Wednesday, July 2, 2014

LeAnn Neal Reilly Wins Bronze Medal in Book Competition

LeAnn Neal Reilly, a 1990 graduate, has learned that her third novel, The Last Stratiote, is the bronze medal winner for the category of fantasy in Forward Reviews' 16th annual competition. Forward Reviews is a book review publication dedicated to discovering good independently published works.

 Congratulations, LeAnn!

Here is the press release:

Foreword Reviews Announces IndieFab Book of the Year Awards

July 1, 2014—Last Friday, Foreword Reviews announced the winners of its annual IndieFab Book of the Year Awards for the best indie books of 2013 at the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, the winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation over more than 1,500 entries in 60 categories. This year’s list of winners includes Garrison Keillor, Barry Lopez, Harvard Business Review, Georgia Museum of Art, B&H Publishing, Rizzoli Publishing, SUNY Press, Loyola University Press, Chicago Review Press, Valentine D’Arcy Sheldon, and Wayne State University Press, among others. The winners exemplify the best work coming from today’s indie authors and publishers.
Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention awards, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, were determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers. The Last Stratiote was honored with the Bronze award in the category of Fantasy.
A dark urban fantasy that re-imagines A Tale of Two Cities on the modern international stage, The Last Stratiote depicts the age-old struggle between revenge and love in the heart of one tortured woman. 

Author LeAnn Neal Reilly writes novels "about resilient women caught in magical, otherworldly circumstances" (Kirkus Reviews). She grew up in the Midwest, migrated east to Pittsburgh for graduate school, and then migrated even farther east to the Boston suburbs where she lives with her husband and three children.
Contact: LeAnn Neal Reilly, 3 Billings Way, Framingham, MA / 508.877.5789 /

About Foreword Reviews: The editors and staff at Foreword Reviews love indie books and the art of great storytelling. They discover, curate, critique, and share reviews and feature articles exclusively on indie-publishing trends. Foreword Reviews’ quarterly print magazine is distributed across the United States to librarians, booksellers, publishers, and avid readers and is available at most Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, indie bookstores, and by subscription.Foreword’s website features reviews of indie books written by a team of professional, objective writers.
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