Book Award

Posted by Ryan J. Cunningham on June 24, 2013 at 5:10 PM

‘Gary’s Gray World’ Wins Purple Dragonfly Book Award COOS BAY, OREGON (June, 2013) – Judges of the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children's literature, have spoken, and Gary’s Gray World by Ryan J. Cunningham, won Honorable Mention in the Family Matters category. “Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score of 72 out of 80 must be earned for a first-place award, 64 out of 80 for a second place and 56 out of 80 for an honorable mention – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc., the sponsor of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.” Gary’s Gray World is about, When Gary’s father is too busy to play, a scary moment at the baseball field brings his dad rushing to the park to rescue him. Instead the two discover that making time for each other is the most important thing in a father and son relationship. It retails for $14.95 and can be purchased at,, Kindle Reader, and Book Nook. For a complete list of winners including first and second places and honorable mentions, visit and click on “Winners.” The 2013 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, which honors all genres of books in 50 categories, is currently in progress with an Oct. 1, 2013 deadline. However, Royal Dragonfly submissions postmarked Aug. 1, 2013 or earlier are eligible for the early bird reward: a free electronic copy of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show. The 2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway with a March 1, 2014 early bird deadline and May 1 final deadline. There is no publication date restriction as long as the titles entered are still in print. Youth and self-published authors are also eligible to enter. For complete winners' lists including second-place and honorable mention wins, rules and entry forms for any of the Dragonfly Book Awards contests, visit For more details on Five Star Publications, Inc., email [email protected] or call 480-940-8182.

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Reply Evan Dorsey
6:00 PM on June 24, 2013 
i havent had time to go through a lot of my OLD friends Bios but i truly enjoyed your stories and poems. keep it up
Reply Evan Dorsey
6:01 PM on June 24, 2013 
I havent had a lot of time to keep up with my OLD friends bios but i really enjoyed your stories and poems, please keep it up