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WE MAY BE SMALL...

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

WE MAY BE SMALL, at least by publishing house standards, but we do have pizzazz, and that pizzazz apparently translates directly to book bling. Yes, we are thrilled, and very proud, to announce another award winning book.

Congratulations to our own busy bee, Honey Boudreaux, on being a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards in the category of New Age Fiction, with Enter Eternity. In this book, Jillian races into the water to rescue a drowning boy, only to wake up facing a series of doors. As she passes through each one, she visits herself in other times, living different lives, as doctors attempt to save her. From being a slave on a plantation, to living the nomadic life of the First Nations people, to struggling to save Jewish neighbors from the nazi scourge, she relives the joys and struggles, and experiences their deaths once more, on her journey to enter Eternity. This is Honey's second book, and her first award! We're pretty confident that it will not be her last!

For those of you keeping track, this is our tenth award in three years. We are blessed to be surrounded by such talented authors. 



2014 Award Nominations!

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s that most wonderful time of the year, at least if you’re a writer with an Indie publisher. Yes, it’s Awards Nominations time, and Writers AMuse Me Publishing has the following announcements.

 



Dizzy Miss Lizzie, by R.M Clark.

The first in the Kasey Kronicles Series of mysteries for Middle Grades has been nominated for a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award and for a 2014 NIEA Award.

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Enter Eternity by Honey Boudreaux

Honey’s second book, this one a paranormal, has been nominated for a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award and for a 2014 NIEA Award.

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Still, At Your Door; A Fictional Memoir by Emma Eden Ramos

Emma’s YA novel about a young girl struggling to help her family cope with their mother’s mental illness, has been nominated for a 2014 Next Generation Indie Award and for a 2014 NIEA Award.

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We are incredibly proud of all our writers and their work, and we wish these three authors very much success. Winners will be announced in the late spring/early summer of 2015. 

 

More Winners!

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

AND THE WINNERS ARE...



We were thrilled to receive the news late yesterday that not one, not two, but THREE of our books had been chosen as finalists in the NIEA Indie Excellence Awards for 2014.

Congratulations to Tony Walkden for his second award for his book With A Dying Breath. He also was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards last year. This book was truly a labor of love, as Tony does not keep one penny of his royalties -- they are all donated to the IUCN and to the Kamloops Wildlife Park to help continue the work to protect and preserve nature. He is already started on his next book, and it should be on the shelves early next year.

Congratulations to DeeJay Arens, who has now won three awards for The View From A Rusty Train Car. Last year, his book was a finalist in the ForeWord Review Book of the Year Awards and was the winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. He will now add a finalist medallion for the NIEA Indie Excellence Awards to his cover. (If he keeps this up, we will have to get him a bigger cover!) DeeJay will be attending Book Expo America in New York this year, promoting his book as a result of his other wins.

Congratulations to Mary Cote, whose military fiction Trip Anderson, USMC: The Road Less Travelled has also been awarded finalist status in the NIEA Indie Excellence Awards. This novel is awaiting final adjudication in the ForeWord Review Book of the Year Awards, where it is currently a finalist. We will be hearing at the end of June if the book has advanced any further.

We are incredibly proud and truly blessed with a complete roster of amazing authors. Congrats to all our winners. Check out the shiny new cover bling!

 

       



Nomination Season!

Posted on October 26, 2013 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s that time of year again... award nominations. While we don’t put out a lot of books, we publish good books that we are very proud of. Last year, DeeJay Arens’ book The View From A Rusty Train Car took second place at the Foreword Book of the Year Awards in the GLBT category and aced his category at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Tony Walkden’s book With A Dying Breath was also a finalist in the Science/Nature/Conservation category, so we are riding high on that wave still.

This year we have four books that have been nominated for awards.

Barbara Townsend’s Blood Atonement: A Pioneer Trail Mystery is up for consideration for a Spur Award, The Eric Hoffer Award and the NIEA Indie Excellence Award.

Shakey Smith’s Fruit Salad and Wings is nominated for Next Generation Indie Book Award and the NIEA Indie Excellence Award.

Steve Saari’s poetry collection This Long Trip to Myself is entered for the Foreword Book of the Year Award, the NIEA Indie Excellence Award, The Next Generation Indie Book Award and the Eric Hoffer Award. He is also nominated for the Minnesota Best Book Award.

And although his book is not being released until November 22nd, Robert Clark’s novel Center Point has been nominated for the NIEA Indie Excellence Award and the Foreword Book of the Year Award.

We are blessed with some incredible talent. Three of these books are debut publications and we couldn’t be more proud of them. Good luck and watch for the results next spring.




 


Book of the Year Silver Medalist!

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

    

The View From A Rusty Train Car
by
DeeJay Arens

 

We are so proud to announce that DeeJay's debut novel has won yet another award, this time taking the silver medal as  a 2012 ForeWords Book of the Year in the Gay/Lesbian category. It is so wonderful to see a book of substance, a coming of age story about two boys in small town USA in the 80's, get the attention it deserves. Jared and Luke are neighbors and friends. They want to be more than that to each other, but society, and Luke's family, get in the way. This story WILL move you, as you see their love, and their pain, the trials they endure and the life and death consequences they face, for wanting only what every other person takes for granted. While this won in the GLBT category, it is so much more than a story about two gay boys, and it is one that you will want to read more than once, and share with others.

DeeJay, from the staff at Writers AMuse Me, congratulations and thank you. This has been an incredible journey, and we look forward to many more celebrations with you. Our next challenge, to face jointly, will be to find enough room on the cover for all your awards.

The View From a Rusty Train Car took first place honors in the New Generation 2013 Book Awards in May.

Read an excerpt, watch the trailer, learn about DeeJay, and find out how to purchase this book by clicking on this link.

WINNER!!

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here it is... the new cover for DeeJay Arens' brilliant award-winning debut novel The View From A Rusty Train Car.



No one talks about what happens when you fall in love with the boy next door -- not when you’re the boy living beside the boy next door.”

Congratulations, DeeJay. It looks absolutely perfect there.

View DeeJay's Book Trailer here.
(yes, that is DeeJay singing on the trailer, as well, and the song was composed by our very own Steve Saari. Thanks to Mike Lamon for performing the vocals with DeeJay.)