Awards Season in the Publishing World

June 16, 2014  •  Colorado Cookbook

co book awards logoIt wasn’t until I wrote a cookbook that I even understood that there was an awards season in the publishing world. But it makes sense, if you think about it, that this industry would try to honor the best in their art and craft just like actors or others do in other industries. I just didn’t realize that I, a first time cookbook author, would receive so much recognition and praise on this, my first book. On Friday, at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado, I received the Colorado Book Award, General Nonfiction, for Tasting Colorado. It was the culmination of a busy awards season, and the crowning honor for me personally. But it was actually the fourth award the book has been honored with.CAL logo 250px highThe Colorado Authors’ League also honored with book with first place in the general nonfiction category.PubWest_BookDesignAwards_logoWe were honored to receive the bronze medal from PubWest for the design of the book (cookbook category, along with Cowgirl Creamery I might add who took the silver!).IPPYAnd finally, Tasting Colorado was honored with a bronze IPPY to recognize quality in publishing.

Don’t have a copy of Tasting Colorado yet? Why not join me at Compleat Lifestyles tomorrow evening for a fun cooking class and book signing event!

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