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JB Yanni receives National Recognition through the NYC Big Book Award®!

The NYC Big Book Award recognized Time Benders and the Two Promises, Book II in the category of Science Fiction as a Distinguished Favorite.

"Appealing siblings fortify a time-bending tale that offers plenty of drama." – Kirkus Reviews

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL, October 30, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

Time Benders and the Two Promises, Book II by JB Yanni

"Appealing siblings fortify a time-bending tale that offers plenty of drama." – Kirkus Reviews

In this second book in the Time Benders series, the Fitzgerald kids continue their adventures in in time travelling. The full impact of what Joe has done sinks in, angering Deb and Ken, and causing Ken to say no more to the time machine. Later, when Deb learns about Mr. Brewster's history, she and Joe defy Ken and take the machine to Las Vegas, 1957 to keep Mrs. Brewster from a certain accident. Bolstered by the success of this trip, Deb decides recklessly to try to undo what Joe had done in his solo trip in the machine, returning to Cambridge to stop Joe. The unknown forces of the universe and energy are working against their efforts to be in the same space and time and she barely makes it back alive! All of this creates a rift between Deb and her best friend Mary, because of the spiritual questions of whether one should try to change someone's fate. On a fateful day Mary finally understands, when she learns she may face a terrible future and major illness. She convinces the Fitzgerald siblings to use the machine to go forward in time to find out her fate. Through all of this, the siblings commit to two major promises about the machine, and their parents. They wrestle with their faith, the questions presented by the time travel; the loss of their parents and the fact that their trips continue to wreak havoc on their memories.

This heartwarming story packs a punch of history, faith, and science sprinkled with kindness through these relatable teens.

2021 was a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diverse books submitted. Again in 2021, NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide, including great submissions from journalists, well-established authors, small and large press as well as first time indie authors who participated in high numbers. Entries were from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Cities such as Bangalore, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Seattle, Singapore, Vancouver, were representative among the entries. Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Lebanon, Queensland and the United States of America.

Awarded books included The American Bar Association, Friesen Press, Gatekeeper Press, Greenleaf Book Group, Joggling Board Press, Story Merchant Books, and WildBlue Press. Quality children publishers such as Barefoot Books as well as Mango and Marigold press were awarded. Independent presses such as Brill, Goff Books, Koehler Books, Llewellyn Publications, ORO Editions, Routledge Publishers, Rowman & Littlefield, and She Writes Press took both winner and distinguished favorite awards. AuthorHouse, IngramSpark, KindleDirect, SDP Publishing were among the self-publishing platforms. Lastly, Hachette Books, MacMillan, Penguin Random House were among the large publishers that entered.

"We are elated to highlight these authors' books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements." said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. "We look forward to showcasing these titles to a larger audience."

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