Megge of Bury Down was the first-place winner of the 2021 CIBA award for supernatural paranormal fiction.
The book has also been longlisted for the 2022 CIBA Chaucer award for early historical fiction. That award will be announced in May 2023.
The CIBA for supernatural fiction will be announced at the Annual Authors Meeting in June. Best of luck to all finalists!
The Chanticleer International Book Awards has longlisted Megge of Bury Down for a 2021 CIBA in the category of Supernatural Fantasy Fiction. Updates as they come in!
The Independent Press names The Lady of the Cliffs a 2021 Distinguished Favorite in the categories of Historical Fiction and Cover Design
The New York City Big Book Award® announces the
2021 Winners & Distinguished Favorites!
New York, NY --
2021 was a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diverse books submitted. Again, NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide, but great submissions from journalists, well established authors, small and large press as well as first time indie authors participated in high numbers. Entries were from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Cities such as Bangalore, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Seattle, Singapore, Vancouver, were among the entries. Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, England, Germany, Lebanon, Queensland and the United States of America.
Awarded books included The American Bar Association, Friesen Press, Gatekeeper Press, Greenleaf Book Group, Joggling Board Press, Story Merchant Books, and WildBlue Press. Quality children publishers such as Barefoot Books as well as Mango and Marigold press were awarded. Independent presses such as Brill, Goff Books, Koehler Books, Llewellyn Publications, ORO Editions, Routledge Publishers, Rowman & Littlefield, and She Writes Press took both winner and distinguished favorite awards. AuthorHouse, IngramSpark, KindleDirect, and SDP Publishing were among the self-publishing platforms. Lastly, Hachette Books, HarperCollins, MacMillan, and Penguin Random House were among the large publishers that entered.
"We are elated to highlight these authors' books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements." said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. "We look forward to showcasing these titles to a larger audience."
For more information, please visit: www.nycbigbookaward.com.
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Rowan Moon is deeply honored to announce that the Independent Book Publishers Association has named Rowan Moon a finalist in the Bill Fisher Awards for Best First Book for the enhanced edition of Megge of Bury Down.
Sincere thanks for this distinction, and the credit for this award, go to our independent collaborators:
Editor Vinnie Kinsella, of Paper Chain
Cover artist and book designer Tamian Wood, of Beyond Design International
E-formatter Kimberly Hitchens "Hitch", of Booknook.Biz
Audiobook narrator and producer Jan Cramer, of VoiceAnnouncements.
Printer, wholesaler, and distributor, IngramSpark
Your work accomplished this!
Rowan Moon is proud to announce that the audiobook Megge of Bury Down is a finalist for the Independent Book Publishers Benjamin Franklin Award for best audiobook in the category of Fiction.
Congratulations and thanks to London's Jan Cramer, professional actress, narrator, and voiceover artist, for her stellar work in bringing to life Megge, her medieval world, and the many people in it.
For more on Jan Cramer, please visit her website at
Rowan Moon is proud to announce that Megge of Bury Down, the tale of a family of healers and seers in mystical medieval Cornwall, is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award.
About the Mom’s Choice Awards®
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries.
Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.
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Drumroll: our spotlight local author of the month is Rebecca Kightlinger! Her powerful duo centers on Megge, a young healer in an ancient world as she discovers and comes to terms with her mission, passed down over generations. You’re sure to enjoy Kightlinger’s stellar writing and absorbing characters!
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