Many congratulations to youwriteon member and former YouWriteOn Book of Year Award winner Guy Saville whose book The Afrika Reich
reached Number 6 in Historical Fiction on Amazon today. Guy has also achieved number 2 in Crime, Thrillers & Mystery / Action & Adventure on Amazon.View The Afrika Reich on AmazonThe Afrika Reich
has been reviewed in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Sun and Economist, so congratulations to Guy on these achievements too.
Guy was our first YouWriteOn Book of The Year Award winner with The Afrika Reich
in 2007. Diving back into the archives, we found this BBC website news article about Guy's youwriteon award View BBC website news item
This includes a picture of Guy doing research for his book, and carefully avoiding the sun at the same time.
Also a winner that year was Bufflehead Sisters
by Patricia J. DeLois, which was subsequently published by YouWriteOn and became a bestseller in her home state of Maine above a former Pulitizer prize winner that year. Penguin then published Patricia on as a result. The Third Pig Detective Agency
by Bob Burke, one of our children's book of the year winners that year, was published by Harper Collins, and was a winner of the 2009/2010 Eilis Dillon / Bisto Award, a prestigious award for Irish authors or illustrators of children’s books, which has recognised authors such as Eoin Colfer, John Boyne and several times winner Kate Thompson.
Each of the above indicate the talent, but also the perserverance and patience often required to continue to develop and be successful in their writing.
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