ANNE SWEAZY-KULJU is a B&B Innkeeper-turned-author, courtesy of one spectacular car crash and the thirteen resulting spine-fix surgeries that followed. Anne came out the other side with a nickname from her doctors (“Jenga”), heightened psychic abilities (still mediocre, although she can probably tell you if you’re getting a Black Jack for your next hand) and a commitment to penning tight, fun reads..
Anne is currently the author of three historical fiction novels with a fourth in progress. Her debut novel, “the thing with feathers,” is a noir saga in historical fiction and was very well received. The Innkeeper-turned-writer’s second novel, “BODIE“, was awarded a silver medal for Original Softcover Fiction at The WILLA Literary Awards in 2014. Her latest release, “Grog Wars,” took 1st Place in the international writing competition held by WritersType.com, in March 2013, earned the silver medal from Literary Classics International Book Awards in 2015, and is a Finalist for Chanticleer Reviews International Book Awards’ 2016 Dante Rossetti Award–the coveted award in the “Young Adult” genre.
Grog Wars, Dos, the stand-alone second book in the Grog Wars series, was completed in September, just in time for Kulju to enter the raw manuscript in the 2016 Publishers Weekly Book Life Prize for Fiction. Anne is excited to report the novel made it to Finalist for “Best in Category” (YA). The story showcases the monarchy of Maximilian and Charlotte, two of the most unfortunate characters ever snubbed by history. This book is now looking for representation.
Bayless, is a novella of about 40,000 words, written in 27 days on a dare, for the 2016 Na-No-Wri-Mo challenge. It is a cowboy/footrace story inspired by true events in the life of James Bayless, the great-grandfather of my friend, Dick Bayless. This story is now looking for representation.
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