Windrusher Wins Awards

Windrusher, the mystical tale of a heroic housecat who finds himself on an epic journey to locate his human family, has recently been honored with two prestigious awards.  First the novel received a Royal Palm Award for the Best Young Adult Novel from The Florida Writer’s Association (FWA). Royal Palm Award winners were announced at the organization’s annual conference on November 6.

That award was followed with the announcement that Windrusher was the recipient of a Muse Medallion™ in the 2004 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest for best work of fiction. The Cat Writers’ Association, Inc. (CWA) is a national organization of professionals writing, publishing and broadcasting about cats.

Recipients of the Muse Medallion™ awards scored the highest in each of the respective categories. The judge for the fiction books commented on Windrusher, “Great characters and emotionally engaging. Well done!”

Windrusher and the Cave of Tho-hoth has followed in the paw prints of the first book by also winning a Royal Palm Award, and at the 2005 CWA Conference it was singled out for a special sponsor’s award. The World’s Best Cat Litter-Ary Award is given for “the outstanding novel, short story, poem or radio/television dramatic script that portrays cats and cat ownership in a positive way.” The judge for the category was Lee Killough, noted science fiction and fantasy writer. Among her comments on the winning entry, she wrote, “It has a compelling, well-written plot with plenty of nail-biting suspense.”

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