Bio

Priscilla Audette, an award-winning writer who teaches college-level courses in composition and creative writing, has received numerous recognitions on the competition circuit for her novel, screenplays and stage plays.  Her first novel, Seismic Influences, won First Place in the LuckyCinda Book Contest 2013.

Court Appointed, Priscilla Audette’s second novel, published by Sunstone Press in 2015, celebrates the humanity of the elderly, challenges the way our society cares for them, and hopes for a new vision that will infuse meaning into the lives of this disenfranchised group of people.  Court Appointed, is a series of vignettes of elderly people as they helplessly and ultimately ineffectively struggle against the intrusion of a court appointed guardian who has taken over their lives.

Born and raised in California, Priscilla received her Bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA in 1976, and her Master’s degree in English literature from North Dakota State University in 1990.  The large block of time between these two degrees was when she was having babies and raising them – staying at home with them as much as possible in their formative years.  Her two sons are pictured here: Anthony with his mother and Matt on his wedding day.

A gypsy at heart, Priscilla has lived in California, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Maine.  Currently a resident of Maine; there’s no telling where she’ll end up next!

RECOGNITIONS FROM CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS

The Front Porch  

Opera House Arts: play passed on to additional readers for further consideration, 2008: Stonington Opera House in Stonington, Maine

Wedding Night                 

Opera House Arts:  play passed on to additional readers for further consideration, 2008: Stonington Opera House in Stonington, Maine

Arts & Sciences                

Quarter-finalist in the 14th Annual Writer’s Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition:  2007

Leave TakingsThe Titanic Revisited       

Quarter-finalist in the 14th Annual Writer’s Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition: 2007

El Dorado                        

Advanced to the second round of readings: Austin Film Festival, 2004

Bluebeard’s Wife              

  • One of the Top Ten Finalists Scripts in the Quantum Quest 1997 Screenplay Search
  • Semi-final entry (in the top 13 of 325 submitted) in the Monterey County Film Commission Competition, 1997
  • Semi-finalist in the 1st Annual Fade In:  Screenwriting Awards Competition.  1997
  • Eugene O’Neill Theater Center advanced the script to the Selection Committee for further consideration of the 1997 National Playwrights Conference and New Drama for Media
  • The Writer’s Network Semi-Finalist 1996

Dark Lady                              

  • Awarded Honorable Mention in the Quantum Quest 1997 Screenplay Competition
  • The Writer’s Network Semi-Finalist 1996

Wedding Vows                                   

Quarter-Finalist in the 1996 Lone Star Screenplay Competition