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Bria Burton is an award-winning author who has also been a contest finalist.
Award-Winning Fiction

In 2016, Little Angel Helper won a Third Place
Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA)
in the Published Novella category.

At the 25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards,
Little Angel Helper scored the highest marks in every category.
While judging is subjective and the novella didn't win in
the inspirational category, this is what one judge had to say:

"LITTLE ANGEL HELPER is a well-told, uplifting novella that readers looking for a truly inspirational, heartwarming story, are sure to love. The fact that Marie's character is inspired by the author's real-life sister is a bonus and adds authenticity to the work. I think those who read this book will learn much, and be uplifted and inspired.
Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards


In 2015, Sprinter won a First Place
Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA)
in the Unpublished Women's Fiction category.


In 2011, Livinity, won a First Place RPLA
in the Unpublished Fantasy category.
NOTE: I am now using the pen name Shayla Cole for Livinity.
The actual award has the name Bria Burton on it
because I did not have a pen name at the time.

Contest Finalist
2017 RPLA Finalist The Running Girls
Published Novella Category


2011 Able Muse Write Prize Semi-Finalist "Flying With Daddy"