Monday, September 3, 2012


Thanks to Terry Needham for sharing this terrific news:

READERS FAVORITE, the national on-line book review and author service firm has announced the winners of the READERS FAVORITE 2012 AWARDS. In July they announced the five top finalists in each of over 100 categories of books. To be a finalist you must have received a FIVE STAR book review from one of their staff book reviewers.

Today, READERS FAVORITE announced the winners of the GOLD MEDAL, SILVER MEDAL, BRONZE MEDAL and HONORABLE MENTION awards. Each recipient will be awarded their medal at an AWARDS Ceremony held at the International Book Fair in Miami in November. This is one of the largest book fairs in the world. The results of the award contests are announced to 250,000 bloggers, journalists, and consumers; including 35,000 opt-in journalists including Associated Press and USA TODAY; plus search engines like Yahoo and Google.

I am very happy to say that I was notified today that:

PESKY POEMS has been awarded a SILVER MEDAL in the Category: POETRY.


WHEN I WAS A CHILD has been awarded a BRONZE MEDAL in the category HISTORY/CULTURAL.

(This is the 2nd major award for my book -- When I Was A Child.)

For more details go to:

And a postcript: Needham says (with pardonable price) "Happy to know a story set in Ellis County and Hays City resonates with so many people!"

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