From Hill Town to Strieby has been named a Finalist in the African American category for the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). Notification was made today. I was very honored to find myself named along with LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson!
Information will be made available at http://www.IndieBookAwards.com along with that of the other Finalists and Winners. A Press Release announcing the Grand Prize Winners and saying where the media and others can see the complete list of Winners and Finalists will also be published. From Hill Town to Strieby “will be listed as a Finalist in the 2017 NGIBA catalog and distributed at Book Expo America (BEA) in New York as a countertop handout at registration desks. The book will be promoted to book buyers, book lovers and library reps along with media and industry professionals.” All Finalists and Winners are invited to the awards reception at the Harvard Club in New York City, Wednesday, May 31st.
AFRICAN AMERICAN WINNER:
Moonlight Helmsman – Robert Smalls’ Amazing Escape, by Richard Maule (Amazon Books /Createspace)
A Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina and Selected Finding Aids, by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson (Xlibris)
Crimson Sweat: The Collector’s Edition, by John Drumgoole, Jr. (The Scroll Group)
Daddy’s Girl, by Ben Burgess Jr. (Legacy Books LLC)
From Hill Town to Strieby: Education and the American Missionary Association in the Uwharrie “Back Country” of Randolph County, North Carolina, by Margo Lee Williams (Backintyme Publishing)
Shards of the Past, by C.D. Blue (CreateSpace)