Monday, July 14, 2014
The Eighth Annual 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards recognized The Lost Mermaid~Return to the Raspberry Kingdom by Jan DiRuzzo of Hanahan.
The book was honored in the category of Children’s Motivational/Inspirational Literature as a winner in this year’s competition.
The Lost Mermaid~A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree by DiRuzzo was also recognized, in the category of Children’s Picture Book for All Ages as a Finalist in this year’s competition.
These prestigious national awards, based in Beverly Hills, CA are open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independent publishers.
The National Indie Excellence Awards exist to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the National Indie Excellence Awards is proud to be a champion of self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Awarded since 2007, the awards competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the Indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.
Winners and finalists are determined based on overall excellence of presentation in addition to the writing.
Both children’s books, The Lost Mermaid~Return to the Raspberry Kingdom and The Lost Mermaid~A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree, immerse readers in a local seascape where they meet loggerhead turtles, dolphins and lots of sea creatures.
In The Lost Mermaid~Return to the Raspberry Kingdom, readers discover a sunken treasure on a pirate ship while learning valuable lessons about the importance of teamwork, friendship and gentle approaches to bullies. In The Lost Mermaid~A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree, readers attend a musical jamboree in Shem Creek and learn about the importance of kindness and the danger of judging others by appearance or language.
For more information please visit: www.indieexcellence.com.