Awards

Check out some awards earned by the different books in The Crisanta Knight Series

 

 

2021 Independent Press Awards

Distinguished Favorite – Action/Adventure

CRISANTA KNIGHT: INTO THE GRAY

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

In 2021, the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD had entries worldwide. Participating authors and publishers reside in countries such as Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and others. In addition, books submitted included writers located in U.S. cities such as Atlanta to Santa Fe; Chicago to New York; from Boise to Honolulu, and others.

“We congratulate this year’s 2021 winners and distinguished favorites in the annual INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD. The quality and quantity of excellent independently published books hit a record. Independents recognized are thriving around the world; and we are so proud to announce these key titles representing global independent publishing.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

 

2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards

Gold/First Place  Medalist – Teens (13 – 18 years)

CRISANTA KNIGHT: TO DEATH & BACK

Feathered Quill Book Awards JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

– COVER: 10 out of 10 for each judge. Awesome, this artist has been on the ball since the beginning of this series. Back cover is professional, color is great and drawings work. Praise and quotes all on target.

– CONTENT: Near perfect score. Kept me engaged and interested. Nothing negative to comment on.

– OVERALL: This story is unique as is the author. All the characters, especially the lead, draws teen girls into their own “Harry Potter” like tale.

 


2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards

Silver/Second Place  Medalist – Science Fiction/Fantasy

CRISANTA KNIGHT: TO DEATH & BACK

Feathered Quill Book Awards JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

– COVER: 10 out of 10 for each judge. Awesome, this artist has been on the ball since the beginning of this series. Back cover is professional, color is great and drawings work. Praise and quotes all on target.

– CONTENT: Near perfect score. Kept me engaged and interested. Nothing negative to comment on.

– OVERALL: This story is unique as is the author. All the characters, especially the lead, draws teen girls into their own “Harry Potter” like tale.

– Scored slightly higher in Teen than Sci-Fi/Fantasy because all categories of teens would enjoy. Older, adult males would be less likely to engage so it’s slightly more limiting in Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Great job!

 


2021 eLit Book Awards

Bronze Medalist – Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction

CRISANTA KNIGHT: TO DEATH & BACK

The twelfth annual eLit Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment. The eLit Awards celebrate the ever growing market of electronic publishing in the wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

 

2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards

The Write Companion Award for Best Overall TOP PICK – Adult, Children’s and Young Adult categories

CRISANTA KNIGHT: THE LIAR, THE WITCH, & THE WORMHOLE

Feathered Quill Book Awards JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

“Originality is key. That is why this award is given to the author that makes that lasting impression. Based on pure originality, this award seeks the writers who – like Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas or Preston and Childs’ inventive detective Aloysius Pendergast – have created a character who makes that lasting impression on readers.”

 

2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards

Gold/First Place  Medalist – Science Fiction/Fantasy

CRISANTA KNIGHT: THE LIAR, THE WITCH, & THE WORMHOLE

Feathered Quill Book Awards JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

– On the covers: A big A+ for color, title, and the great drawing.

– Great action, going to Sleepy Hollow was fun, book is a well-imagined realm and the plot is a stand-out

– Editing/spelling/grammar – perfect scores, very clean

– If this continues, this will be an outstanding series for all ages

– This is the best/most honest comment I can give – this was so much fun, I want to read all eight!

 

2020 Feathered Quill Book Awards

Silver/Second Place  Medalist – Teen (13 – 18 years)

CRISANTA KNIGHT: THE LIAR, THE WITCH, & THE WORMHOLE

Feathered Quill Book Awards JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

 

– On the covers: A big A+ for color, title, and the great drawing.

– Great action, going to Sleepy Hollow was fun, book is a well-imagined realm and the plot is a stand-out

– Editing/spelling/grammar – perfect scores, very clean

– If this continues, this will be an outstanding series for all ages

– This is the best/most honest comment I can give – this was so much fun, I want to read all eight!

 

2019 Beverly Hills Book Awards

WINNER – Fantasy

Finalist – Book Cover Design: Fiction

Finalist – Young Adult Fiction

Established in 2013, the Beverly Hills Book Awards® competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book designers and professional copywriters. Contest winners and finalists are determined based on “overall excellence of presentation – a synergy of form and content” over a wide range of genres.

“We are proud to announce the winners and finalists whose books truly embody the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you all for your fine work” – Ellen Reid, Founder BHBA.

Crisanta Knight: Inherent Fate (Book Three in The Crisanta Knight Series) is the winner in this year’s Fantasy category, a finalist in the Book Cover Design: Fiction category, and a finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category.

 

2019 Literary Classics Top Honors Awards

Gold/First Place  Medalist – Young Adult – Adventure

The Literary Classics Top Honors Book Awards recognizes excellence in literature for children and young adults. Book Three in The Crisanta Knight Series (Crisanta Knight: Inherent Fate) is a gold award winner in the Young Adult – Adventure category for the 2019 competition.

The Literary Classics is pleased to announce that Crisanta Knight: Inherent Fate also receives the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee — a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration, and graphic design.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth, while encouraging positive values in the impressionable minds of future generations. To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com.

Read the judges’ full review by CLICKING HERE

 

2019 Literary Classics Top Honors Awards

Gold/First Place  Medalist – Young Adult – Romance

The Literary Classics Top Honors Book Awards recognizes excellence in literature for children and young adults. Book Three in The Crisanta Knight Series (Crisanta Knight: Inherent Fate) is a gold award winner in the Young Adult – Romance category for the 2019 competition.

The Literary Classics is pleased to announce that Crisanta Knight: Inherent Fate also receives the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee — a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration, and graphic design.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth, while encouraging positive values in the impressionable minds of future generations. To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com.

Read the judges’ full review by CLICKING HERE

 

2019 Feathered Quill Book Awards

Gold/First Place  Medalist – Best of Backlist Children’s and Teens

CRISANTA KNIGHT: PROTAGONIST BOUND

Feathered Quill Book Awards JUDGES’ COMMENTS: 

 

– Loved it!
– Covers are excellent – The front cover catches the eye for both YA and adults.
– Back cover synopsis is great!
– 50 out of 50 on content – hits it out of the park
– Pictures/format all done perfectly. Easy to read, clear, and fun with little additions on many pages.
– I hope to see more books from this author – I see she’s written more!

 

2018 Benjamin Franklin Awards

Silver Medalist – Teen Fiction (13 – 18 years)

“The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, which include over fifty categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers.”

This year’s program received close to 1,500 entries.

 

2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

Best Books in Fiction

“Each year, for the past 35 years, NABE, now known as the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs, presents some of the finest books published by our members.”

 

 

 

2018 Eric Hoffer Award

Young Adult Fiction

“The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses.”

 

 

bcd2016 Mom’s Choice Award Winner

For Children/Preteens (8-12), Teens (13-18), and Young Adults (19-25)

“The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation

process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.”

 

abc2016 Living Now Book Awards

Silver Medalist – Adventure Fiction

Living Now Book Awards are “designed to recognize the year’s best lifestyle and world-changing books […] Not only do books allow people to find balance amidst the chaos, they also serve as a potent force against ignorance and hatred. The 2016 Living Now award-winners are a testament to the power of literature.”

 

cde2016 IPPY Book Awards

Bronze Medalist – Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction E-book

“One of the oldest, most established independent book awards in operation.”

“About 2,400 publishers participate in the Awards each year, from every U.S. State, Canada, and English-speaking countries overseas around the world.”