March 19, 2018

Wow. Thanks Mom & Dad; sure wish you were still here.

IBPA BFA 2018 Finalists

While They’re Still Here has been selected as one of four Finalists in the category of Autobiography/Memoir for the Independent Book Publishers Benjamin Franklin Awards. Winners will be announced April 6th, 2018 in Austin Texas.

"For 30 years, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program has been regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. From close to 1,500 entries, ... three or four finalists were named in each of fifty-four categories. The winner of each category will be announced during a special IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ ceremony, Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program is administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) with help from over 150 publishing professionals, including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, and editors. For more information, visit

Here is the link to the Finalists in Autobiography/Memoir: 

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While They're Still Here

is now available
Link to She Writes Press


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Publicity contact: Crystal Patriarche (


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