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Words for the Wounded 2016 Independent Author Book Award

Posted by Marion Leigh on July 03, 2016 . 0 Comments

Congratulations to the winners of the W4W 2016 Independent Author Book Award. Entries were judged by Felicity Trew of the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency and the results announced in June.

Marion Leigh’s adventure thrillers featuring Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Petra Minx didn’t make the top three, but they did garner two commendations: Dead Man’s Legacy was Highly Commended and The Politician’s Daughter, Commended. 

Marion Leigh Words for the Wounded Prize

Interestingly, the first and second prizes were awarded for non-fiction: From Both Ends of the Stethoscope by Dr. Kathleen Thompson, and The Man Who Didn’t Go to Newcastle by Alison Clink. Third place went to The Secret of Skara Vhore by Jennifer M. Calder, the first novel in a trilogy for young adults. YA fiction is growing in popularity, proving that books with sufficient appeal can lure young people (and old) away from social media and the internet.

Words for the Wounded is a UK-based charity run entirely by volunteers who absorb all expenses. Every penny of the money raised through writing prizes, events and donation goes to support the rehabilitation of wounded service personnel.

The men and women who serve in our armed forces dedicate their lives to maintaining the freedoms on which our society is based. The average age of those who return with life-changing injuries is 25. Their disability pensions are often woefully inadequate. They deserve our support.

Both The Politician's Daughter and Dead Man's Legacy can be purchased on Marion's website - Click Here