Wishing Shelf Awards 2021

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Utterly Explosive is a FINALIST in the 2021 Wishing Shelf Awards

I’m pleased to tell you the audiobook for my crime novel Utterly Explosive is a FINALIST in the 2021 Wishing Shelf Awards.

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards (thewsa.co.uk) are well-established and respected awards run by Edward Trayer (pen name Billy Bob Buttons). Edward is the author of sixteen children’s books including the UK People’s Book Prize Winner, I Think I Murdered Miss. He is also the organizer of The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

Each adult entry is judged by two reading groups, one based in London and one based in Stockholm. The children’s book entries are judged by groups of children from six schools. This approach ensures the entries are read, appraised and judged – not by the publishing industry and individuals heading creative writing courses at academic establishments – but by genuine book readers in more than one country. They are judged by the audience the books are aimed at.

And so you can imagine how thrilled I am to learn that my audiobook Utterly Explosive is a finalist in the audiobook category of the 2021 Wishing Shelf Awards.

My sincere thanks go to narrator – Andy (AJ) Deane. (andrewjamesdeane.co.uk) He is a wonderful narrator – his rich voice and acting training make his narration mesmerising and brings the characters to life. A real pleasure to listen to, and his Suffolk accent for some of the characters, is to die for! Spot on! Well done, Andy, and thank you again.

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