LOS ANGELES, CA, November 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- (National Authors Day) - Shirley You Jest! Book Awards, the only comedy and humor indie book contest offering publicity-based prizes, congratulates its first place (Shirley LOL) and second place (Shirley HAH) winners.
Presented by Liz D Publicity & Promotions, SYJ! invited independent authors who "bring the funny" to submit their 2011-2012 eBooks and print titles. The contest received a large number of humorous self-published mysteries, chick lit fiction, and memoirs. Comedic situations and characters ranging from the supremely bizarre to everyday wacky entertained SYJ!'s panel of judges. "I didn't expect to laugh as much as I did while reading through the entries," confessed Shirley You Jest! Book Awards judge Jana Burkhardt. "This contest is a testament to the wonderfully diverse senses of humor that exist within all of us. The world is lucky to be given so many opportunities to laugh."
The 2012 Shirley You Jest! Book Awards winners are:
Shirley LOL (First Place):
Fiction: Pickin' Tomatoes by J.W. Bull
Non-fiction: Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves by Robin O'Bryant
Shirley HAH (Second Place):
Fiction: What Would Satan Do? by Anthony Miller
Non-fiction: Confessions of an Edgy Suburban Mom by Pam Grimes
These winners are to receive an assortment of author interviews, book reviews, and social media mentions from SYJ! prize sponsors. Participating U.S., Canadian, and UK sponsors include: Underground Book Reviews, Book Guys, Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community, Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog, Author Groupie, A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book, All Fooked Up, The Paperback Pursuer, Indie Author News, Mercurial Musings, The Humor Columnist, WriteHook, The Bunny's Review, Humor Times, The Lenny and John Show, Conversations LIVE Radio and Conversations Magazine.
2013 Shirley You Jest! Book Awards entries are accepted beginning on June 1, 2013.
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
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