Congratulations to our author Vince Bailey as the second book in his award-winning Curtis Jefferson series was just named as a finalist in the 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. Celebrating excellence in independent publishing, the NIEA named Courses of the Cursed as a finalist in the Regional Fiction category for Southwest-focused fiction.
Vince Bailey grew up in central Arizona, starting in the late nineteen-fifties. His youthful experiences there contribute significantly to the nostalgic aspect of his fiction writing. Courses of the Cursed is the second book in the award-winning Curtis Jefferson series. His debut novel, Path of the Half Moon, is the Winner of the Arizona Authors’ Association Literary Award and the Chanticleer International Book Awards for Paranormal and Supernatural Fiction.
Courses of the Cursed
African American youth Curtis Jefferson is still serving his one-year term at Fort Grant, the cursed site of an ancient Native American massacre. In Courses of the Cursed, our hero continues to be challenged by his nemesis, Harvey Huish, while a café owner struggles with a premonition that her nephew will be the victim of a treacherous plot. The parallel stories share a common theme: the curse of Fort Grant.
"A rollicking, Western-flavored frightfest. Werewolves and worse haunt the Arizona desert in this supernatural thriller." —Kirkus Reviews
Path of the Half Moon
Vince Bailey's award-winning Path of the Half Moon is the first book in the Curtis Jefferson series. Set in a remote detention facility for wayward boys in the early sixties, Curtis is tested by a murderous inmate and a century-old Native American curse.
Winner of the CIBA Paranormal Book Awards and the Arizona Authors' Association Literary Award, Path of the Half Moon presents an edgy and thrilling escape from the ordinary.
More Praise for the Curtis Jefferson series:
Bailey's voice sparkles in this gritty tale about injustice, survival, and the mysterious world of angry ghosts and dark magic. Don't miss it." —Todd Fahnestock (bestselling author of The Wishing World, Fairmist, and Wildmane)
"Curtis does what all great storyteller’s do—he creates a suspension of disbelief, granting the listener the right to believe.”
—5 Star Rating, Chanticleer Book Reviews
Vince has also been published in several college and local newspapers, and for the past ten years he has penned a column for a nationally distributed trade periodical. Mr. Bailey currently resides in Arizona with his family. He's currently working on the next book in the Curtis Jefferson series.
Connect with the author at VinceBailey.com
IngramElliott Publishing honored with four winning titles by the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards
IngramElliott Publishing is proud to announce that four of our titles have been named as Finalists or Winners in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards! The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) celebrates indie publishing and is proud to be a champion of independent presses "going the extra mile" to produce books of excellence in every aspect.
IngramElliott Publishing truly appreciates the NIEA recognition for these amazing titles and we congratulate our winning authors!
Earlier this month, the Clown William series won the Bronze Medal for Best Fiction Series in the 2019 IPPY Awards and book one in the series, Clown William, was the 2018 IPPY Silver Award winner for Best First Book/Fiction. Set in the late 1800s, this fresh twist on the Western features an unlikely gunslinger with Tourette Syndrome.
Last summer, Clown William's unique title character, William - an 1870's gunslinger with Tourette's and a quick draw - took home the Silver Medal for Best First Book at the 22nd Annual IPPY Awards in New York City.
Now William's back at it, bringing home the Bronze Medal for Best Fiction Series in the 2019 IPPY Awards, which honored books one and two in the series: Clown William & Clown William and the Lincoln County War.
Author Robin Elno should be very proud of his efforts -- the quality of this year's entries was truly outstanding, which means the competition was extremely tough. You can see all this year's winner's on the website of the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
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!
The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) – www.ibpa-online.org – announced the finalists in the 29th annual Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognizing excellence in books published during calendar year 2016. From close to 1,400 entries, three or four finalists were named in each of fifty-five categories for a total of 169 finalists. The winner of each category will be announced during IBPA’s annual Benjamin Franklin Awards™ ceremony, Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Historic Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
These independent publishers are leading the way in quality, content, and fresh ideas. Check out the finalists on their website to be inspired! Spread the word! #BenjaminFranklinAward
We love the AAA! The Arizona Authors' Association is a great organization that's been fostering literary achievement and a community of great authors since 1978. Each year, they host a published and unpublished literary competition which awards prizes for poetry, drama, short stories, essays, literature, and fiction. Their annual literary magazine highlights some of the winning content in a gorgeous, large format print magazine, available for purchase.
IngramElliott is proud to be publishing two former winners of the contests, with books coming out in 2017. We're also sponsoring a new prize this year, in addition to the AAA's grand prize: Green Pieces Press Arizona Book of the Year award.
The unpublished novel publishing award will offer a standard publishing contract to the first place novel winner for 2017. We're very excited to participate in this prestigious organization and we value our partnership with the Arizona Author's Association and their esteemed president, Lisa Aquilina, JD, LLM and Vice President and Contest Director, Drew Aquilina.
Visit www.azauthors.com for more information about the contest or email AzAuthors@gmail.com for an entry form. The deadline is July 1st, 2017, so get to writing!
Are you up for the challenge? If you want to jump-start that great novel idea that's been jelling in your mind forever, there's an organization that can help! November is National Novel Writing month and NaNoWriMo can help! You can join authors from all over the world to complete an entire novel in 30 days! The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November and the website offers tools to track your progress, get support, and meet other writers online. There's also prizes and a cool map that shows how far your fellow writers have come. Check out the National Novel Writing Month FAQ's for more info and get writing!