John Allen Royce’s debut title, Eclipsed by Shadow, has been nominated for a Global eBook Award in the Young Adult Fiction category.
John Allen Royce’s debut title, Eclipsed by Shadow, has been nominated for a Global eBook Award in the Young Adult Fiction category. (see Press Release [PDF])
Eclipsed by Shadow is Book I of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy, a literary adventure about the colorful role of horses in civilization. The story begins the adventures of a modern rider carried back into history. The title has previously won national honors including the 2009 Eric Hoffer Book Award for best Young Adult Fiction.
The author, John Allen Royce, has lived “from sea to shining sea” in his native America, and now resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Over 20 years experience in competitive riding combined with the author’s passion for historical research to spark the idea for The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy.
“Everyone is talking about eBooks!” says the founder of the Global eBook Awards, Dan Poynter. “eBooks have reached the tipping point and are outselling books on paper in several categories. eBooks are not replacing paper books; they are in addition to.”
The Awards have 79 categories in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, illustration, and multimedia. The Global eBook Award winners will be honored at a star-studded ceremony on August 20 in Santa Barbara, California.
» Citation on TheGreatHorse.com
The Golden Spark | Book 2 of The Legend of the Great Horse trilogy will be exhibiting at the 2011 Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Annual Conference (Danvers, MA April 26-29, 2011).
The MLA is a professional library association that “advocates for libraries, librarians, and library staff, defends intellectual freedom, and provides a forum for leadership, communication, professional development, and networking to keep libraries vital.”
The theme of this year’s MLA Annual Conference is “Get Ready to be a Super(hero) Librarian!”
Eclipsed by Shadow has won the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Young Adult (YA) Fiction!
This is a tremendous national honor given in the name of one of America’s great thinkers.
The Eric Hoffer Award for short prose and books was established at the start of the 21st century as a means of opening a door to writing of significant merit. It honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers.
The Hoffer Award exists as a platform to honor independent books of exceptional merit.
More information about Eric Hoffer and this honor will be posted over the next week…