OPEN BOOK Winner Announced!

We are delighted to announce the winner of our inaugural OPEN BOOK contest - it's THE BURDEN OF SILENCE by local author Eric Praschan.

THE BURDEN OF SILENCE, Eric's fifth self-published novel, is a tense, captivating psychological thriller set in a small Missouri town. It made it through two rounds of judging to emerge as the thoroughly-deserving victor.

As his prize, Eric will appear at the Unbound Book Festival along with our other guest authors, and his excellent book will be available for purchase and signing on the day.

Many volunteer hours were generously given to this project. A big thank-you goes out to Yolanda Ciolli of Compass Flower Press for organizing the contest, the dedicated reader-judges who read so many books, and of course to all the authors who entered their best work in the competition.

Many congratulations, Eric! We look forward to seeing you on April 23!