Mazal tov to authors Leora Freedman and Sheyna Galyan for their books being named finalists in the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards. Leora’s book, The Daughter Who Got Away, was just released last month and is a finalist in the Women’s Fiction category. Sheyna’s book, Strength to Stand, was named a finalist in the Religious Fiction category.
From the NIEA: The National Indie Excellence Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Winners and finalists are determined based on ‘overall excellence of presentation in addition to the writing.’