How The World Works, one of the books I wrote last year, won a 2009 IPPY silver medal.
There were 4,090 entrants for all categories in the awards. How The World Works tied for second place in its category, Juvenile-Teen-Young Adult (Y/A) Non-Fiction.
The awards ceremony is in New York City on 29 May. We haven’t decided if we’ll attend yet.
You can learn more about How The World Works here: http://www.howtheworldworks.com/
The IPPY awards press release is here: http://www.independentpublisher.com/IPPY_09_Results_Rel1.pdf
The IPPY awards announcement and list of winners is here (HTWW is in category 23): http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1298
Since I doubt I’ll have the chance at the awards ceremony for an Academy Awards type opportunity to thank everyone in my life, beginning with my third grade teacher, Mrs. Neighbors, I’ll do it here:
Special thanks to:
- My daughter, Amber, for making the request that led to this book.
- My son, Adam, for encouraging me to fulfill that request.
- My wife, Stephanie, for supporting and encouraging me throughout its creation.
- My friend, Dennis Stajic, for his invaluable reviews of and feedback on the manuscript iterations.
- And my grandfather, Clarence Hackney, from whom I learned much of the content.