The results of the International Book Awards have been announced (see http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2011awardannouncement.html). Pat Perrin's and my books (and our own independent publishing outfit, Plays on Ideas/Chiron Books) have made quite a sweep.
The new edition of our cult experimental novel _The Jamais Vu Papers_ has been honored as the "Winner" in the "Fiction: Visionary Fiction" category. (It was also a finalist for the Eric Hoffer award for "most thought-provoking book of the year.") The first two novels in our Red Monocle Series, _The Taker and the Keeper_ and _The Death of the Good Wizard_ have been honored as a "Finalist" in the "Children's Book Series" category. _Payshapes and the Bear_ by Lucina Kathman (which we published through Chiron Books) has been honored as a "Finalist" in the "Children's Fiction" category. So ALL the books that we've so far published under our imprint ChironBooks have won awards.
Moonbeam, Best Books, and Reader Views. And _Juggler in the Wind,_ was a finalist in the USA Book News Best Books Awards.
You can get all of them (except for _The Death of the Good Wizard,_ which isn't yet available) at the following Amazon addresses:
_The Taker in the Keeper_ at http://www.amazon.com/Taker-Keeper-Red-Monocle/dp/1935178032/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1305161898&sr=1-1
_Payshapes and the Bear_ by Lucina Kathmann and published by ChironBooks at http://www.amazon.com/Payshapes-Bear-P%C3%A9xeps-El-Oso/dp/1935178059/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1305162083&sr=1-1. (A delightful bilingual book that kids will adore.)