Sunday, April 10, 2011

And the IPPY Award Goes to . . .

The 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards, or IPPYs, have just been announced and we’re absolutely thrilled that two Llewellyn titles have been recognized. Congratulations Claudia Cunningham and Kathryn Harwig!

Biting Back: A No-Nonsense, No-Garlic Guide to Facing the Personal Vampires in Your Life
by Claudia Cunningham
Silver Medal Winner (Self-Help category)

Claudia Cunningham presents a powerful strategy for dealing with freeloading friends, suffocating spouses, harmful habits, and other “vampires” who drain your heart, mind, and spirit. This engaging and indispensable guide—based on spiritual principles the author used to overcome dependency—teaches you how to cope effectively with toxic relationships and beliefs. Cunningham features excerpts from her “Ask the Slayer” column and personal anecdotes illustrating how she vanquished her own vampires. You’ll learn how to take responsibility for your life, establish strong boundaries, and arm yourself with an arsenal of self-knowledge and confidence. With the incisive wisdom in Biting Back, you’ll be equipped to defeat any Draculas you encounter.

"A serious how-to with solid advice for pinpointing saboteurs and removing them from our lives forever." —New Age Retailer

The Return of Intuition: Awakening Psychic Gifts in the Second Half of Life
by Kathryn Harwig
Bronze Medal Winner (New Age / Mind Body Spirit category)

The Return of Intuition reveals the little-known, widespread phenomenon of profound intuitive awakening occurring in adults—usually around the age of fifty. Psychic medium Kathryn Harwig has helped thousands of clients understand, nurture, and embrace their newfound psychic awareness. Their inspiring stories highlight the transformative power of intuition and reveal how this life-changing gift can be used to help others, receive messages from friends and family in spirit, and gain new levels of confidence, courage, and clarity. Harwig offers tips for enhancing your own intuition and encourages those over age fifty to reclaim their once-revered roles as elders and sages by passing on spiritual wisdom to a new generation.

"A lively read, with a message of hope and transcendence."—New Age Retailer

Independent Publisher launched the IPPY Awards program in 1996 to “bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers.”

On May 23rd, medal winners will be honored at a gala awards ceremony in New York.

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