Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah & Joel Shlian Awarded Gold Medal in the Florida Book Awards

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Oceanview Publishing is pleased to announce that Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian has been awarded the Gold Medal in the 2008 Florida Book Awards Genre Fiction Category.

Oceanview Publishing is pleased to announce that Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian has been awarded the Gold Medal in the 2008 Florida Book Awards Genre Fiction Category.

An annual awards program established in 2006, The Florida Book Awards, now the most comprehensive state book awards program in the nation, recognizes, honors, and celebrates the best Florida literature published in the previous year. The Florida Book Awards is coordinated by the Florida State University Program in American & Florida Studies, and co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Book; State Library and Archives of Florida; Florida Historical Society; Florida Humanities Council; Florida Literary Arts Coalition; Florida Library Association; "Just Read, Florida!"; Governor's Family Literacy Initiative; Florida Association for Media in Education; Florida Center for the Literary Arts; Florida Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America; and the Friends of FSU Libraries

Rabbit in the Moon (Oceanview, ISBN: 978-1-933515-14-4, $24.95) is a richly textured, multilayered thriller filled with suspense, intrigue, and discovery.

In Rabbit in the Moon, protagonist Dr. Lili Quan prepares for a journey that will change her life forever. To honor her mother's dying wish that Lili "return home," Lili reluctantly sets out for China. On this extraordinary trip, Lili will find love, and meet Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng, the grandfather Lili believed had died years ago. But Dr. Cheng has made the most remarkable discovery of all: he's discovered the secret to long life. As Dr. Cheng's only relative, Lili's life is in jeopardy. Before Lili can hold the key to the future, she must unlock the secrets of the past.

Susan Greger, Publisher at Oceanview, commented, "We are honored that Rabbit in the Moon has been recognized by such a prestigious awards program as the Florida Book Awards. It is truly humbling to be recognized among such Florida literary icons as James Swain, James O. Born, and Elaine Viets. We wish to extend our warm congratulations to Deborah and Joel Shlian, as well as all of the other nominees and finalists in this year's Florida Book Awards."

Deborah and Joel Shlian have collaborated in both their vocations and avocations. They practiced medicine together in a large multispecialty group before returning to UCLA for MBAs, and now balance medical management consulting with writing. Two of their novels have been optioned for Hollywood films. After 25 years in Los Angeles, the Shlians moved to Florida and now reside in Boca Raton.

Rabbit in the Moon is available wherever fine books are sold. Oceanview Publishing (http://www.oceanviewpub.com) is an independent publisher headquartered in Massachusetts. Oceanview is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - 615-297-9875

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