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Local author honored with 2019 indie book award

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Sandra Levy

"Altitude" by Cedaredge resident Sandi Levy has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2019.

Sandi Levy's book is a finalist in the first novel category in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world's largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.

The awards are judged by leaders of the indie book publishing industry, including many with long careers at major publishing houses. Their love of a great read and experience in the publishing arena identify books deserving a wider audience.

2019 is the 12th year of the not-for-profit book awards program.

"I couldn't be more thrilled and surprised by this award," stated Levy. "It is such an honor to be included on this list."

Catherine Goulet, co-chair of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, said, "Our program has become known as the Sundance of the book publishing world." Sundance is the famed independent film festival which is now described on its website as "the ultimate gathering of original storytellers and audiences seeking new voices and fresh perspectives."

The awards will be presented on June 21 in a ceremony at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, coinciding with the American Library Association Annual Conference. Levy and her husband are looking forward to being there for this momentous event.

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