Archie of Outlandish is Named 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist

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New Wrinkle Publishing is pleased to announce that Archie of Outlandish: The Man Who Lives Under Umbrellas—BRONZE WINNER in the category of Romance in the 2018 Feathered Quill Book Awards—has also been recognized as a finalist, for Young Adult Fiction, in the 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

Archie of Outlandish is an innocent romance set within the framework of self-acceptance and perseverance. Archibald Plumby is a young man with a peculiar phobia that has left him to live his life underneath lowered ceilings and umbrellas. As he turns twenty, he begins to wonder if his sheltered world might just have room for one more.

This book was created with charming illustrations by Abigail Kraft, as well as an original soundtrack by Jared Kraft; both are distinctive features of New Wrinkle Publishing's unique presentation.

"Accompanying the text are full-color illustrations and an original soundtrack of dramatic instrumentals. These imaginative add-ons work to create the unique atmosphere of Outlandish. ... Offbeat, emotionally engaging, and authentic." —Kirkus Reviews

"Archie is a lovely soul and the romantic tale here is a delightfully gentle read... a sweet, perfectly clumsy love story." —IndiePicks Magazine

Author, Lynnette Kraft, says, "My goal, as a writer, is to inspire and relate to readers through the lives and circumstances of compelling characters. I am honored and humbled by this recognition from industry professionals and will use it as motivation to continue growing and flourishing as a communicator and storyteller."

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From Foreword Reviews: “Finalists represent the best of books published in 2017. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 65 genres were submitted for consideration, the list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners will be decided [and announced in June] by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword’s readership—from across the country.” A complete list of finalists can be found at:

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