RAPID CITY, SD -
Muted Grey, the novella, by author, Dianna L Young, has been named a 2012 Readers Favorite Award Finalist. The Readers Favorite long list was released on July 1st with final award recipients to be announced September 1st. An awards presentation will be held in Miami, FL. in conjunction with the Miami International Book Fair, the largest book fair in America which is attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors over the course of the 3 day event. Gold, silver and bronze medal winners will be presented with a physical medal during the award ceremony in November.
Since its release in November, 2011, Muted Grey has earned the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for fiction, and is an Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist in two categories: Literary Fiction and Cover Design.
The following reviews of Muted Grey are from experts within the literary community.
"A very thought provoking book. -- A real treat for readers. --A must read."
"Deeply impacting and shocking in its sincerity. My first read through Muted Grey left me riveted in my seat! I found that the more I [thought] about the meaning of this novel, the more I wanted to read it again. And I did. This may be one of the best books I have read this year. -- Dianna Young has clearly left her mark on the literature world."
" [A] highly engaging tale. The plot will bring you in and keep you reading until the very last page. Muted Grey is the first novel from Dianna Young, and by all means a great first book that will likely be followed by many more."
FIVE STARS "Muted Grey is a fine study and finely recommended for general fiction collections."
Dianna Young, author and public speaker, has worked in various aspects of publishing for nearly twenty years. After several years in the industry, she went on to start her own regional newspaper in the mid-west, before starting two successful regional magazines for which she served as editor and publisher. For dates and times of upcoming book-signing events, please visit Ms. Young's website at: http://www.mutedgrey.com
Muted Grey is available at most online resources including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Muted Grey, ISBN 978-0-9835332-