I can’t say how pleased I am that my novel The Rising Son has been short-listed for The CAP-Indie Book Awards 2016 in the Young Adult category. The awards ceremony takes place this Tuesday evening at 7pm, 25th October 2016, at The Teachers Club on Parnell Square.
Huge thanks to Carolann Copland, of Carousel Writers’ Centre, who is the brains behind this award.
Carousel Writers’ Centre launched the Carousel Aware Prize for Independently Published Authors on January 11th 2016; with all money raised going to Aware. (A charity which assists those directly affected by the illness of depression.)
These awards aim to provide a platform to showcase the cream of Irish Self-Published authors, bringing them to the attention of book shops, distributors and the media in Ireland and abroad.
The shortlists in all five categories are as follows:
BEST JUNIOR BOOK
To be judged by Carolann Copland and the children of St. Colmcille’s Junior National School, Knocklyon, Dublin
Fiona Buckley Better Than Gold
Dolores Keaveney The Scary Spider
Aisli Madden Zenji and the Muzzy Bug
SP McArdle The Red Letter Day
Caroline Twomey The Dream Catcher
BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK
To be judged by Claire Hennessy
Siobhán Davis Saven Deception
Drew Darkwood Link
Brian Kirk The Rising Son
Alan Murphy Prometheus Unplugged!
Brendan O’ Connell Death’s New Lease on Life
BEST SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY
To be judged by Louise Phillips
Kathryn Crowley Sweaters and Small Stuff
Kevin Doyle Do You Like Oranges?
Annmarie Miles The Long & The Short of it
BEST NON FICTION
To be judged by Tony Canavan
Corina Duyn Into The Light
Sharyn Hayden I Forgot to Take My Pill
Lorna Sixsmith How to be a Perfect Farm Wife
Michael Turlow The Marley Man
Fiona Van Dokku From the Inside – Raising,Teaching
and Loving an Autistic Child