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Reno author gets the gold

Every author works hard to achieve success with their book. Reno author, Laura Newman, who wrote Parallel to Paradise, has achieved the goal many seek. She won first place in the Short Stories/Essays Fiction category, giving her the 2014 gold in the Dan Poynter Global Ebook Awards.

Parallel to Paradise: Addiction and other love stories
By LeRue Press

Laura Newman is no stranger to awards. She is a several-time winner of the Reno, Nevada News & Review Short Fiction contest as well as inspiring a cover issue, Burn In Hell. She is an American Marketing Association and an Addy Award winner. Newman is also the 2012 recipient of the American Advertising Federation’s Community Contribution of the Year award.

Laura will be reading and signing her book, Parallel to Paradise on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Uncorked Truckee, 10118 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at Sundance Books, 121 California Ave., Reno, NV at 6:30 p.m.

Alex Eichler of the Huffington Post said of the story Twentieth Century, "I found it both haunting and vivid...."

Susan Skorupa of the Reno Gazette Journal called the stories, "Fresh, dark and addictive."

Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards began in 2011 and continue to grow. When asked to comment about the 2014 Awards, Poynter said, “We had a record number of entrants this year which says a lot for the growth and future of ebooks. We believe in the future of ebooks and are dedicated to bringing them to the attention of the public.”

For a complete list of 2014 winners for all categories, go to

Disclosure: LeRue Press published Parallel to Paradise in 2013. Janice Hermsen has an interest in LeRue Press.

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