Geneva, IL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
‘Tomorrow Comes’ captured the top prize in Visionary Fiction when the 2014 Beverly Hills International Book Awards were announced on Friday, March 28. According to Ellen Reid, award president, the debut novel by Donna Mebane “truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate.” Acknowledging the author’s remarkable achievement, Reid offered, “we salute you and your fine work.”
‘Tomorrow Comes’ is about the adventures of Emma – a 19-year-old girl who dies in her sleep and wakes up in a place she calls AFTER. While Emma is able to connect via signs to her family and friends back in BEFORE, she discovers a captivating (but welcoming) new world that stretches her imagination and presents her with many magical encounters and fascinating new challenges. The innovative plot captured the attention of Beverly Hills award experts as they judged novels in the Visionary Fiction category.
Visionary Fiction is regarded as “fiction for a new age” – it is a relatively new literary genre in which “expansion of the human mind drives the plot,” according to VisionaryFiction(dot)org. Well-known writer in this emerging genre, Jodine Turner, describes it this way, “Visionary Fiction speaks the language of the soul. It offers a vision of humanity as we dream it could be.”
In the author’s opinion, “’Tomorrow Comes’ is a perfect example of a book that helps us realize our dreams.” Mebane observed, “We all wonder what happens when we die. Where do we go? What do we do? How does it feel? And ‘Tomorrow Comes’ gives a plausible answer to these questions – it presents a view of the AFTER-life that is as comforting as it is compelling, and it gives the reader a hopeful, but realistic sense that all will be OK.”
This is the second annual Beverly Hills Book Award season. Reid founded the award competition in 2013 partly as a reaction to the proliferation of ebooks - the Beverly Hills contest specifically honors and celebrates books in print (hardcopy). According to Reid, “We consider cover and interior design, promotional text, aesthetic components and other factors that demonstrate outstanding presentation, in addition to the writing.” A list of all 2014 winners, as well as more information on the Award process may be found on the Beverly Hills Book Awards website.
‘Tomorrow Comes: An Emma Story’ ($14.99 print, $7.99 Kindle) is available from all major online booksellers and by special order from bricks-and-mortar bookstores, including Town House Books in St. Charles, Illinois.