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Independent Publishers Book Awards Awarded to Badlands

One more award came in last week, an IPPY.  Don’t know exactly why they call it an IPPY, but the award comes from the Independent Publishers Book Awards, which is known as “the world’s largest international and regional book awards” <http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/ipawards.php>. How about that.  Badlands was awarded a gold medal for best fiction in the West-Mountain Region. http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1794.  I feel very good about the book being able to represent the West.  It is not a book written or told in a typical “Western” voice, but it is a voice that comes out of the west and it is a tribute to eastern Montana and its stark beauty, its  people, it’s dusty and sometimes booming and sometimes busting towns, and the area known as Makoshika just outside of Glendive.

Lena and I are off to NYC to attend the Next Generation Indie Book Awards reception.  Most definitely looking forward to participating in that, at the Harvard Club, which already makes me want to sip brandy and puff on a good cigar.

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