These annual literary awards are given to honor selected writers from small presses, university presses, independent book publishers, subsidy publishers and those who have self-published in English for the North American market. Experts judge each title on originality, content, production quality and other traditional literary and publishing criteria. Thirty-
Outskirts Press had winning titles in eleven of the literary categories: early readers, young readers, body/mind/spirit, fantasy, general fiction, historical fiction, history, humor, poetry, religion and self-help. Outskirts Press titles also won the Richard Boes Award, the Walsh Seminar Award for Best Personal Growth Book and the Feather Quill Be Kind to Animals Award.
The winning Outskirts Press authors are:
The Adventures of PJ and Pea, Vol II, by S.D. Moore – 1st Place, Early Reader (6-8)
Behind the Columns, by Arlette Gaffrey – 2nd Place, Historical Fiction
Command Influence, by Robert A. Shaines – Honorable Mention, History/Science
He Blew Her a Kiss, by Angie Pechak Printup & Kelley Stewart Dollar – Honorable Mention, Self-Help
The Keya Quests, by Glen Skinner – 2nd Place, Fantasy
Letters from Wheatfield, by Patrick Shannon – Honorable Mention, Humor
Outlook for a Better Life, by Haile Gebre Egziabher – 2nd Place, Religion (Eastern/Western)
Philosophy: Back to Basics, by Ronnie Lee – Honorable Mention, Poetry
Queen Vernitas Meets Sir Healthy Bean the Astronomer, by Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades - 1st Place, Young Reader (8-12)
Rambling Squirrel by Wendy Laird - 1st Place, Early Reader category (6-8) and the Feather Quill Be Kind to Animals Award.
Reflective Empowerment, by Philip Guy Rochford – 2nd Place, Self-Help and the Walsh Seminar Award for Best Personal Growth Book
Same Ol’ Moon, by Pamela Noel - 1st Place, Young Reader (8-12)
Stalking the Dragon, by Kregg P. J. Jorgenson – 1st Place, Humor
Sworn to Secrecy by Charles Joseph Fickey - Richard Boes Award
Tearing Down The Wall, by Sharon M. Katzman- 2nd Place, Body/Mind/Spirit
The Union, by Rowena Portch – Honorable Mention, General Fiction/Novel
The Valley of Ashes, by Eli Thorpe – 1st Place, General Fiction/Novel
“We are pleased that so many Outskirts Press authors received literary awards in this year’s Reader Views judging,” said Outskirts Director of Author Services Kelly Schuknecht. “It speaks volumes not only for the quality of our professional writers, but also for the high-quality expertise of the Outskirts Press editors, cover designers and coaching staff whose efforts support them.”
Covers for all the winners can be seen on the Outskirts Press blog at http://selfpublishingnews.com/
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