Maine authors receive awards in New England competition

Posted Jan. 06, 2013, at 11:11 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Maine Authors Publishing recently announced that 13 of their published authors recently received awards in the 2012 New England Book Festival competition. One author was named runner-up for his children’s books, and 11 authors received honorable mentions.

Categories were diverse and well represented by all.

An awards ceremony will be held Jan. 19, at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, followed by a seminar and book exposition.

The event is free and open to the public.

The following book received runner-up in the children’s books category: “Island Friends” by Jeff Bowman and Jennifer York, illustrated by Dawna Gardner.

The following books received honorable mentions in the following categories:

General fiction

“Matinicus: An Island Mystery” by Darcy Scott

“Two Men Ten Suns” by Jeff Foltz

“The Summer of the Disco King” by Jane Harvey Meade

Biography/autobiography

“The Box of Daughter: Healing the Authentic Self” by Katherine Mayfield

General nonfiction

“Heart Hound Stories: Living with the Big Dogs” by Cheryl Anne Lampshire

“Nets Through Time” by Jacqueline Davidson

Spiritual

“Journey Beyond God” by Peter Tufts Richardson

“Glimpses” by Jane Harvey Meade

Photography/art

“Beowulf of Maine” by Kathleen Fox

Poetry

“Reaching for Quiet” by Roland Labrie

Young adult

“Tapestry: Strands of Yellow and Blue” by Cady Elizabeth Arnold

Business

“The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas” by Thomas B. Dowd III

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