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FORT WORTH, TX, June 25, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is honored to announce that Captain Fin has earned the prestigious Mom's Choice Award®. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost. Having been rigorously evaluated by a panel of MCA evaluators, Captain Fin is deemed to be among the best products for families.
"I am thrilled to earn the Mom's Choice Awards Honoring Excellence Seal of Approval," says Author Amanda M. Thrasher. "The MCA does so many great things to connect consumers, educators, and caregivers with the best products and services available for families."
The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 55 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five (5) identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to evaluators in the MCA database. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence. The five evaluations are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.
"Our aim to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services," explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom's Choice Awards. "We have a passion to help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality and also a great value. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians, and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families."
About Captain Fin
Captain Fin is Thrasher's latest novel. It's based on a screenplay by Kevin James O'Neill, and the story is suspenseful, engaging, and contains twists and turns that make it impossible to put down.
Hannah Gunner, once a carefree child, is faced with secrets, lies, and betrayal. A life-changing event during her adolescent years forces her to confront a past that she no longer recognizes. Now, questioning everything she thought she knew, Hannah struggles with the person she is supposed to be! With the help of her boyfriend, Grayson Parks, nicknamed Cash, and her closest friend, Lindsey, they discover several clues that may hold the missing links to her life. A tattered box filled with worn-out letters holds some of the answers that she needs, but not all of them! With an assist from her aunt and a visitor from her past, Hannah manages to track down the only person in the world who can answer her questions—the Captain! Why did those closest to her lie in the first place? Will Hannah ever find the answers that she needs to bring her peace?
"This is a fascinating tale that certainly has much to offer its young adult readers, with likeable lead characters, hidden treasure and secrets, as well as important social issues about growing up, learning who you really are, and having that sense of self put to the test by the information and people you face in the wider world. Hannah is an endearing lead character whom author Amanda M. Thrasher makes very likable and relatable, and I enjoyed the unreliability of the memories and secrets she has to deal with. This enhances the overall plot with plenty of twists and suspense, making it all the more exciting when moments of real truth do emerge for us to put the pieces of Hannah's life together. Overall, Captain Fin is a strong work of teen identity, adventure, mystery and plenty of hijinks to keep any reader entertained." Reviewed By K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
About Amanda M. Thrasher
Author Amanda M. Thrasher was born in England, moved to Texas and resides there still. Author of picture books, middle-grade chapter books, early readers, and young adult pieces. Additional work includes a graphic novel written specifically for the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, Driving on the Right Side of the Road program (DRSR), titled What If . . . A Story of Shattered Lives, which was adapted into a reader's theater. Amanda has earned multiple Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA), and is a Readers' Favorite International Book Award winner, an NTBF award- winner, and was awarded a New Apple Literary Award. Amanda is the Chief Executive Officer at Progressive Rising Phoenix Press. In addition to her regular duties, she assists authors with their work and shares her writing and publishing experience with others through school visits, conference, and writing workshops.
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