Last Saturday night, the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY Awards took place in Denver. It was a packed house and the event was sold out. Ward Lucas from 9News was the key-note speaker.
Outskirts Press had 28 finalists for this year’s EVVYs, and I was present to accept awards on behalf of our authors who could not attend in person. But many of our authors were also in attendance, and it is always an extreme pleasure to meet them in person and congratulate them with a hug or handshake.
Katherine S. Egan was a First Place Award recipient for her amazing book Genetics Isn’t Everything. Congratulations, Katherine! It was an honor getting to chat with you and your husband at the event!
Certified fitness trainer, ex-Marine, and marathon runner (in other words, he’s a total bad-ass — and quite a gentleman), John Timmerman, came in from Virginia to accept his 2nd-place award for his inspirational and motivational health/fitness book, Marathon and Half-Marathon Training, One Day a Week (It Can Be Done).
The sweetest woman in the world, Dr. Jeanne Blanchet, accepted her Merit Award personally for her historical (and powerful) novel, Cursed. Congratulations, Jeanne! It was an honor meeting you.
Award-winning author David D. Bernstein is not only a very tall fellow, but also a very charming one, and he took home a Merit Award for his fantastic and magical (literally) book titled The Portal. It’s his third book with Outskirts Press and the first in his “Cort Chronicles” series of juvenile fiction books. Congratulations, David!
Winning an EVVY Award is the first step toward winning the coveted annual Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award, and the $1500 Grand Prize that comes with it. Are one of these authors going to be in the running? Tune in to the Self Publishing News blog to see ALL the 2018 EVVY winners and our announcement of the three Best Book of the Year finalists!
And if you want to be an award-winning author like Katherine, John, Jeanne, and David, check out the #1-rated self-publishing company (according to Top Consumer Reviews): Outskirts Press.