CAP-Indie Book Awards 2016

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:


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



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


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



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


To be judged by Jax Miller

Thomas Paul Burgess          White Church, Black Mountain
James Lawless                     American Doll
Pam Lecky                           The Bowes Inheritance
Neil Rochford                       The Blue Ridge Project
Orna Ross                            Her Secret Rose

If you’d like to attend the awards night please register here.

Thanks to everyone who supported me in publishing The Rising Son which has been a big success for me. And wish me luck! Fingers crossed!!



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