Richard L. Hatin

Next in Line Wins Runner Up Best Genre Fiction at the 2018 London Book Festival

LONDON–Honoring the best in International Publishing, The London Book Festival announces awards for 2018. Included is Runner Up for Best Genre Fiction by Hooksett, NH resident, Richard Hatin. His new book, Next In Line, is the first of a series, Taking Up the Sword, for young adult readers.

Entries are judged by a panel of publishing industry experts looking for general excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story and the potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.

Hatin gets inspiration from his environment and his faith. His previous thrillers, Evil Agreement and Deadly Whispers are horror tales that keep you at night, but always make you think about the righteous and the damned. Deadly Whispers was named Runner Up for Best Fiction at the Halloween Book Festival—also garnering Honorable Mentions for Best Fiction at the Los Angeles, Great Southeast and San Francisco Book Festivals. Miracle at Janet’s Mountain is a spiritual novel winning Honorable Mentions at the Paris and Hollywood Book Festivals.

He is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the New Hampshire Writer’s Project. He lives with his wife, Anne Marie, in Hooksett, New Hampshire and together they have three sons, and three granddaughters.

Hatin and other winners will be honored at a gala reception in London this month.

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Next In Line, Book One, Taking Up The Sword Series ISBN 9781946664396, 424 pages, 6 x 9, Retail $29.95