CHANDLER, AZ (March, 2012) – The judges of the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in literature, have spoken, and The Blackpox Threat by Rene Natan, won First Place in the Fiction Novel category.
“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.”
The Blackpox Threat is a spy story; Tamara Smith must move from her comfort zone to a world filled with deception, treachery and life-threatening danger. It retails for $16.95 and can be purchased at www.Amazon.com and www.Oldlinepublishingllc.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 Fall 2012 annual Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Submissions postmarked August 1, 2012 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, written by Radke. Final deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012. The Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which offers 30 categories in children’s literature, has also launched. The deadline for the Purple Dragonfly contest is June 15, 2012. For complete rules and submission forms, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com and click on contest of choice.