Olivia's Gift Wins Royal Dragonfly Book Award



Linda Radke, Five Star Publications

Phone: 480-940-8182

E-mail: info@FiveStarPublications.com


CHANDLER, AZ (March 18, 2011) – The judges of the first annual Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in literature, have spoken, and Olivia's Gift by Nancy Carabio Belanger of Harvey House Publishing, won second place in the Children's Chapter Book category. Olivia's Gift also earned honorable mentions in the categories of Cover Design and Illustrations.

“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a 1st or 2nd place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

Olivia's Gift is the sequel to the popular Catholic children's novel, Olivia and the Little Way, which is used in Catholic school curricula. It retails for $12.95 and can be purchased at www.harveyhousepublishing.com, bookstores nationwide, and Amazon.com.

For a complete list of winners including all first and second place and honorable mention recipients, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com and click on “Winners.”

The second annual Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Submissions postmarked December 1, 2011 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show. Final deadline for submissions is February 1, 2012. The Chocolate Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which is open to any and all books about or relating in some way to food, has also launched. Submissions postmarked June 1, 2011 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward, with the final deadline for submissions on August 1, 2011. For complete rules and submission forms, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com.

The Royal and Chocolate Dragonfly Book Awards are part of the family of Five Star Dragonfly Book contests, which include the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, honoring children's books; the Green Dragonfly Book Awards, saluting books that create awareness of the environment and eco-friendly living; and the Dragonfly eBook Awards, which celebrate eBooks. For more details on all Five Star Dragonfly contests, access www.FiveStarBookAwards.com. Five Star Publications can be reached at info@FiveStarPublications.com or by calling 480-940-8182.


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