My newest novel wins First Place!

RPLA_1stPl_Badge17.png“Silent Survivor” by Deborah Shlian won First Place for the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award in the unpublished thriller category. The award was announced at the Florida Writer’s Association’s annual conference. This year there were 431 submission.

“This is the most competitive RPLA we’ve ever had,” said Chris Coward, RPLA chairperson. For additional information, visit the FWA website: Or contact for more details about the author.

Now, “Silent Survivor” will soon be published by AKESA Press. Book launch in the next few months. Check out the beautiful cover:

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