February 2016 Novel Winners

1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

Watch the February 2016 Winning Novel Performance Readings. All novels read by professional actors:

ACTORNovel Transcript – INTO AUTUMN
February 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Landgraf

February 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Garrett

February 2016 Reading
Written by Patricia Hughes

February 2016 Reading
Written by Lorraine Pestell

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Excerpt from “The Three Old Rascals” taken from Who Killed Honor Bright by Patricia Hughes

February 2016 Novel Winner

Watch the transcript of WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT:

Get to know writer Patricia Hughes:

  1. What is your novel about?


The murder of Honor Bright at the behest of George, William Butler Yeats’s wife. Honor’s real name was Lily O’Neill. She was Yeats’s lover and had had his first son.


  1. Why should this novel be read by people?


Because this murder was carried out by the Irish Free State’s corrupt Minister of Justice and his recently established Garda Siochana, who organised a kangaroo court, silenced witnesses with fear of death, and produced false evidence to sway the jury to acquit the assassins.


  1. How would you describe this novel in two words?


True non-fiction.


  1. What movie have you seen the most in your life?


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy


  1. How long have you been working on this novel?


For five years, or ten if you count from when I discovered the facts about Honor Bright.


  1. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?


Yes, ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë.


  1. What motivated you to write this novel?


Honor Bright was my grandmother and William Butler Yeats was my grandfather. My father was their illegitimate son. At the moment Yeats scholars do not acknowledge this because they fear the reaction of the Irish government. Nevertheless it’s still true.


  1. What artist would you love to have dinner with?


Grayson Perry


  1. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?


I love languages, poetry, people, history and politics.


  1. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?


I wanted to make a film and show it to the world. I had a story to tell.


  1. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?


Yes. Keep at it, despite the failures. Never give up until you have reached your goal.



Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne


1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

February 2016 Novel Festival Details

We have a terrific lineup of novel transcripts that we will be performing for our February 2016 event. All novels and poems will be performed by actor Kaleb Alexander (see below a sneak preview video).

Submit your Novel to the Festival Today: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

#1 – INTO AUTUMN by Larry Landgraf

Genre: Action, Adventure 


A chilling account of how Lars Lindgren and Eileen Branson must face new challenges when all of humanity is forced into desperate survival mode when the grid goes down, and government and the economy crumble.


Genre: Self-Help, Drama


How to have a good relationship by starting to love yourself first.

#3 – WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT? by Patricia Hughes 

Genre: History, biography, thriller, political corruption


Authorities in the new Irish Free State harassed and murdered Honor Bright before maligning her as a prostitute and acquitting her assassin. The newly founded Garda Siochana spread deceitful rumours and coerced witnesses to conceal Honor’s true identity and the real reason for her  death.

#4 – A LIFE SINGULAR by Lorraine Pestell

Genre: Drama, Musical 


Jeff Diamond is at the pinnacle of his career; a superstar who holds the world in his hands.  Yet in the blink of an eye, he loses the one who gave his life meaning.  As he pieces together his autobiography, he discovers what’s truly important.  Everyone has a life singular; one, unique, extraordinary.

Transcripts to be posted online next week.

Submit your Novel to the Festival Today: https://novelwritingfestival.com/

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