10/22/2017 2 Comments
October 22, 2017- Murray State University student, H.L. Roberts, 22, is a winner of The Wattys, the world’s largest online writing competition hosted by Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories. Roberts’ story, Burning Westchester, was selected from among over 280,000 entries to win the 2017 Wattys Award.
H.L. Roberts will receive premium exposure to Wattpad’s community of 60 million people and her work will be recognized as one of the most-loved Wattpad stories from the millions posted every year. It will also be featured alongside other 2017 Watty award winners through a promoted Wattpad reading list and official Wattys story cover badge.
This year, nearly 195,000 writers entered The Wattys by tagging their original work with #Wattys2017 on the Wattpad App or on the website. Millions of people in the community read, voted, and shared their favourite stories online to help Wattpad select the 2017 list of winners. Overall, people spent over 2.25 billion minutes engaged with Wattys content this year, including Roberts’ story, Burning Westchester - an adult crime thriller about a 25-year-old rogue government agent who goes on an undercover mission to destroy the lives of Blarrison Corp. in Westchester who conspired together to frame her father and kill her mother when she was 15 years old.
The Wattys highlight the love the community has shown for the most popular genres on Wattpad, and recognizes the effort of writers in the international community. Numerous Wattys winners have worked with top brands like Mondelez, Paramount Pictures, and Kraft through Wattpad’s Brand Stories native ad program. Some have even seen their work produced for film, print, television, and digital platforms through Wattpad Studios.
H.L. Roberts’ award winning story is available on Wattpad here:
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About H.L. Roberts:
H.L. Roberts is a writer from a small Kentucky town. She comes from a big family, and often finds herself sitting with them around the TV watching movies, and just staying close, which is how she believes a family should be.
Reading is one of her passions, and so is advocating for mental illnesses, as well as epilepsy. She wants to bring awareness to the invisible illnesses-the ones people know so little about. Using her other passion-writing-she does that and more.
She is working toward her degree in Marketing and English Literature, and hopes to finish that soon. When she does, she'll have even more time to fall into a good book, whether she's writing it, or reading it.
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