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I’ve just found out that my middle-grade novel, Dancing on the Inside has won honorable mention in the 2013 IndieFab Awards.

Established by Forward Reviews, which is a magazine dedicated to discovering indie books, the IndieFab awards are chosen by a select group of 100 librarians and booksellers. The criteria for judging are…

“…editorial excellence, professional production, originality of the narrative, author credentials relative to the book, and the value the title adds to its genre.”

By “indie books,” Forward means all books not published by the big five. The term includes university presses, privately owned presses, literary presses, and self-publishers.

The winners were then announced on June 27, 2014 at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference.

This makes the third award for Dancing on the Inside, which is very gratifying


Dancing on the Inside


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Independent Publishing Book Award

Yesterday, it was announced that my middle-grade novel for girls, Dancing on the Inside has received the Gold Medal in the juvenile fiction category in this year’s Independent Publishing Book Awards contest.

Naturally, I am extremely pleased and honoured. The book tells the story of a young girl who must overcome (or work around) extreme social anxiety in order to pursue her dream of learning to dance ballet. Along the way, she discovers the power of friendship as well as her own unique talent. It is my hope that it will inspire girls to achieve their dreams despite apparent obstacles.

The IPPY contest involved some 2,000 authors competing in 75 categories. You can read the full list of winners at … Independent Publisher Book Awards


Dancing on the Inside is available from major retailers such as the following…

As an eBook from  Kindle or Kobo.

In all formats, including paperback, from…

Barnes and Noble


Amazon.ca (Canada)

Amazon.co.uk (UK)

Chapters-Indigo (Canada)

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