I just found out yesterday that my 2010 book, The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865, received an IPPY Silver Medal for Best Regional Non-Fiction, Mid-Atlantic. The regional IPPY awards go to the best fiction and non-fiction books in eight U. S. regions, two Canadian regions and an Australian/New Zealand region. The IPPY’s have been sponsored by Independent Publisher and the Jenkins Group since 1996 and recognize the year’s best books published by independent authors and publishers.

Here is the link to the award list. Scroll down past category 69 for the regional awards list. www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1442

This is a quite a surprise and honor. The awards ceremony is in NY on May 23, but it does not look like I can be there due to a prior business commitment.