Northern Virgina author wins literary award for book set in Northern Michigan.
Nancy S. Kyme’s debut novel-memoir, Memory Lake; The Forever Friendships of Summer,Vantage Point Books, has won The 2012 Next Generation Indie Book award in the Inspirational category. Kyme’s novel hit book stores July 2011 and became an e-book January 2012. David Lamb, President of Vantage Point says, “Memory Lake has handily outsold one of their USA Today bestselling authors by a factor of five.”
Kyme’s heartwarming, coming-of-age story, told from a point of mature wisdom, is set along the shores of Lake Michigan near the Sleeping Bear Dunes, an area of the country named ABC Good Morning America’s Most Beautiful Place in America and recently selected by National Geographic as one of their ten best summer trips. Not only is the setting inspirational, but Kyme’s complex, yet clearly presented characters evoke a richly remembered past and a calm present that is both inspiring and entertaining.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards recognizes and honors authors and publishers of exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories. The not-for-profit awards program was started in 2007 by Catherine Goulet and is presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency. The judges are professionals from the book publishing industry. Cash prizes and medals are awarded to winners and finalists of the top books in each category. The awards are announced each year during BookExpo America in a catalog distributed to BookExpo attendees.
As a member of Writers for a Cause, Kyme will present her cash prize to the Leelanau and Kohahna Foundation.