Awards

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

2016 RPLA WINNER

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

2015 RPLA WINNER

In 2015, Sprinter won a First Place Royal Palm Literary Award in the Unpublished Women's Fiction category.

2011 RPLA WINNER

In 2011, Livinity, won a First Place RPLA in the Unpublished Fantasy category.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.

High Praise for Little Angel Helper

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

Contest Finalist

The Running Girls

2017 RPLA Finalist The Running Girls

Published Novella Category

2011 Able Muse Write Prize Semi-Finalist

"Flying With Daddy"