And the winner is…

Remember our post about award nominations for the Benjamin Franklin and IPPY awards? Well, the winners have been announced, and we’re so pleased we couldn’t stop ourselves from the results. Not only did several Blair authors take home some of these awards, but several authors at our distributed lines did as well. Check out the details below.

Blair authors took home two silvers from the Benjamin Franklin Awards: one in popular fiction for The Middle of the Air by Kenneth Butcher and one in the recreation/sports category for Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham by Brett Friedlander and R.W. Reising.

Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford also took home a Ben Franklin award in gardening/agriculture for Rain Gardening in the South, published by Eno, another independent publisher in North Carolina. Congrats to Helen, Anne, and the folks at Eno!

Our authors also did pretty well at the IPPY awards this year.  We are tickled pink that David Magee took home the gold in Southeast regional nonfiction for The Education of Mr. Mayfield: An Unusual Story of Social Change at Ole Miss.  Brett Friedlander and R.W. Reising won bronze in biography for Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams’ Doc Graham, Kenneth Butcher took home a bronze in southeastern regional fiction for The Middle of the Air.

We’d also like to congratulate several authors at our distributed lines. Suzy Barile won a silver award in southeastern regional fiction for Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Belle & A Yankee General, published by the fine folks at Eno Publishers. And two Hub City Press authors took home awards as well: Brian Ray won gold in southeastern regional fiction for Through the Pale Door, and  C. Michael Curtis won silver in short story fiction for Expecting Goodness.

So overall, a job well done, don’t you think? We couldn’t be prouder of our authors, at Blair and at our distributed lines.

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