Iowa Author Receives National Book Award

Iowa Author Receives National Book Award

Author T.J. Silver has won the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2012 for Children's Juvenile Fiction for debut novel, The Secret of Shadow, Book One: Thunderstorm & the Elementals. ISBN 978-0-9827505-1-3 Distributed by Ingram.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest not-for-profit book awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. In its fifth year of operation, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in sixty different categories.

Mbedzi owner, Karen Anderson, says, “T.J. Silver has masterfully crafted an engaging adventure that manages to weave fairy-tale fantasy and teenage angst into one magically entertaining story. Mbedzi continually strives to put first-time authors, who may not ordinarily be noticed by traditional publishing houses, into the forefront. Silver’s brilliant imagination and talent will continue to pen award winning books.”

Charbroiled cheerleaders! Sarcastic dragon! A perilous crusade! Teen mages of the fire, wind, air, and water type on a craptacular mission to save Thunderstorm Valdar’s parents and discover the secret of Thor! The Secret of Shadow, Book One: Thunderstorm & the Elementals is a fantasy for pre-teens, teens, and adults.

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Ann says ... on Monday, Jul 16 at 11:14 AM

My two teenagers loved this book. Good job, T.J. Silver!

Carl Spackler says ... on Tuesday, Jul 3 at 3:04 PM

Not only is the author an Iowa native, but so is the publisher and the editor! Fantastic story!!

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