I was honored to have become the 25th Annual Midwest Book Award Finalist sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association. Blaze Orange placed in the Midwest Regional Interest: Illustration, category.
The 25th Annual Midwest Book Awards Gala was held on May 13, 2015, at the Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Hundreds came to celebrate the finest in independent publishing. Congratulations to all the winners, finalists, and the supporters they brought to the gala. You truly made it a great party. Also a big thank you to all of our judges and volunteers.
The 2014 Midwest Book Awards attracted 185 books, entered in 42 categories. A record 90 publishers from the 12 Midwestern states in our region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) participated. Some books were entered in more than one category—for a total of 372 entries. – MIPA Website