Our book, the cooperatively crafted 2013 Saint Paul Almanac is a finalist for the Midwest Book Awards. The awards are sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA), a regional affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Entries come from the 12-state Midwest region and are recognized for creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and a book’s unique contribution to its subject area.
This 2013 Almanac contains stories that are about as close to my heart as anything could be. These are stories about my city, my life, my friends and neighbors. A group of about 20 of us, the Community Editor Group, worked together reading and discussing the stories that were finally chosen for publication. It was such a great experience creating this book, it is frosting on the cake to be up for an award.
I will be attending the awards ceremony tomorrow night (Wednesday, May 8), playing it cool while crossing my fingers at the Midwest Book Awards Celebration at the Bloomington Center for the Arts.