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C.L. Gillmore Wins The National Indie Excellence Book Awards For Poetry!









Local Author receives national recognition through National Indie Excellence Awards

SURPRISE, AZ., June 7, 2012 –The Sixth Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes by C.L. Gillmore in the category of Poetry as a Winner.

This national award, based in Los Angeles, CA is open to all English language books including small presses, university presses, independent publishers and self-published authors. Works published in 2009, 2010 and 2011 were eligible for consideration.

The competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.

Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes is a collection of 28 poems from the heart of C.L. Gillmore. Everyone has a different life journey, but few are able to capture the moments, memories and ideas in words. Gillmore’s poems cover her life experiences from pain in childhood through the true friendships of young adulthood to a career in service to the most special kinds of children. As you read or listen to Gillmore’s poetry, you may discover her truths exist also in your own soul.

“We appreciate you, we applaud you and thank you for your great work. You are contributing to make independent publishing a great sector in the literary community,” said Ellen Ried, President of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

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