DC-area Novelist Wins Incipere Award for Debut Novel

ASHBURN–Local novelist Kimberly Greer has won a 2021 Incipere Award for women’s fiction. Her debut novel, Masked Intent: A Modern-Day Morality Play, was released in Sept. 2021 and is set in the Washington, DC, suburb of Brambleton, Virginia.

The Incipere Awards, sponsored by Entrada Publishing, recognize exceptional writing across multiple genres with particular focus on works that have been published by small, independent, and academic presses from Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021. Greer is also the owner of Words + Muses Publishing LLC.

 “It’s an honor to have my first novel recognized among this list of writers across such a vast expanse of genres,” said Greer. “I am humbled that my words won notice in such a crowded space and look forward to bringing my fiction to more readers in more pockets of the world.”

According to Greer, Masked Intent is an “adult fable” that follows the interactions between characters who must confront a lack of authenticity– in themselves as well as in others. The main characters’ relationship with the truth remains an open question as the book examines a key premise: From the person we let the world see to the person we believe ourselves to be, we all struggle to distill our true essence as we masquerade our way through our best lives.

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Masked Intent received the June 2022 Literary Titan Award, which is bestowed on books that expertly deliver complex and thought-provoking concepts. The ease with which ideas are conveyed is a reflection of the author’s talent in exercising fluent, powerful, and appropriate language.

Masked Intent and Intermezzo take first place in Artisan Book Reviews’ Book Excellence Awards for best Women’s Literary Romance. Click for more information.