael K. Falciani / Narrated by Joshua Saxon
  • Widowmakers – Written by William Joseph Roberts / Narrated by Talon Beeson

Best Children’s Book

  • Rosie Paints with Ghosts – Cassie Daley
  • The Dragon in My Back Yard – Alan Goldstein
  • Love, Hope: Children Express Their Emotions During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Kimberly Hoffman

Best Fantasy Novel

  • Big Damn Magic – Kevin Pettway
  • The Watchers in Exile –   Barbara V. Evers
  • Sword of Cho Nisi book 1 – Dianne Gardner

Best Faith-based Novel

  • Raised for a Purpose: Talia’s Story – Virginia Smith

Best Historical Fiction Novel

  • Loyal, The Orphan Train Saga book 5 – Sherry A. Burton
  • Hoarfrost to Roses – D.L. Gardner
  • Witch Hunt – Casey Moores

Best Horror Novel

  • Liar: Memoir of a Haunting – E.F. Schraeder
  • 21 Grams – M. Regan
  • Cruel Summer – Wesley Southard

Best Literary Fiction Novel

  • Squat – Erv Klein
  • Concussive – Kelsey Day
  • “I” For Immortality (The Book of Exquisite Corpse ) – Anna Tizard

Best Mystery Novel

  • An Untidy Affair – MB Dabney
  • The Merry Messy Mummy – R. A. Muth
  • SEA FOG: A Folly Beach Halloween Mystery – Bill Noel and Angelica Cruz

Best Non-Fiction Book

  • Pocket Workshop: Essays On Living as a Writer – Tod McCoy editor & by M. Huw Evans, editor
  • Writers Workshop of Horror 2 – Michael Knost
  • It’s Your Funeral!: Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime – Before It’s Too Late – Kathy Benjamin

Best Paranormal Romance Novel

  • Mystic Passage  – C.L. Carhart
  • Taking the Night – J. F. Posthumus
  • Dance to a Wylder Beat – Marilyn Barr

Best Poetry Collection (single author)

  • Other Worlds – Terry Persun

Best Romance Novel

  • Sandals for Christmas – Kristin King
  • At Her Service – Michel Prince
  • Southern Mommas A Tale by Tallulah Louise  – Maribelle McCrea

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Sea Serpent – John S. Worth
  • Smuggler’s Run – William Joseph Roberts  and Christopher Woods
  • Why Not Wichita – Peter Catania
  • Revolution (The Sol Saga Book 1) – James Fox

Best Steampunk Novel 

  • Black Wolf – Anna Bowman

Best Short Story

  • Why You Should Think Twice Before Adopting an Alien Baby – Robert Jeschonek
  • The Interrogation – Jeffrey James Higgins
  • KNOCK THE HELL OUT OF YOU – Steven L. Shrewsbury
  • The Last Word  – Laurel Hightower

Best Short Story Collection (single author)

  • Side Roads: A Dark Fiction Collection – Rachel A. Brune
  • Beneath Raven’s Wing – Vonnie Winslow Crist
  • Orbital Defense Corps: And Eight Other Scifi Stories: A Kevin Steverson Collection – Kevin Steverson
  • Fractured Fairy Tales – Alma Alexander
  • Furious: Sailing into Terror – Jeffrey James Higgins
  • The Collector – Kelly Lynn Colby
  • A Final Call – Eliot Parker

Best Urban Fantasy Novel

  • The Big Cinch – Kathy L. Brown
  • Of Mettle and Magic – L.R. Braden
  • Blood Ad Infinitum – Raven Belasco

Best Young Adult Novel

  • Leisha’s Song – Lynn Slaughter
  • Daughter of a King – JM Jordan
  • Just One Chance – Lynn Stevens

Check out the Imaginarium main page for more details

~William Joseph Roberts~

(aka Hillbilly)


William J. Roberts
William J. Roberts

William J. Roberts is an award-winning author, editor and publisher for Three Ravens Publishing.