The Muskoka Novel Marathon took place July 10-13, 2014 in Huntsville.
The Official List of winners:
Cheryl Cooper - $3,370
Runners-up, all raising OVER $1000:
Pat Flewwelling, Ruth Walker, Lori Twining and Tobin Elliott.
** All top five fund-raising winners won the right to a "GUARANTEED" spot in the 2015 MNM.**
**The final total of fundraising efforts by the writers... $23,000.**
Most Prolific Writer
Pat Flewwelling - 76,019 words
The Rockstar Award - for the writer who produces the most number of pages beyond 250, excluding the Most Prolific Writer overall.
Lenore Butcher - 58,096 words
Techie Award - for the writer who was most helpful to fellow writers experiencing technical difficulties:
Spirit Award - for the writer who most exemplifies the spirit of the Muskoka Novel Marathon
Rookie of the Year - for the first-time marathoner who best embraces the spirit of the Muskoka Novel Marathon.
Bum-in-Chair (BIC) Award - for the writer who shows the most dedication by being at the keyboard
Best Novel, Young Adult/Juvenile
Ruth Walker - The Last Battlewipe
Kate Arms-Roberts - Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
Lenore Butcher - I was a Teenage Zombie
Kevin Craig - Book of Your Dreams
Best Novel, Adult
Tena Laing - We to Me
Honourable mentions :
Julie Forsbrey Achtermeier - Left Hanging
Brenda Storrie - Current Woman
Karen Wehrstein - City of Purple
** Winners of the judged awards receive: one Muskoka chair, and a possible fast-track to the start of a publishing career: their manuscripts will go straight to a literary agent (Adult) and an acquisitions editor at a Canadian publishing house (YA/Juvenile).
** Awards took place at the Library in Huntsville High School, 58 Brunel Road, Huntsville, Ontario on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The novel marathon itself took place on July 11-14 at the Active Living Centre (Canada Summit Centre) in Huntsville.
MNM Writer Liaison
** This information was originally posted on the Muskoka Novel Marathon website, Sept. 21, 2014 by Lori Twining (me).