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NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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Endorsements by Winners & Finalists

CASE OF THE MISSING POODLE

Dear Everybody at the National Indie Excellence Awards,

We are so honored to receive the news that our book, Case of the Missing Poodle, was selected as a 2019 winner for Chapter Books. I wrote this story with my 8-year-old identical twin great-nieces, who participated in the writing process every step of the way.  We were so grateful that The Lisburn Press liked our story and published it, suggesting that we write a series of three mysteries with our same characters. Awards programs like the Indie Excellence Awards fuel our excitement to write and make us feel part of a wonderful community of writers and readers of all ages. Thank you – you made our day!

Rannah Gray,

Madelyn and Katherine Tom

THE PASSION OF MARTA

Dear Everybody at the National Indie Excellence Awards,

I send an immense thank you to you all for recognizing my novel, The Passion of Marta, as a Finalist in the 12th Annual award season.  How thrilling to have toiled in anonymity for six years, and then be notified of your decision!  Thank you for all you are doing to support self-published authors in this crazy world of books and publishing.  Winning this award makes me feel that my novel is just as valuable and worthy as any that are corporately published, and for that, there is no way to thank you sufficiently.  

I know I speak on behalf of all indie writers and publishers when I say thank you for the great work you are doing to promote our efforts.  

Caren Umbarger 

Award: Finalist 

Category: Historical Fiction

Press: Mediscript Communications Inc.

HARROW ROAD

This is wonderful news! Thank you so much for choosing my book, Harrow Road, as a finalist in the category of Historical Fiction. This is my 5th book, and 3rd novel, but the first time I've self-published. The National Indie Excellence Awards give a boost to all writers struggling to find new audiences in an increasingly competitive market.

Margie Taylor

www.margietaylor.com

Award: Finalist 

Category: Historical Fiction 

Press: Mediscript Communications Inc.

DARKSHINE
THE DARKSHINE SERIES BOOK 1

"Dear National Indie Excellence Team,

Thank you so mcuh for selecting my novel, Darkshine, as a fantasy finalist. I feel like I've been grinning ever since I received the news! I actually entered the NIEA because I was having serious doubts about myself as a storyteller. This award couldn't have happened at a better moment in my life. Thank you! Thank you!

Sincerely,

R.D. Vallier

Award: Finalist

Category: Fantasy

Author: R.D. Vallier

Press: Free Fire Press

IF IT WASN'T FOR GOD
POETRY, PRAYERS AND PASSAGES

"What a wonderful surprise to hear that my first book,  If It Wasn’t for God:  Poetry, Prayers and Passages was the winner of the NIEA award for the Children’s Religion category!  I am very humbled and honored to receive such great news and the award is such an encouragement to keep pursuing what I have feel I have been called to do: write children’s books to teach and uplift."

Thank you again!

Judith Biggie

Award: Winner

Category: Children's Religion

Press: Kerygma Today Publishing

FIERCE, FUNNY, AND FEMALE

"I am thrilled and honored to learn that Fierce, Funny, and Female is winner of the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards — in the Women’s Health category! Deepest gratitude and respect to the entire NIEA team, and to founder Ellen Reid, for creating this truly prestigious awards competition."

Marti MacGibbon, Humorous Inspirational Speaker and Award-winning Author

http://martimacgibbon.com/

Award: Winner

Category: Women's Health

Press: Stay Strong Publishing

THE BOY WHO COULDN'T DIE

"Thank you very much for selecting my novel “The Boy Who Couldn’t Die” as a finalist in the Faction category in your 2017 awards competition. The recognition an award like this provides authors like myself who seek the self-publishing route is more than invaluable. It elevates our work and gives it credibility that is often otherwise hard to achieve. As you no doubt realize, recognition such as this opens the door to many more marketing and promotional opportunities. Again, thank you."

Rick Gillis, author
The Boy Who Couldn’t Die

Award: Finalist

Category: Faction

Press: Create Space

MAGIC MOON
MAGIC MOON

"I am really grateful for a contest for independent authors!  Thank you so much for honoring me for being a Finalist for Magic Moon: Two Worlds (Vol. 3) in the Chapter Books category!  I was very surprised when I received your email!  This award means a lot to me!"

Shirley Moulton

Author/Publisher

Award: Finalist

Category: Chapter Books

Press: Self Published

LOVE, LOSS, AND AWAKENING
(MIS)ADVENTURES ON THE WAY BACK TO JOY

"Good morning, Sunday AM I awoke to a pleasant surprise. Thank you for the recognition of Love, Loss and Awakening as the Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award for Caregiving. The award is personally appreciated because your organization’s sole responsibility is to recognize works by Indie authors without other distractions. The book is creating awareness and acceptance of the fragile mental and physical state of recent widows and widowers by deeply revealing our inner thoughts. For that alone I am blessed to have been guided to write the book. Thank you again for the recognition."

 

Dennis P. Freed

Author of Love, Loss, and Awakening: (Mis)adventures on the Way Back to Joy

www.lovelossandawakening.com

Award: Winner

Category: Caregiving

Press: Tolawaken Press

COCOON OF LOVE
FOR CANCER CAREGIVERS

Thank you so much for selecting 'Cocoon of Love for Cancer Caregivers: Get Through the Tough Times' as a winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards in the Caregiving Category. This is very exciting and I truly appreciate it!

I am humbled by this wonderful honor.

Thanks again for The National Indie Excellence Award!

Sincerely, Susan Brownell Award-winning Author

http://www.SusanBrownell.com

THE LOBBY

I am thrilled to have THE LOBBY recognized as 2016 NIEA Fiction-General Winner.

How wonderful.

Thank you, Randi M. Sherman 
www.randimshermanbooks.com

BEYOND YOUR LOGO
7 BRAND IDEAS THAT MATTER MOST FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

I just returned from NYC and saw this email.

Thanks so much, Ellen!

I really appreciate it!

Best, Elaine Fogel 
Compass Press

EVERLASTING LOVE
ROMANTIC VIGNETTES FOR WOMEN'S HEART

Yes, I received the FINALIST stickers yesterday. I have two book signing and author engagements coming up and will place these FINALIST stickers (both the Beverly Hills and National Indie ones) on my "Everlasting Love" books. :-) I will post the graphic on my website as well. Everything helps. I'm grateful for the wonderful opportunity your contests are.

 

Sincerely, * * * * * Jennifer Anne F. Messing
Award-winning Author & Poet, Columnist, Speaker
"EVERLASTING LOVE: Romantic Vignettes for a Woman's Heart"

TWO EGGS - TWO KIDS
AN EGG DONOR'S ACCOUNT OF FRIENDSHIP, INFERTILITY & SECRETS

Thank you 
Thank you 
Thank you for this honor!

I cannot tell you how much it means - what a boost!

My very best wishes, 
Alicia

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