Balboa Press Announces Hay House Visions Fiction-Writing Contest Winners

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Linda A. Grant Receives Publishing Contract from Hay House Visions and a $5,000 Advance for Her Captivating Novel “Timewatch”

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Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Inc., and leading self-publisher of personal empowerment books with a positive message, announced Linda A. Grant, author of “Timewatch,” is the Grand Prize winner for the first-ever Hay House Visions fiction-writing contest. Grant will receive a Hay House Visions publishing contract and a $5,000 advance.

“I’m delighted that Hay House Visions saw potential in ‘Timewatch’; writing has always been a major part of my life, and becoming a published author is really a dream come true,” said Grant. “I consider my writing to be fiction with a message, and it means so much to me that through Hay House Visions I will be able to share that message with the world.”    

Hay House Visions is a new fiction-publishing imprint launched by Hay House, Inc., with the goal of bringing empowering fiction books to readers everywhere. The winner of the contest will join Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Gay Hendricks as some of Hay House’s first fiction authors. The contest was open to authors who are at least 18 years of age and have written an unpublished manuscript that is at least 50,000 words in length. For a complete list of winners, please visit:

“We were very pleased to have had so many authors enter the Hay House Visions Writing Contest,” said Keith Ogorek, senior vice-president of marketing of Author Solutions, the publishing partner of Balboa Press. “We received a number of great submissions and encourage all the entrants to continue to pursue their publishing dreams.”

For more information, including the complete list of prizes, rules, regulations and an explanation of editorial standards and judging procedures, please visit:

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Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc., is a leading provider of publishing products designed for the self-help, and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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