Friday, May 25, 2012

Three Members Share CIPA Honors

2012 CIPA Awards

On Thursday evening, May 17, 2012, three members of Women Writing the West from Filter Press recently shared honors at the Colorado Independent Publishers' Association EVVY Awards Banquet in Lonetree, south of Denver, Colorado.
 Nancy Oswald took top honors for her book, Rescue In Poverty Gulch, as did Joyce Lohse, for her book, Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen, which won the EVVY for Best Biography.
This celebration would not have been possible without the TLC administered by another WWW member, Doris Baker of Filter Press, for the publication of these two titles, and for hosting our table at the banquet. I am grateful to the Filter Press folks for their faith in our work and their touches, which make our books special. I am also grateful to CIPA for the boost and vote of confidence from these awards, during a time of transition in the industry. To have our books chosen for top honors from the second largest group of entries ever received by CIPA was an especially sweet honor. I take to heart their advice to use this opportunity wisely, and to move forward with the knowledge that Baby Doe is a special publication.

Joyce B. Lohse

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