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Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award
Winner of the Indie Excellence Award

Screenshot of the Winner mention. Source: indieexcellence.com

This past Friday night, before going to bed, I felt a strong urge to check my email, just so. And I did. I am so glad I did! There was a big surprise waiting for me. An email notifying me that my book “Pomegranates & Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan” became the Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award in the International Cookbook category! Wait. What? I literally read the email at least 10 times before I believed my eyes and broke the news to the family. What a great way to start the weekend!

The email came from Ellen Reid, President of the National Indie Excellence Awards. Here’s the excerpt:

“It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Winner in the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work. The lists of winners and finalists are proudly displayed on our website, please log on to www.indieexcellence.com to see your name and book cover highlighted for all to see. The entire team at the National Indie Excellence Awards sincerely hope your participation in our contest will serve you well in your ongoing success. You have our deepest congratulations.”
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