Concord Author's New Novel Named a Semi-Finalist in 2016 Adventure Writer's Competition

Blackbeard's Lost Treasure was named as one of 10 semi-finalists in the event sponsored by New York Times Bestselling author Clive Cussler.
 
 
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CONCORD, N.C. - July 23, 2016 - PRLog -- Blackbeard's Lost Treasure was named as a semi-finalist in the 2016 Adventure Writer's Competition, sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society. The adventure/mystery novel was written by Concord, North Carolina resident Caleb Wygal. It is his third published novel.

"This is a huge honor for me as Cussler's novels are one of the things that inspired me to begin reading in the mid-1990's," said Wygal. "The formula I used for Blackbeard's Lost Treasure is patterned after many of Cussler's works."

The three finalists will be announced approximately September 4, 2016.

"Only a single point divided the tenth spot from the four-way tie for eleventh," said Peter Greene, the competition director. "It literally came down to the last judge's submissions to get a top ten."

2016 was the largest entry field of fifty-eight qualifying entries out over almost seventy total entries.

"There were so many great entries, I think the judges had their hands full, but in the end, they did a great job.  On to the manuscript round," said Greene.  Judges now have almost a month to submit their scores.

The winner of the competition will be announced on Saturday evening, October 8th at the Clive Cussler Collector Society Convention held in Denver, Colorado.

Learn more at http://www.adventurewriterscompetition.com/index.html and http://calebwygal.com/.

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