Abby Wins Coveted Purple Dragonfly Book Award
CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2014) – The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and Abby by Lisa A. McCombs, won second place in the YOUNG ADULT FICTION category. Lisa teaches eighth grade reading at Monongah Middle School and is the author of two additional young adult novels, Raspberry Beret and Opening Pandora’s Box. Abby, the first installment in this trilogy, is also a Reader’s Choice finalist for 2012 and 2013. All three novels are available in hard copy as well as e-book format on Amazon and Create Space.
“Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”
Abby is about seventh grader Abigail Van Buren Masterson who has attended five different schools in seven years. The novel is in journal format as Abby records the trials of her adolescent years to confidante Dear Abby. It retails for $15.00 and can be purchased at Kerri’s Korner, Barnes and Noble, Tamarack, and on Amazon.com. To learn more about the author, visit her Abby page on Facebook or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete list of winners including all first and second place and honorable mention recipients, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com and click on “Winners.”
The next Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Submissions postmarked March 1, 2015 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show written by Radke. Final deadline for submissions is May 1, 2015. The Early Bird deadline for the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding literature in all categories, is August 1, 2014. October 1, 2014 is the final deadline. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com and click on the contest of choice.