Anything But Ordinary Contest Finalists

In Lara Avery’s debut novel, Anything But Ordinary, Bryce Graham seems to have it all: talent, good looks, amazing friends and family. But everything changes when a tragic accident during the Olympic diving trial leaves Bryce into a coma. Five years later, Bryce awakens—and finds life as she knew it is completely different. Life has moved on without her. As she struggles to adjust to her new life, she recognizes she has changed as well.

Inspired by Bryce’s life-altering experience, we asked you to write a story about someone who wakes up after spending years in a coma. You wrote and voted on the entries—and here are the finalists, which will be sent to Lara Avery for judging!

Waking Up by Snow Wolf

Start Again by Kyree Stark

Jane Doe Meets Keely James by Sarah Appleyard

Awakened by Katerina Reed

Solace by StormIridian

Broken Promise by Nora F-Y

Colors of Heaven by Teagan Olivia

Goodbye by Nora Kingman

Safe and Sound by Kristi D

Unbroken by Jordan Ashley

The grand prize winner will receive copies of Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery, BETA by Rachel Cohn, Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, Carter’s Unfocused, One Track Mind by Brent Crawford, and False Memory by Dan Krokos.

The second prize winner will receive copies of Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery, Cinders & Sapphires: At Somerton by Leila Rasheed (out in January 2013) and Poison by Bridget Zinn (out in Spring 2013).

The third prize winner will receive a copy of Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery.



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