Road to Development: Quarterfinalists


Here are the quarterfinalists of the first cycle of “Road to Development” (25 per subscription plan).



Nobody Move - Philip Elliott

Refills - Amanda Nolan & Daniel Thorpe

West Side Girl - Anita Solick Oswald

Dead Drunk - Richard Johnson

The '49 Indian - Craig Moody

The Losing Role - Steve Anderson

The Theory of Invisibility - Aimee Pitta

Scarlet de Arfádia - Jeferson Francisco Silveira (Londoriano)

Wedding Crushers - Maju Cancella

Surviving Heartbreak Valley - Linda Walls

Pablo Fandango - James L. Kelly

Special Means - Andrew Ceroni

Who was Joseph Pulitzer? - Terrence Crimmins

Black Heart Boys' Choir - Curtis M Lawson

Loving Eleanor - Susan Wittig Albert

Rock 'n Fire - Mark Stallard

Footsteps in the Dark - Carlo Armenise

Something Wicked This Way Comes - William Todd

The Coordinate - Marc Jacobs

The Horns: Book One of the Zambezi Trilogy - Jill Baker

The Sought Six: The Sterling Cone - C. A. Klug

Selznick's Folly - Donald Allen Kirch

Pitching Cuba - Daniel F. Solomon

The Altar Boy - Phil Stephens

The Last Prince of Atlantis Chronicles Book I - Leonard Clifton



Pretty City Murder - Robert E. Dunn

Reprobation - Catherine Fearns

205Z: Time and Salvation - Jason Michael Primrose

Raising Mary Jane - Christian Van Allen

The Key to Christmas - Robert Ross

Bad Love Strikes - Kevin L. Schewe

Every Grain of Sand - David P. Wichman

John's Pond - Donna Lynch

Stone Motel: Memoirs of a Cajun Boy - Morris Ardoin

Happily Ever His - Delancey Stewart

Magnolia Tree, The Crossing Trilogy, Book 1 - June V. Bourgo

Happily Ever Before - Aimee Pitta and Melissa Peterman

The Revelations of August Barton - Jennifer LeBlanc

Tenacity - Veena Sharma

Surf and Sand, The Girl in the Seaside Hotel - W.B. Edwards

Pool Party - Monica L. Seibert

The Adoption - Greg Meritt

Paralysis - Michael Knapp

The Girlfriend Mom - Dani Alpert

Upside Down in a Laura Ingalls Town - Leslie Tall Manning

26.2 - A.L. Cleven

Wave and Whirlwind - Jeff Lee Byrem

Life on Repeat - Amy Larson Marble

Seven Noble Knights - J. K. Knauss

It’s Not PMS, It’s You - Rich Amooi



Neanderthal Seeks Human - Penny Reid

Vikings vs Unicorns - James R. Tramontana

Becoming Elizabeth - Aimee Pitta

V is for Virgin - Kelly Oram

Strangely, Incredibly Good - Heather Grace Stewart

27 Ways to Find a Boyfriend - Shari Tapscott

Don't Go Stealing My Heart - Kelly Siskind

Talented - Sophie Davis

Fix You - Carrie Elks

The Silent Waters - Brittainy Cherry

The Avery Shaw Experiment - Kelly Oram

Truth or Beard - Penny Reid

A Winter's Tale - Carrie Elks

The Mermaid Murders - Josh Lanyon

The Virgin Romance Novelist - Meghan Quinn

The Story of Us - Lesley Jones

Say You’ll Stay - Corinne Michaels

Veiled Innocence - Ella Frank

The Birthday List - Devney Perry

The Darkest Sunrise - Aly Martinez

Love My Way - Kate Sterritt

Daughter of Destiny - Nicole Evelina

Blood Beach - Anita Solick Oswald

Peek and Boo are Looking for You - David Radman

Can’t Buy Me Love - Dan McNeil


New announcements will be made on the following dates:

  • December 21st, 2020: 6 Semifinalists (each category)
  • January 25th, 2021: 3 Finalists (each category)
  • February 22nd, 2021: Announcement of Winners

Click here to know more about the contest.


Submissions received starting today, November 23rd, will automatically be considered for the next cycle. New dates to be announced soon!

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