Midwest Book Award Finalist

Midwest Book Award, Award winning authorI am SO thrilled and excited to let you know that Midwest Book Awardmy book “Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury: Finding the Road Back to Normal” was recently awarded a silver foil seal at the Midwest Book Awards in the health category!

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Here is the official Press Release:

The 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards has recognized “Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury: Finding the Road Back to Normal ” by Amy Zellmer as a finalist in the category of Health.

The awards recognize quality in independent publishing in the Midwest. This year’s awards attracted 198 titles, entered in 30 categories. All books were copyrighted in 2015 and entered by publishers from MIPA’s 12-state Midwestern region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).

Winners were announced at the Midwest Book Awards Gala on May 13, 2016 at the Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

The competition, sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishing Association, is judged by experts from all aspects of the book world, including publishers, writers, editors, librarians, teachers and book designers. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence.

Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury: Finding the Road Back to Normal is a collection of short stories originally published on Huffington Post to educate and bring awareness about traumatic brain injury.

“Traumatic brain injury causes your world to implode. The effects of TBI are far-reaching and long term; touching every imaginable part of your life, the lives of those you love and those who love you. Amy weaves her own story and the stories of others who have sustained a TBI with important education that provides both help and hope.” ~ Lee Woodruff, New York Times #1 bestselling author and contributor, “CBS This Morning”

“It is thrilling to see so many talented authors and publishers of high quality books in the Midwest,” said Midwest Book Awards Chair Sherry Roberts. “I look forward to the Gala, where we will be recognizing the achievements of all the finalists and winners as well as celebrating the strength and vitality of independent publishing in the Midwest.”

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Midwest Independent Publishing Association serves the Midwest publishing community to promote excellence in publishing in the Midwest. Through educational programming and other cooperative efforts, MIPA helps members learn more about publishing and book production, promotion and marketing. MIPA also provides networking