Blue Sky, named Foreword Reviews' 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist

(Chicago, IL - March 14, 2016)

Chicago, IL—Today, Bravebird Publishing is pleased to announce Blue Sky, the second novel in The Morrow Girls Series, has been recognized as a finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Here is the link:

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

“The 2015 INDIEFAB finalist selection process is as inspiring as it is rigorous,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “The strength of this list of finalists is further proof that small, independent publishers are taking their rightful place as the new driving force of the entire publishing industry.”

“Blue Sky is a nostalgic nod to serious fiction. In this sequel to D. Bryant Simmons’s award-winning debut novel, she weaves an intense tale of devotion and separation. When the four Morrow sisters are forced into foster care all they want is to be reunited with each other and their mother. But as the book opens we find out that reunion is only half the battle. Readers will fall in love with these sisters who burst on to the scene with passion, hope, and heartache.”

Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. We will also name the Editor’s Choice Prize 2015 for Fiction, Nonfiction and Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award during the presentation.

Read the full press release here.


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D. Bryant Simmons says

"Blue Sky was supposed to be a series of short stories. It turned into a full on epic length novel."


Blue Sky was a finalist in both the General Fiction & Multicultural Fiction categories.

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