Sunday, April 19, 2015

Guiamo Chronicles Wins Gold

Last year all four Guiamo Chronicles books were entered in The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards.  These awards are run by UK author Edward Trayer who writes under the pen name Billy Bob Buttons.   Edward has several groups of primary and secondary school children who read the books and give their feedback.  The Guiamo Chronicles was entered in the teen category although they are suitable for adults as well. 

We were especially excited to be able to reach readers in the UK with the books since so much history, myths and legends of that area are woven into the stories.  Back in late February we were informed that all four books were finalists in their category.  You can see the finalists at The Wishing Shelf' Book Awards.  There were 20 finalists in the teen category.  The great thing about this contest is that each entry receives feedback from the reading groups that will help to improve the books.  We're looking forward to hearing what the readers had to say.  Earlier this month we were informed that Books 1-4 of The Chronicles of Guiamo Durmius Stolo had won the Gold for the teen category.  Marshall is very pleased and hopes this will help to reach more readers in the future.  We thank Edward and all of his reading groups for all the time and effort they have put in to the contest.  

If you have a book you would like to enter, here is the link for the rules to The Wishing Shelf Awards for 2015.  There is a nominal fee to enter but it is well worth it for the feedback you receive once the contest is completed.  Everyone, winner or not receives feedback from the reading groups.  This contest is not just for children's books. There is an adult division as well.

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