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Muskegon Day of Gratitude

We have settled on a place for authors to gather to celebrate the 2nd Annual Muskegon Day of Gratitude. The Muskegon Farmer’s Market has donated 20 booths for us on May 16th to use to sell and promote our books. … Continue reading

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GOLD – eLit Book Awards

I’m very pleased to report The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty has been awarded a GOLD award in the 2015 eLit Awards. It was entered into the Young Adult Fiction category. Thank you!

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Writer’s Digest Article

  Wow.  What a nice article they did for us in the May/June issue of Writer’s Digest.  (They published the full interview on their website, here.) Thank you very much, Cris Freese!         

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FINALIST – Beverly Hills Book Awards

The Beverly Hills Book Award just announced the book awards for their 2015 contest. The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty has received a FINALIST award, the equivalent of 2nd Place. The book was entered in the Young Adult Fiction … Continue reading

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It’s Official… (Writer’s Digest)

Writer’s Digest posted the results of their book contest on their site, so I guess that makes it ‘official.’ Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards They also did an interview with me in which they asked me all about my experience … Continue reading

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Marshal of Books and Literature

This is from a posting on the 2nd Annual Muskegon Day of Gratitude Website: The Muskegon Day of Gratitude Committee is pleased to introduce Marshal of Books and Literature, Steve LeBel. Muskegon County and the West Michigan shore is a … Continue reading

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Judge’s Commentary – Writer’s Digest

I think we all wonder exactly what the judges are thinking when they look over your book.  They sent me not only their rating scales, but the actual ratings and the narrative submitted by the judge. 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest … Continue reading

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FINALIST – Stargazer Literary Prize (2015)

We have been informed that The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty has won a FINALIST award from Stargazer Literary Prizes for Visionary & Metaphysical Fiction. This is a nice category for us because Amazon declared my book to be … Continue reading

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Editorial Review from Writer’s Digest

I just received this editorial review from Writer’s Digest.  It was written by one of the contest judges.  What a great review! The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty is one of those books you remember long after you finish … Continue reading

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100th Five-Star Review

Have you ever looked at the number of reviews books receive by their readers?  For some of the super-star books, you may find hundreds of reviews.  Most, however, have less than a handful. Understandably, most people don’t leave reviews.  To … Continue reading

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