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Historical Gold from INDIEFAB!

indiefab-gold-imprintOn June 25 at the American Library Association’s annual conference in Orlando, Foreword Reviews magazine announced the winners of the 2015 INDIEFAB Awards, which recognizes the best work in independent publishing. Up the Hill to Home, which was a finalist in both general and historical fiction, won the Gold in the historical fiction category.

“Foreword’s INDIEFAB judges are the key to our winners selection process, and, in our minds, the most foolproof way to choose award-winning books,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “We work with a librarian and bookseller in each category to provide us with an insider’s perspective on what would do well on consumer and library shelves. Using industry professionals confirms the trade quality of a book.”

Last May, the Foreword Reviews 2015 summer issue highlighted Up the Hill to Home in a feature article as one of eight debut novels to watch.

Finalist in Two INDIEFAB 2015 Book of the Year Categories


Foreword Reviews Magazine is dedicated to exploring, discussing, highlighting, and celebrating all that is best in independent book publishing. On March 7th, Foreword Reviews released the list of finalists in its 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, and Up the Hill to Home is a finalist in both the General and Historical Fiction categories. Award winners will be announced at the American Libraries Association annual conference in June.

Eight Debut Authors Tweet their Experience

When Foreword Reviews magazine featured eight debut authors in its Summer 2015 issue, it introduced the work of eight writers from widely different backgrounds and geographical regions writing across the spectrum of literary genres. It also introduced the eight writers to each other. Connecting through various social media platforms, the Foreword Reviews 8–as we’ve now dubbed ourselves–decided to try using a Twitter chat session to discuss some of our experiences as debut authors. In a fast, free-flowing, and fun half-hour on August 20th, using the hashtag #debutnovel and including @ForewordReviews, we discussed how long it took us to write, what the editing experience was like, what was most enjoyable or memorable, what we would do differently if we had a do-over, how we’re connecting with readers, and a range of related topics. Foreword Reviews was wonderfully supportive of the effort, even blogging about it in advance, and these eight debut authors are grateful for everything the folks there have done to spread the word.