Local Author receives national recognition through National Indie Excellence Awards

The Sixth Annual National Indie Excellence Awards honors The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light A Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel, by Sonya Haramis, M.Ed. as a winner in the Childrens-Inspirational/Motivational category. This book is for ages 5-8.
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June 27, 2012 - PRLog -- Monterey, CA -- The Sixth Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light A Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel as a winner in the category of Children-Inspirational/Motivational. The children’s book for children aged 5-8 is written and illustrated by local author Sonya Haramis, M.Ed.

“We appreciate you, we applaud you and thank you for your great work. You are contributing to make independent publishing a great sector in the literary community,” said Ellen Reid, President of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

This national award, based in Los Angeles, CA, is open to all English language books, including small presses, university presses, independent publishers and self-published authors. Works published in 2009 through 2012 were eligible for consideration.

The competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.

The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light is the story of Lumi, a teeny tiny angel, who has to earn her wings by bringing Betsy and Sammy safely back home by dawn. They ran away and can’t find their way home. Now they’re trapped in evil dark woods. Lumi finds them and takes them on sparkling magic trips they’ll never forget and fights evil forces trying to stop her.

Join the adventures when Lumi takes them on magical trips to meet the Water Sprites, Twink the star, the Sun and Moon, and even teaches Betsy and Sammy how to meditate and visualize.

“The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light is a wonderful tale for young children, especially little girls, who will fall in love with Lumi instantly. This tiny angel is given a quest in order to win her wings. Her journey is full of loving energy and spiritual storytelling that will brighten any child’s day…It is not often that you read a book that is a pure joy – this is one of those special books.” New Consciousness Review, January 2012

“This lovely fairy tale will be cherished by children and their parents. The story is full of love and magic, and will charm young and old alike. Children will embrace the lovely message of hope and love, and will take little Lumi into their hearts.  This chapter book will be perfect for bedtime reading, and the charming drawings may encourage children to draw their own versions of Lumi and her magical friends. Parents will be able to use Lumi’s lessons to help their children learn to visualize and meditate, just like the children in the book.” Awareness Magazine November/December 2011

“Lumi guides the children through the steps of meditation and visualization to help them discover their way (home, or to enlightenment). The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light is a small chapter book, illustrated by the author with charming black and white drawings of the world of Lumi and friends. It will appeal to both children age 8 and up and adults. It would be a lovely book to read aloud, chapter by chapter, to younger children. Its message of love, peace, and progression is based on a practical core of daily living reality that is discernible through the fairy dust. The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light is sure to spawn sequels that will be as beloved as the first luminescent tale.” Midwest Book Review, Children’s BookWatch November 2011

The Mom’s Choice Awards® has also named The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light A Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.  The Award for this book is for Fantasy, Myths & Legends for ages 5-8.

The book has also won USA Best Books 2011 Award Winner for Children’s Fiction, and Award-Winning Finalist in Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit. Other awards include the Creative Child Magazine: 2011 Creative Child Awards Program, and a 2011 Preferred Choice Award, Books for Kids category.

Liz Illgen, for New Age Retailer, said, “…Sonya Haramis will establish herself as one of the great spiritual storytellers of our time…”

Sonya is available for multi-media, radio, or print interviews and is willing to submit written editorials for publications as well.

For more information please visit: http://www.indieexcellence.com/index.html. And for reviews and other information on Sonya’s other award-winning books, The Circle of Olympians and Gracious Gifts…Expressions of the Divine, please visit http://www.peaceofthedreamer.com.
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