BookTelevision Announces Finalists in "3-Day Novel Contest"



    
                Live television event returns for second year

                             Attention Editors:
                Photo Gallery at www.booktelevision.com/media
     Extended Bios and Video Profiles at www.booktelevision.com/3Day.aspx
    

    EDMONTON and TORONTO, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - Twelve writers begin training today
for the most grueling marathon of their careers as BookTelevision announces
the finalists in the second "3-Day Novel Contest."
    On August 31st, 2007 at the stroke of midnight these 12 writers will sit
down in the middle of Edmonton's biggest Chapters bookstore - cameras and
customers following their every keystroke - and try to write a novel on live
television in just three days. The finalists will also face diabolically
challenging contests and turns at "The Thirteenth Machine" as they compete to
capture the $5000 cash prize and become Canada's next literary superstar.

    The Finalists:
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    GAYLEEN FROESE
    Day Job: Corporate communications editor and writer
    Hometown: Edmonton, AB

    GORDON KIRKLAND
    Day Job: Humour writer
    Hometown: Pitt Meadows, BC

    JAMES BURNS
    Day Job: Freelance writer/journalist
    Hometown: Orr Lake, ON

    JENNIFER ISAAC
    Day Job: Communications consultant/freelance journalist
    Hometown: Westward Ho, AB

    JOE GOODWILL
    Day Job: Writer, researcher, and ESL consultant
    Hometown: Vancouver, BC

    LORNA SLOUKJI
    Day Job: Copywriter
    Hometown: Mississauga, ON

    MARTY CHAN
    Day Job: Writer
    Hometown: Edmonton, AB

    MATTHEW J. TRAFFORD
    Day Job: Student/transcriptionist/book reviewer
    Hometown: Toronto, ON

    NANCY BELGUE
    Day Job: Library assistant
    Hometown: Kingsville, ON

    PAUL MATWYCHUK
    Day Job: Entertainment Editor, SEE Magazine
    Hometown: Edmonton, AB

    REBECCA SHUTTLEWORTH
    Day Job: Communications consultant for the federal government
    Hometown: Edmonton, AB

    TRACY THOMPSON
    Day Job: Web editor
    Hometown: Edmonton, AB

    To see the complete announcement, please visit
www.booktelevision.com/media





For further information:

For further information: Pam Hnytka, (780) 440-8871,
pam.hnytka@chumtv.com

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