LOS ANGELES, CA, August 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Liz D Publicity & Promotions' Shirley You Jest! Book Awards, the only comedy and humor indie book contest offering publicity-based prizes, announces its 2nd annual 2013 fiction and non-fiction finalists. ---
The contest called for entries from independent authors, both published and self-published, who "bring the funny" to submit their 2012-2013 eBooks and print titles. First round judges read and evaluated humorous books across a variety of genres, which include chick lit, experiential memoirs, mystery and sci-fi.
The following titles are competing for Shirley LOL (1st place) and Shirley HAH (2nd place) Awards in their respective categories:
Baby Bumps: The Almost, Barely, Not-Quite-True Story of Pregnancy, Bed Rest and One Batshit Crazy Family by Amy Sprenger
The Drought by Steven Scaffardi
Murder on the First Day of Christmas by Billie Thomas
In Need of Therapy by Tracie Banister
The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year by Dawn Dais
The Long and Whining Road by Simeon Courtie
Nightmarriage by Chad Thomas Johnston
At Least My Belly Hides My Cankles: Mostly-True Tales of An Impending Miracle by Paige Kellerman
Winners are announced on November 1, 2012, National Author's Day. SYJ! prize sponsors will award these side-splitting storytellers with author interviews, honest book reviews and social media promotions. Participating U.S., Canadian, and UK sponsors include: Underground Book Reviews, Book Guys podcast, Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog, Author Groupie, The Paperback Pursuer, The Humor Columnist, The Bunny's Review, Humor Times, Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine, Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews, Reading Addiction Blog Tour, Dudes and Stuff Podcast, Humor Writers of America, Tiffany Talks Books, TeamNerd Reviews, Doing Dewey and Indie Minded Radio Show.
SYJ! Book Awards congratulates the finalists and applauds all entrants for tickling Shirley's funny bone.
Shirley You Jest! Book Awards, presented by Liz D Publicity & Promotions, honors books by self-published and traditionally published indie authors that "bring the funny" in the categories of fiction and non-fiction. Winners receive publicity-based prizes from SYJ! sponsors, such as interviews, reviews and social media mentions. http://www.shirley-you-jest.net
Liz D Publicity & Promotions offers all authors the opportunity to connect with an enthusiastic audience by providing professional, budget-friendly services. As "The Neighborhood P & P Shoppe," Liz D guarantees a friendly and collaborative working relationship. http://www.lizd.co
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