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.

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