The Immigrant Wife Wins National Indie Excellence Award!

I am thrilled to share that The Immigrant Wife by Madhu Bazaz Wangu has won the 2017 National Indie Excellence Award in the Multicultural Fiction category! I had the privilege of assisting Madhu with a copyedit of this moving and inspiring story, and I designed the book's cover. Here's the description from the awards site:

The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) helps establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small, independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.

Winners and finalists are determined based on “overall excellence of presentation- a synergy of form and content” in a wide range of genres.

The Immigrant Wife was also a finalist in the Multicultural Fiction category in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. In its eleventh year of operation, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in over 70 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.

Here's the book description:

As a girl on the brink of womanhood in 1960s India, Shanti Bamzai has big dreams. Rather than enter into an arranged marriage like her sister, Shanti embarks on a journey into the unknown, leaving her family home behind for an education and a chance to chart her own destiny.

While India experiences an upheaval of cultural and societal changes as old-world traditions collide with the modern global era, Shanti navigates college, a marriage of her own choosing, and motherhood, fighting a constant battle between the pressures of traditional expectations and her own burning desire to be an artist and an independent woman.

A move to America presents exciting new opportunities, but Shanti is disappointed to find herself still hemmed in by the restrictions of her Indian upbringing. As her children become adults and her marriage becomes a shell of what it once was, Shanti must find the courage to step out of her husband’s shadow and into the life she’s always dreamed of.

The Immigrant Wife is available in ebook and print formats on Amazon, and you can add it to your shelves on Goodreads. Madhu has published several nonfiction books on Hinduism and Buddhism, and she is the founder of the Mindful Writers Group. Visit Madhu's website for the scoop on all of her books and check out some of her gorgeous artwork.

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