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Local Author receives national recognition from the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards!

Los Angeles: — The 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized (Title of Book by Author’s Name) in the category of (Category) as a (winner/finalist) in this year’s competition.

This prestigious National award is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independent publishers.

The National Indie Excellence® Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small, independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.

Winners and finalists are determined based on ‘overall excellence of presentation- a synergy of form and content.  Priscilla and the Sandman is a Children’s Picture Book Age 4-8. Priscilla, a child is doing everything to stay up. That is until mom tells her about the Sandman. The Sandman visits her and takes her on a journey of delicious rhyming and eye candy. It’s visually stunning and a fun read for children.

 “We are proud to announce the winners & finalists whose books truly embody the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you all for your fine work.” –Ellen Reid, Founder NIEA

For more information please visit: www.indieexcellence.com

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CONGRATULATIONS!
It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Finalist in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.

The lists of winners and finalists are proudly displayed on our brand new website, please log on to www.indieexcellence.com to see your name and book cover highlighted for all to see.

The entire team at the National Indie Excellence Awards sincerely hope your participation in our contest will serve you well in the your ongoing success. You have our deepest congratulations.
Warmly,
Everyone at the National Indie Excellence Awards

 A NEW BED TIME FAVORITE!five-stars
I have 3 small kids, 4, 7 & 9. This book had all 3 of their attention spans from beginning to end. My 7 year old especially loved it. She sat there with her mouth open in pure amazement the whole time. It was even enjoyable for me to read, my attention span with a book is far worse than a child’s! The illustrations were so fun and the story itself made us all want to dream about the Sandman! My 7 year old was so infatuated with it, she wanted to take it to school and read it to her 2nd grade class. Luckily, she has an amazing teacher that let her stand up in front of the class and read it to them all on her own. Her classmates loved it and her teacher thought it was adorable! She stashes it under her pillow at night, and carries it in her backpack during the day. It is definitely the new top pick at story time in my house now!
-Misty Burke ( A Mother)
Great Dreamsfive-stars
What a fun book! The illustrations are rich and imaginative.  Very lyrical and super FUN for kids of all ages!
– A Mother
Beautiful!five-stars
This book is a sweet story with amazing illustrations. I can see this book quickly becoming a favorite read before bed.
– Phillip Brown
A fun children’s book with pretty illustrationsfive-stars

This is a great bedtime book for young children, and is filled with imaginative illustrations. It’s upbeat, positive, and will leave your children wishing they too could visit the “Land of Sweets.”

– Bemis
.My daughter and I read this book together and loved it. She wants to read it everydayfive-stars
My 4 year old daughter and I read this book together and loved it. She wants to read it everyday and is hoping the sandman will visit us soon! We loved the gummy bears and pancakes! Very cute
-Amazon Customer
“Sweet” bedtime story!five-stars
Very well written. Simple words with pleasant rhymes makes it easy for children to follow along, while keeping their minds engaged while relaxing. Beautiful images!!
-Amy Pack
Five Starsfive-stars
My kids loved this book!! They really loved the illustration in the candy land! Thanks so much!
-Bre

I liked Priscilla and the Sandman because of the illustrations. They look so real and give you a good picture of what the Land of Sweets looks like. I like that Priscilla’s stuffed bunny is in every picture, and I had fun looking for him. I read this book while eating animal crackers, just like the ones that are performing for the Gumdrop Queen. I think that Priscilla is drawn to look like the author’s daughter, and the Sandman cat probably looks like her pet cat.

-Jewel, Age 9, KidsBookBuzz

To read the full review, please click here.

Mihaela Pop, From Words to Worlds says,

“Parents tell stories to children to open their minds and their hearts, so the story before bedtime is not an insignificant routine but a tradition that brings bonding, positive energy and a powerful impulse to imagination.

The land of sweets is not an invitation to an unhealthy food consuming behaviour but a presentation of how children’s imagination works, a representation of their creative and prolific mind.”

CLICK HERE to read the full review!