In May 2017 we entered my third book, An Amazing Circus of Phonograms Act 2, into the CIPA Awards in three categories – Fantasy Fiction, Children’s Story Books, and Children’s Illustrations. “The CIPA EVVYs is one of the longest-running book award competitions on the Indie publishing scene, running for nearly 25 years. The annual contest is sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishing Association (CIPA), along with the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation(ELF).” This gives independent authors such as myself a chance to gain recognition for our work. They have been giving out book awards for 23 years. My book won the finalist award in all three categories. There are five finalists in each of these categories, and on August 19,2017, they will be announcing four winners from each of these three categories. There will be first place, second place, third place, and merits award. So out of five of us in each category four will receive an award. We will be going to Denver, Colorado for the awards banquet August 19.