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Windham, CT. 06280        860-450-0255
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JENNY'S WAY - AVAILABLITY:
Friesen Press.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobel.com and
for order at 25,000 booksellers worldwide.
Hardcover:        978-1-77097-857-7
Paperback:       978-1-77097-858-4
E-Book:             978-1-77097-859-1

SINGING HER ALIVE - AVAILABLITY:
Friesen Press.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobel.com and
for order at 25,000 booksellers worldwide.
Hardcover:        978-1-77067-118-8
Paperback:       978-1-77067-119-5
E-Book:             978-1-77067-120-1

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Writer Wins First Place in the
Historical Fiction category of the
2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

New York City, New York –

Diana K. Perkins was present on May 29th to accept her
first place medal at the Harvard Club in NYC.

Jenny's Way, a local legend, the second in Diana's
Shetucket River Milltown Series, has recieved awards in
the historical fiction category of several book awards but
this is the it's first, first place.
Jenny’s Way, based on a local legend, is a fictional tale set in Baltic, Connecticut.
The story spans four decades, from the 1930s to the 1960s. It follows the entwined
lives of three families each with their own destiny who weave together their dark and
light threads throughout the years. These families create a tapestry of local color: a
good, hardworking farm family, a family with difficulties, and an extended family of
women who are supported by the kindnesses of the mill boys they service. A
presentation will be given on the local sites that were important in the novel’s setting.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest Not-for-Profit book awards
program for indie authors and independent publishers. In its seventh year of
operation, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and
honor the most exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories,
for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group
(www.IBPPG.com) in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency.

The author, who grew up in a small town in eastern Connecticut, has been writing for
almost ten years. Her first novel, Singing Her Alive, was published in 2011 and won a
number of indie book awards. She was one of the featured authors in the 2012
Connecticut Authors Trail.