Outskirts Press and Colorado Humanities Partner Once Again for the 2016 Colorado Book Awards

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Finalists have been selected for the 25th annual Colorado Book Awards to showcase the Colorado literary community. Outskirts Press, a leading self-publishing company based in Denver, is a long-time sponsor of the event.

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Finalists have been selected for the 25th annual Colorado Book Awards to showcase the Colorado literary community. Outskirts Press, a leading self-publishing company based in Denver, is a long-time sponsor of the event.

Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company and a proud sponsor of the 25th annual Colorado Book Awards, announced that the 2016 finalists have been selected. This annual event is run by The Colorado Center for the Book, the program department of the Colorado Humanities, which is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators and photographers.

The Colorado Book Awards began in 1991 with four categories of awards, but this year, program coordinator Bess Maher said that nearly 50 volunteers read entries in 15 categories—including anthology/collection, biography, children's, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry and young adult—and she was impressed by the quality of the submissions. “The finalists should truly be proud of their achievements.”

Denver-based Outskirts Press has been helping authors worldwide successfully publish and market books since 2002 and is proud to be an ongoing part of the Colorado Book Awards. “It’s a great opportunity to celebrate our state’s heritage and diversity,” says Elizabeth Javor, Manager of Author Services at Outskirts Press, “and as champions for literature, we’re especially happy to be a sponsor of this event.”

Visit http://www.coloradohumanities.org for more information about the Colorado Book Awards and visit http://www.outskirtspress.com for more information about self-publishing.

2016 Colorado Book Award Finalists
Anthology
Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon by Pete Anderson and Rick Kempa, editors (Lithic Press)
Abbey in America: A Philosopher’s Legacy in a New Century by John A. Murray, editor
(University of New Mexico Press)
Stories of Music, Volume 1 by Holley E Tripp, editor (Timbre Press)

Children’s Literature
Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illustrated by Mike Gordon (Taylor Trade Publishing)
A Chicken Followed Me Home by Robin Page (Beach Lane Books)
Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! By Todd Tuell, illustrated by Tad Carpenter (Abrams Appleseed)

Creative Nonfiction
Grow: Stories from the Urban Food Movement by Stephen Grace (Bangtail Press)
Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave by Sean Prentiss (University of New Mexico Press)
The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth by Stephen and Joyce Singular (Counterpoint)

General Nonfiction
Children of Katrina by Alice Fothergill and Lori Peek (University of Texas Press)
The Republic of Conscience by Gary Hart (Blue Rider Press)
Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman (Simon & Schuster)

Historical Fiction
The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas (St. Martin’s Press)
And the Wind Whispered by Dan Jorgensen (Bygone Era Books)
The Shepherdess of Siena by Linda Lafferty (Lake Union Publishing)

History
Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears: 100 Years of the National Park Service by Heather Hansen (Mountaineers Books)
Colorado: A Historical Atlas by Thomas J. Noel (University of Oklahoma Press)
Old Blue’s Road by James Whiteside (University Press of Colorado)

Juvenile Literature
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (Henry Holt and Company)
The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau (Scholastic Press)
Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco by Judith Robbins Rose (Candlewick Press)

Literary Fiction
How to Walk Away by Lisa Birman (Spuyten Duyvil)
Pickup at Union Station by Gary Reilly (Running Meter Press)
Three Rivers: A Novel by Tiffany Quay Tyson (Thomas Dunne Books).

Mystery
The Reckoning Stones by Laura Di Silverio (Midnight Ink)
Murder on the Horizon by M.L. Rowland (Berkeley Prime Crime)
Lake of Fire by Mark Stevens (Midnight Ink)

Pictorial
Colorado’s Yampa River by John Fielder and Patrick Tierney (John Fielder Publishing)
Love Songs of Middle Time by C.H. Rockey (CH Rockey and David Hall)
Sage Spirit: The American West at a Crossroads by Dave Showalter (Braided River)

Poetry
(gentlessness) by Dan Beachy-Quick (Tupelo Press)
The Octopus Game by Nicky Beer (Carnegie Mellon University Press)
All Pilgrim by Stephanie Ford (Four Way Books)
Bad Fame by Martin McGovern (Able Muse Press)

SciFi/Fantasy
Clockwork Lives by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart (ECW Press)
Lord Byron’s Prophecy by Sean Eads (Lethe Press)

Short Story Collection
Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories by Edward Hamlin (University of Iowa Press)
The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories by Manuel Ramos (Arte Publico Press)

Thriller
The Virus by Janelle Diller (WorldTrek Publishing)
Dark Waters by Chris Goff (Crooked Lane Books)
The Comfort of Black by Carter Wilson (Oceanview Publishing)

Young Adult
Audacity by Melanie Crowder (Philomel Books)
Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)
Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

For more information, please visit coloradohumanities.org or call 303.894.7951 extension 19.

About Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book: Celebrating its 41st year and its 11th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc. Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado. Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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