Awards

The Indian - Best General Fiction in 2017 Great Southwest Book Festival

The Indian was named Winner of Best General Fiction in the 2017 Great Southwest Book Festival. www.GreatSouthwestBookFestival.com

The Indian named Best General Fiction in 2017 Florida Book Festival

The Indian was named Winner of Best General Fiction in the 2017 Florida Book Festival. Winners were announced in December, with the awards ceremony to take place in Florida in January of 2017. www.FloridaBookFestival.com

The Indian named Best General Fiction in 2016 London Book Festival

The Indian was named Winner of Best General Fiction in the 2016 London Book Festival. Winners were announced in December, with the awards ceremony to take place in London in January of 2017. www.LondonBookFestival.com

The Indian named Runner-Up in 2017 Great Northwest Book Festival

The Indian was named Runner-Up in the Young Adult category in the 2017 Great Northwest Book Festival. www.GreatNorthwestBookFestival.com

The Indian named Runner-Up in 2017 Great Southeast Book Festival

The Indian was named Runner-Up in the Young Adult category in the 2017 Great Southeast Book Festival. www.GreatSoutheastBookFestival.com

2017 Los Angeles Book Festival Recognizes The Indian

The Indian received an Honorable Mention for General Fiction in the 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival.  www.LosAngelesBookFestival.com

The Indian named Runner-Up in 2016 New England Book Festival

The Indian was named Runner-Up in the Young Adult category in the 2016 New England Book Festival. Winners were announced in December, with the awards ceremony to take place in Boston in January of 2017. www.NewEnglandBookFestival.com

The Indian named Runner-Up in 2016 Great Midwest Book Festival

The Indian was named Runner-Up in the Young Adult category at the 2016 Great Midwest Book Festival. Winners were announced in November, with the awards ceremony to take place in Chicago in December. For a complete list of winners go to http://www.greatmidwestbookfestival.com/

The Crossings named Grand Prize Winner of Great Southeast Book Festival

THE GREAT SOUTHEAST BOOK FESTIVAL NAMES “THE CROSSINGS” FOR TOP HONORS, LOS ANGELES - The story of a young boy’s daring adventure riding the rails to New Orleans and Mardi Gras is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Great Southeast Book Festival. “The Crossings” by Barry Kienzle (Publisher’s Page, a division of Headline Books) is a fiction novel based on a journey taken by the author’s father in 1932. The colorful characters and the vivid setting make a perfect young adult novel.

 

Kienzle and other authors and publishers were honored at a private reception on March 7, 2015 in Los Angeles as part of the DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books

www.GreatSoutheastBookFestival.com

The Crossings wins Silver in the Mom's Choice Awards

In August  2014, the Mom's Choice Awards awarded Silver to THE CROSSINGS by Barry Kienzle for Young Adult Books: Fiction - General. The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children and families. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from more than 40 countries.

www.momschoiceawards.com

The Crossings named Runner-Up in 2015 New England Book Festival

The Crossings was named Runner-Up in the Young Adult category at the 2015 New England Book Festival. Judged by a panel of industry experts winners were chosen based on general excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story, and the potential of the work to reach a wider audience. www.newenglandbookfestival.com

Readers' Favorite recognizes The Crossings with Bronze Medal
in 2015 International Book Award contest

Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that "The Crossings" by Barry Kienzle is a Bronze Medal Winner in the Young Adult - Coming of Age category in our 2015 International Book Award Contest. The 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.

 

Readers' Favorite has become the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also very proud to be fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating).

The Crossings receives the Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book, The Crossings by Barry Kienzle, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

 

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth, while encouraging positive values in the impressionable minds of future generations.   To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or www.childrensliteraryclassics.com

The Crossings named Runner-Up in 2015 New York Book Festival

The Crossings was named Runner-Up in the Young Adult category at the New York Book Festival. This annual competition and day festival honors books worthy of further attention from the world's publishing capital. www.newyorkbookfestival.com

The Crossings named Runner-Up in 2015 Hollywood Book Festival

The Crossings was named Runner-Up in the Young Adult category at the Hollywood Book Festival. This annual competition celebrates books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television game and multimedia communities  www.hollywoodbookfestival.com

2015 San Francisco Book Festival recognizes The Crossings

The Crossings has won an Honorable Mention in the Young Adult category in the San Francisco Book Festival. Books were judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria: general excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story, and the potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

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