Local Author McHargue Wins EVVY Award for Novel
Earlier this month, Leadville author Laurel McHargue was presented with a 2nd place Silver EVVY Award in the highly competitive fiction/fantasy category for her novel Waterwight: Book I of the Waterwight Series.
The CIPA EVVY awards is one of the longest-running book awards competition on the Indie publishing scene. It is sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), along with the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF). It is an international competition with entries from all over the world, including England, Belgium, South Africa, Russia and Dubai, averaging over 200 entries in 39 book categories.
CIPA EVVY entries are judged and scored according to established minimum acceptable criteria. Only those entries that attain the minimum acceptable score become finalists with the highest scores in each category used by the judges to help determine each category’s winners, if any.
McHargue is currently working on Book II of the Waterwight Series along with two companion resource books for English teachers. Contact her at email@example.com for speaking engagements, classroom talks and book club events.