LOS ANGELES_ The 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival has named a supernatural thriller written for young adults as the grand prize winner of its annual competition honoring the best of world publishing.
Michael Phillip Cash’s “Witches Protection Program” follows disgraced law enforcement agent Wes Rockville, who is reassigned to a 232-year-old secret government organization, the Witches Protection Program. His first task: uncover a billion-dollar cosmetics company’s plan to use witchcraft for global domination.
The fun, breezy young adult read has definite franchise possibilities, catching the judging eye for its wit and interesting premise. Phillips and other authors and publishers will be honored at a private dinner in Los Angeles.
Here are the other winners and honorable mentions for the Young Adult Category. Note that The Saffron Crocus is among the list of books with an Honorable Mention!
- WINNER: Witches Protection Program – Michael Phillip Cash
- RUNNER-UP: The Dancing Delilahs – Pamela Bauer Mueller
- Oiseau The King Catcher – Jesse Byrd
- The Sparks – Kyle Prue
- A Place to Call Home: Toby's Tale – G.A. Whitmore
- The Saffron Crocus – Alison McMahan
- Emotional Map of Los Angeles – edited by Keren Taylor
- Raman and Sunny: Middle School Blues – Fiza Pathan
- The Gay Teen’s Guide to Defeating a Siren – Cody Wagner
- The Grid 1: Fall of Justice – Paul Teague