The Black Lens NGIBA_2017_Finalist_HiRes_RVjust became a First Novel Finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest awards program for independent authors and publishers.

That means my debut novel will be distributed at the Book Expo America event in New York as a counter-top handout at registration desks.  The Black Lens will also be promoted to book buyers, library reps, news media and industry professionals.

Established 11 years ago, the  Indie Book Awards honors the most exceptional independently published books in over 70 different categories. It is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency.

This is now the third contest The Black Lens has placed in. My debut novel also won Grand Prize in the 2016 Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards and became a semifinalist in the Book Pipeline movie competition.

Learn more about the competition here, or buy a copy of The Black Lens on Amazon.