Thursday

Our Childrens Book Wins Award!


The childrens book, Moonlight Memoirs, written by Maggie Mei Lewis and illustrated by myself, won a first place gold medal in the Spirituality category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

These book awards are sponsored by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG), an organization that promotes professional standards in independent book publishing.

Winning first place is a great honor for Maggie Mei, Good Times Press, and myself because the awards are open to independent book publishers world-wide, making it a highly competitive award.

The general announcement of all category winners and finalists will be made in early June at the Indie Book Awards website


Maggie wrote Moonlight Memoirs (at thirteen) and together we worked on the book over two years via email before we ever met in person. One of the most interesting things about Maggie Mei Lewis (aside from publishing a book at sixteen!) is that Maggie was adopted from China before her first birthday in 1993.



Enjoy!

17 comments:

DeLaRenaissance said...

How wonderful!! Congratulations to you both!!!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

As per my previous post, Melody, you are both extremely deserving and I am thrilled for you :)

Linda Shantz said...

Congratulations to both of you! That's amazing news!

Mona said...

Congrats Melody & Maggie Mei!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

YOur work is lovely. Can't wait to gift the book to a child friend. Congratulations to you both.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Congratulations!!

Lorena Frith said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I can see why... your art is so beautiful! =)

Sly (the one with the profile pic elsewhere;)) said...

Yay! Congrats! Yes, you deserve it. It's pure cuteness! One of my fondest childhood memories is a book that comes very close to the Moonlight Memoirs... Discovering your work makes me feel like I discovered something BIG, and the award proves me right :D!

Jennifer Rose said...

congrats to both of you!! :D that is great

DEB said...

What wonderful news!! Congratulations!

Melody Knight Leary said...

Congratulations on your book award Mel. It's great to be recognized for your beautiful artwork. Bravo!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

How wonderful for you both! Congratulations!!

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Thanks everyone! I'm so honored to have created this wonderful book with Maggie Mei, its been a pleasure with every step.

Joan A Hamilton said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations to you both! I enjoyed your newsletter!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Just read this in your newsletter!! I am sooo thrilled for you and Maggie!! Congratulations!!!! You both are most deserving
*hugs*deb

The Dollar Art Project said...

Congratulations! You do beautiful work and the award is well-deserved!

Maggie Mei Lewis said...

Thanks so much everyone for your kind words! It's been so much fun working with you Miss Melody! =)

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