Dolly’s Bookstore hosts award-winning authors

PARK CITY, Utah – Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m., a book signing at Dolly’s Bookstore will feature authors ZT Bright of North Salt Lake, Utah, and Brittany Rainsdon, of Blackfoot, Idaho.

Bright and Rainsdon both recently had a story published in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest. Bright’s “The Magic Book”, and Raindon’s “The Last Dying Season”, are both featured in the 38th volume of the contest, which was published this past June.

L. Ron Hubbard, widely known for founding the Church of Scientology, founded the Writers of the Future Contest in 1983. His idea for the contest came after the 1982 publication of his critically acclaimed and best-selling science fiction novel, Battlefield Earth. Hubbard’s main intention for the contest was to try and assist aspiring authors of science fiction and fantasy.

Photo: Courtesy of Writers of the Future.

The Writers of the Future Contest provides an opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy writers to have their work judged by some of the genre’s masters and discovered by a large audience. Writers must submit a 17,000 word science fiction or fantasy story to be judged by professionals.

1,150 novels and almost 4,500 short pieces have been published by the 452 previous contest winners. Their novels have sold more than 60 million copies, and they have a combined 32 New York Times bestsellers.

Z.T Bright, a resident of Salt Lake City, is a father, husband, and published science fiction and fantasy author. In 2021, Bright won another award for his work, as he was the recipient of the inaugural Mike Resnick Memorial Award.

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