Two recent books published by Mill Park Publishing of Eagle, Idaho will take home four trophies Thursday, November 13 at the Idaho Author and North American Book Awards program. The awards ceremony will be at the Powerhouse Event Center in Boise.
The Angel of Esperança by local author Judith McConnel Steele won Second Place in the Fiction Category sponsored by the North American Book Awards competition. Steele writes with hypnotizing imagery and seamless narration to tell the haunting story of Helena, a young wife and mother in the mythical village of Esperança. This is the second award for the book as Steele was selected last year for the Top Ten Authors in Fiction from the Idaho Author Awards.
Midlife Cabernet – Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty by local author Elaine Ambrose won three awards: First Place for Humor from the North American Book Awards competition, First Place for Cover Design from the Idaho Author Awards program, and Ambrose was named one of the Top Ten Authors in Nonfiction from the Idaho Author Awards.
Midlife Cabernet also won the 2014 Silver Medal for Humor from the Independent Publisher Books Awards program (IPPY), and Publishers Weekly wrote that the book is “laugh-out-loud funny!” Ambrose’s irreverent humor can be found on the Huffington Post and other websites.
Mill Park Publishing produces books written by local women writers and donates a portion of the sales proceeds to charity. The company also organizes writing retreats for women and sponsors writing events throughout the area. Details are on the website, www.MillParkPublishing.com