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Cumming Author's Book Wins IPPY Award
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Cumming Author's Book Wins IPPY Award

CUMMING, Ga. -- The Lonely Parrot written by Cumming resident Lisa Kelley and illustrated by Charles Akins of Columbia, South Carolina has received a bronze medal from the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Published by BQB Publishing, The Lonely Parrot was recognized in the Best Children's Illustrated eBook category. The book is a colorfully illustrated children's picture book inspired by the true-life events of JoJo a moustached parakeet. It is a touching story about the joys of owning and loving a parrot, as well as the responsibilities that go along with it.

The IPPY Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to deserving but often unsung titles from independent authors and publishers. Medalists were chosen from over 5,000 total entries.

"I am extremely honored to have received a 2012 IPPY Award for the first book I have ever published!" says Kelley, "I'm immensely thankful to my husband, Richard Schindler, for introducing me to the joys of owning parrots, to Charles, who brought JoJo's story to life with his gorgeous illustrations, and to Terri Leidich, who recognized that JoJo's story was important and needed to be told. I truly hope that as a result of this award, JoJo's story will spread and bring awareness to the emotional needs and care requirements of pet parrots."

Her publisher, Terri Leidich says, "We are so proud of Lisa and her book. This is a prestigious award, and having her book highlighted as one of the best out of such a large submission pool is a huge honor."

You can learn more about JoJo, Lisa Kelley, and Charles Akins at https://www.thelonelyparrot.net. The book can be purchased in either hardcover for paperback from https://www.shop.boutiqueofqualitybooks.com or on Amazon and the ebook is available from iTunes or Kobo.

 

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