John Safin Receives 'Best Book Art' Award

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Predators & Editors’ Readers Choice Award for Best Book Cover was presented to John Safin for his cover design for the anthology SONORAN MIRAGE.

Predators & Editors, a resource service for composers, game designers, artists and writers, recently announced the winners of their annual Readers’ Choice Awards. John Safin received first place for his book cover design for the anthology SONORAN MIRAGE.

Safin’s design was one of dozens of works included in the Readers’ Choice voting. “I was very surprised to hear from a colleague that my work had been nominated,” said John. “There were many exceptional book covers to vote for, and I was even more surprised when I was told my design had won.” Safin has also created the covers of several other books including the science fiction book ALIEN LOG by Robert Farrell, and REHEARSAL by award-winning poet Kay Meier.

The first place award for SONORAN MIRAGE is a welcome addition to the growing list of acknowledgments this book has received. Last year, “Writer’s Digest” magazine awarded SONORAN MIRAGE a certificate of recognition as a participant of the 12th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards.

In addition to creating promotional materials, graphics and web sites, Safin is also an author. His writing focuses mainly on fiction, humor, and political ravings. Several of his non-fiction articles have been published in “Building Profits” and “Constructor” magazines. Safin extends his talents to writing speeches for top CEO’s, creating educational and sales training materials, and marketing presentations. He frequently contributes articles and stories to the Originally from Syracuse, New York, he now calls Phoenix, Arizona “home.” Safin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from SUNY Oswego and an Associates degree in Broadcasting from Onondaga Community College. Currently he is Marketing Director for one of the premier land developers in the southwest.

SONORAN MIRAGE is a collection of tales, inspirational poetry and prose from one of the most active writers' groups in Phoenix, Arizona. A story for everyone: Modern Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Poems, Inspirational stories and more can be found within the pages. Authors who contributed stories or poems to SONORAN MIRAGE include Michael Emery, Robert Farrell, Jeanne Lyet Gassman, Sandi Layne, Kay Meier, Cynthia Quiroga, Penina Keen Spinka, Dana Wall, and Joshua Wheeler. The book is available for purchase on

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