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Andrew Hunkins Named a Finalist
in the 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards

Medina, Minnesota: The 26th Annual Midwest Book Awards has recognized No Such Thing as Evil by Andrew Hunkins as a finalist in the category of Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal

Winners will be announced at the Midwest Book Awards Gala to be held on May 13, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

Laura Richards, a political science professor, and her husband Ben Richards, an astrophysics professor, unexpectedly find themselves at the center of a dark conspiracy after they adopt Chris Lumière, the orphaned son of Laura’s friend Marian. Following the bizarre circumstances of Chris’s birth, Laura and Ben uncover clues revealing an intelligent force surrounding Chris.

“A solidly entertaining read from beginning to end,” says Midwest Book Review. “No Such Thing as Evil is a deftly crafted novel of the first order and establishes author Andrew Hunkins as a truly gifted storyteller. No Such Thing as Evil is the first volume in the Circle of Six trilogy and will leave enthusiastic readers looking eagerly toward the next two titles yet to come from Beaver’s Pond Press.”

“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.”

About MIPA

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 opportunities for publishers, both new and experienced, to learn from each other.

MIPA serves a 12-state region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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