Mystery Novel Author, Karena LaPlace's Book, "ALMOST", Selected as Finalist for Global Award

LaPlace, a top 10 finalist, up against worldwide authors for prestigious 2019 Author Academy Award
By: Karena LaPlace
Karena LaPlace, Author
Karena LaPlace, Author
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Oct. 1, 2019 - PRLog -- "ALMOST", written by Champaign, IL resident and East Saint Louis, IL native, Karena LaPlace, has been selected as a finalist for a 2019 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry.

LAPLACE'S book is up for an award in the Mystery category, which tells the fictional story of a young police officer, and his cocky determination to capture a peculiar career criminal, the Chameleon, who has "victimized" women, of child-bearing age, for over 40 years.

"Out of hundreds of books from authors throughout the world, only ten in each category were chosen as finalists for an Author Academy Award," said Kary Oberbrunner, founder of Author Academy Elite and the Author Academy Awards. "Our goal is to help further connect this global community of authors, maintain excellence and integrity of the book publishing industry, and raise awareness that the stories being told and the authors who write them are worth our attention."

Authors of all kinds—indie, traditional, or collaborative published—are being considered for the award in one of sixteen categories. Entries are being reviewed and evaluated on popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality) by the Academy's voting membership comprised of best-selling authors, literary agents and industry leaders.

The top ten finalists in each category will be invited to present their book synopsis at an Author Academy Awards Red Carpet Session on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Winners will be announced later that evening at the Author Academy Awards Ceremony where they will be invited to give an acceptance speech.

If interested in supporting LaPlace in the popular vote portion of the award evaluation, go to and scroll to the "Vote Now" section. Click to category 10, the Mystery category, then click on "ALMOST".

The Author Academy Awards is an award bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence. It is presented annually by Author Academy Elite at the Author Academy Awards Ceremony. For more information on the awards, visit

About the Author
Karena LaPlace is a gifted communicator, natural storyteller, and proven financial coach. She enjoys helping people discover their purpose in life and assisting people in reaching their full potential. She enjoys writing fiction, self-help, financial, and Christian books. Karena earned a Master's Degree in Communication Studies with an Option in Pedagogy, and a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication. She is a Training Coordinator at the University of Illinois. She resides in Champaign with her husband, James, and two children.  For more information, visit

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