Winner of the Arizona Authors' Association Literary Award and the 2018 IPPY Award, Clown William is the first in a series that follows William's incredible journey from "clown" to "friend" to "hero."
You can read more about Clown William at IngramElliott. The book is available now at most major retailers and Clown William and the Lincoln County War is coming soon.
The author, Robin Elno, is a retired army colonel, semiretired psychiatrist, and full-time author. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is an active member of the San Antonio Writers’ Guild. Robin drew inspiration for William from a series of books and articles on the impact of neurological conditions on physical abilities. In his research, the author learned people with Tourette Syndrome can target point five times faster than average.
"The inspiration for Clown William came from an Oliver Sacks article (author of "Awakenings"). The speed and accuracy of those who have this condition inspired the creation of the character William and his subsequent adventures," says the author Robin Elno. "What might appear a handicap can also be an advantage. Nature puts things in balance. Our comic book heroes have strengths that rise out of a difference from ordinary people. So does William. I hope readers feel empowered by how William learns to accept the good and the bad."
The Independent Publisher Book Awards hosted the winners of the 22nd Annual, 2018 "IPPY" Awards on May 29th in New York City, celebrating their incredible work with 300 medalists and guests. Click here to view more pictures from the Copacabana ceremony. The IE team was there to represent our winning author, Robin Elno, and his unique Western novel, Clown William. Clown William won a silver IPPY for Best First Novel and is being well-received around the globe!
We're excited to announce that the second book in the Clown William series is coming soon! Clown William and the Lincoln County War follows William, the reluctant gunslinger with Tourette's, as he escorts the lady Emily over the mountains and into Lincoln, New Mexico. There, he finds her brother John in a battle for survival in the infamous Lincoln county War. The sheriff and his posse of hired killers, secure under the protection of the courts and the governor, have a stranglehold on the town. Eastern newspapers called Lincoln "the most dangerous street in America." And that was before William arrived.
Clown William, Silver Winner in the 2018 IPPY Awards for Best First Book (Fiction) will be featured in a special IPPY Winners section at the 2018 BookExpo New Title Showcase in New York during this week's BookExpo event at the Javits Center. New Title Showcase is located in booth 1675 and will have a prominent banner above the booth reading NEW TITLE SHOWCASE so it's easy for attendees to find.
Clown William will be displayed along with other IPPY Award Winning titles at the 2018 BookExpo - the #1 book and author event in the industry.
IngramElliott will also be attending the IPPY Awards ceremony, held on May 29th at the legendary Copacabana Nightclub in Times Square for the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards Ceremony, celebrating our winning title!
The Independent Publishers Book Awards ("IPPYs") – www.ippyawards.com – announced the winners in the 22nd annual IPPY Awards recognizing excellence in independent publishing. Conducted each year, the awards honor the year's best independently published titles from around the world.
IPPY medal-winning books will be celebrated on May 29th during the annual BookExpo publishing convention in New York, with gold, silver and bronze IPPY medallions awarded in 83 national, 24 regional, and 11 e-book categories. A special prize package will go to the 5,000 medalist of the program's 22-year history. This year’s contest drew 4,500 entries, and medals will go to authors and publishers from 43 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 12 countries overseas.
The complete list of the 2018 Winners can be found on the Independent Publisher website.
IngramElliott's Clown William is a SILVER WINNER for BEST FIRST BOOK - FICTION and we share this honor with our author, Robin Elno!
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A Call to China is named a Silver Winner in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards held April 6th in Austin, Texas
A Call to China was named as a Silver Winner in Friday's IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards(TM), which include over fifty categories recognizing excellence in book publishing and are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. Winners were announced April 6, 2018 during a gala dinner held in conjunction with IBPA Publishing University in Austin, Texas.
IngramElliott is proud to be an IBPA member and shares this prestigious award with author, Jeffrey Meyer.
See all the winners on the IBPA website and read the press release here!
Author Salem Wolf Heart recently held an amazing author event at Barnes & Noble Birkdale in Huntersville, NC. She demonstrated the lessons of the Native American Medicine Wheel for kids of all ages and signed her middle-grade novel, Benny Moon: Racing the Medicine Wheel.
Salem had a great turnout and IngramElliott appreciates all the great local support from the Barnes and Noble team! You can purchase Benny Moon at Barnes and Noble.com and in the Birkdale store.
The next book in the series, Benny Moon Eats Dirt is coming soon!
Benny Moon’s dream of winning the Motocross Nationals is about to come true.
After months of training, Benny finally makes it to the ultimate motocross competition. Even racing with bully Rick Skye doesn’t get Benny down. However, a few hours before the race, a fight with Rick gets Benny disqualified.
The family turns to Grandpa T for wisdom and guidance. He and Benny travel to Grandfather Mountain for a Native American Vision Quest, where Benny once again meets his animal spirits and an unexpected new friend.
Will Benny be able to use the lessons of the Medicine Wheel to get a second chance to fulfill his dreams?
IBPA Announces Finalists in the 30th Annual Benjamin Franklin Book Award(TM) Program; A Call to China honored
The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) – www.ibpa-online.org – announced the finalists in the 30th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program recognizing excellence in books released by independent publishers during calendar year 2017. From close to 1,500 entries, over 100 more entries than last year, three or four finalists were named in each of fifty-four categories. The winner of each category will be announced during a special IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ ceremony, Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas.
The complete list of the 30th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ finalists can be found on the IBPA website.
IngramElliott's A Call to China is a finalist in the Historical Fiction category and we share this honor with our author, Jeffrey Meyer!
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VIEW ALL FINALISTS ON THE IBPA WEBSITE
Indian Country by John T. Young was highlighted in The Military Times Spring Reading Guide for Fiction for 2018! The titles selected highlight military-themed literary offerings for consideration.
Reviewer J. Ford Huffman notes the mix of thrills and literary quotes set in and around a Native American reservation as a "scene of action and a source of solace" in Indian Country and touches on the novels heroic themes.
Indian Country is an intense thriller is set against a backdrop of biker gangs, drug cartels, terrorism, and dangerous liaisons. It's available in eBook and print.
We're excited to announce that A Call to China, written by Jeffrey Meyer has been named as a finalist in the historical fiction category of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards (TM). The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in book publishing is regarded as one of the highest national honors for small and independent publishers.
IngramElliott is very proud of this achievement and congratulate our author, Jeffrey Meyer!
A Call to China is a coming of age story, about two sisters continents apart—finding and discovering each other and themselves through spirituality and familial love.
"An engrossing fictional exploration of family, culture, and what it means to belong in both China and America." -Kirkus Reviews
"I highly recommend this remarkable work of imagination, empathy and storytelling . . . showcasing the author's deep knowledge of China, religion and faith . . . a riveting plot." -Ian Johnson, Pulitzer-Prize winning writer
A Call to China is available in eBook and print wherever books are sold.
Author Event at Birkdale Village
Sunday, March 25
1:00 pm Eastern Time
Barnes and Noble Birkdale
8725 Townley Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Benny Moon: Racing the Medicine Wheel
Salem Wolf Heart will be signing her middle grade chapter book and demonstrating the power of the Medicine Wheel. You can also sign up to win a gift basket of Benny merchandise!
Salem Wolf Heart began writing in 2014. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Salem is a graduate of the Kent-Cook Institute as a Certified Spiritual Healer. She's a Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner, and teacher. Migrating from New York to the sunny South, Salem resides in North Carolina near beautiful Lake Norman. Learn more about Salem at www.bennymoon.com and follow her on Facebook @BennyMoonBooks.
Jeffrey Meyer’s Kirkus review for A Call to China was selected by Kirkus Indie Editors to be included in Kirkus Reviews 3/1 Issue. His review will appear as one of 35 Indie reviews in the magazine which is sent out to over 5,000 industry professionals (librarians, publishers, agents, etc.). Less than 10% of Indie reviews are chosen for this honor. Congratulations to our author!
Read more about A Call to China, along with excerpts and reviews. A Call to China is available in eBook and print at most major retailers.
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