Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Foreword’s 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced and Guess What?

We at MB4 are having a little celebration. 
Listen to this:
"Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year AwardsEach year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd."  
And guess what? There are some familiar names on the list!
I'm delighted to announce that The Seacrest by MB4's own Aaron Paul Lazar is a finalist in the Romance Category for ForeWord's 2013 Book of the Year Award. Congratulations, Aaron!

 

I'm also proud to announce that The Curse Giver, (Twilight Times Books) my latest novel, is also a finalist in the Fantasy Category for ForeWord's 2013 Book of the Year Award. I'm so honored and excited!

 

Congratulations are also in order for our colleague at Twilight Times Books, Dina von Lowenkraft, whose novel, Dragon Fire, was also a finalist in the Young Adult Fiction Category.

 


REVIEW JOURNAL NARROWS THE FIELD IN ITS SEARCH FOR THE BEST INDIE BOOKS OF 2013
TRAVERSE CITY, MI, March 13, 2014 — Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards today. Each year, Foreword shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd. Foreword’s awards are more than just a shiny sticker on the front of a book; they help connect the best indie books to readers eager to discover new stories written by previously unknown authors.
In the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners of these prestigious awards. A celebration of the winners will take place during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. with awards in over 60 categories, cash prizes for the best in fiction and nonfiction, and widespread recognition.

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Dora Machado is the award-winning author of the epic fantasy Stonewiser series and her newest novel, The Curse Giver, available from Twilight Times Books. She grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a fascination for writing and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds, fantasy is a natural fit to her stories. She lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and three very opinionated cats.

When she is not writing fiction, Dora also writes features for Murder By Four, an award winning blog for people interested in reading and writing, and Savvy Authors, where writers help writers.
To learn more about Dora Machado and her novels, visit her website at www.doramachado.com or contact her at Dora@doramachado.com.

For a free excerpt of The Curse Giver, visit  http://twilighttimesbooks.comthingsTheCurseGiver_ch1.html.




8 comments:

Kim Smith said...

I have tried twice today to post my CONGRATS in here and neither time it took. So -- by darn, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! So excited for all of you!

Aaron Lazar said...

Thank you, Kim. You will be next! You will have to enter Loran Rudder next year - I'll be rooting for you!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Congrats to you folks. I did not realize this came out of TC, Michigan. And I see that my friend, Aaron Stander is a finalist in the Mystery category too.

Aaron Lazar said...

Joann (Sharkbytes), that is so cool! I missed that your "other" friend Aaron was in the finalists! I must go back and check out his book. ;o)

Dora Machado said...

Thanks Kim and Sharkbytes!

elfyverse said...

Congratulations to all three, Dina, Aaron, and Dora! :-) May your books win your categories outright and gain you some more money and fame . . . or at least additional readers.

Barb

Aaron Lazar said...

Thanks very much, Barb!!

Dina von Lowenkraft said...

Thank you for spreading the news! I'm just glad we are all in different categories :-)
Dina