Badges, Bears, and Eagles Selected as Finalist for “Book of the Year” Award

Badges, Bears, and Eagles--The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden

Badges, Bears, and Eagles Selected as Finalist for “Book of the Year” Award

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I’m honored that my book, “Badges, Bears, and Eagles,” has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Book of the Year award from ForeWord Reviews magazine. Here’s the press release put out by my publisher, Coffeetown Press.

Four Coffeetown Press Titles Are Finalists in ForeWord’s 2013 Book of the Year Contest:  ForeWord Magazine selects Badges, Bears, and Eagles, Gabriela and The Widow, The Spy’s Little Zonbi, and We in its search for the best indie books of 2013., 3/13/2014 – Traverse City, MI, March 13, 2014 — Today, ForeWord Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards. Each year, ForeWord shines a light on a small group of indie authors and publishers whose groundbreaking work stands out from the crowd. ForeWord’s awards are more than just a shiny sticker on the front of a book; they help connect the best indie books to readers eager to discover new stories written by previously unknown authors.

The following Coffeetown titles have been nominated for the 2013 Book of the Year Awards: Badges, Bears, and Eagles, by Steven T. Callan in the Nature category; Gabriela and The Widow, by Jack Remick, in the Literary Fiction category; The Spy’s Little Zonbi, by Cole Alpaugh, and We, a novel by Michael Landweber in the General Fiction category. In the next two months, a panel of over 100 librarians and booksellers will determine the winners of these prestigious awards. A celebration of the winners will take place during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, June 27 at 6 p.m. with awards in over 60 categories, cash prizes for the best in fiction and nonfiction, and widespread recognition.

Here is the complete list of ForeWord Reviews’ 2013 Book of the Year Award Finalists.

About ForeWord Reviews: At ForeWord Reviews, we love indie books and the art of great storytelling. We discover, curate, critique, and share reviews and feature articles exclusively on indie-publishing trends in our quarterly magazine and on our website. ForeWord Reviews is distributed to librarians, booksellers, publishers, and avid readers and is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription. Our website features a daily stream of reviews of indie books written by a team of professional, objective writers.

ABOUT Coffeetown Press—Based in Seattle, Washington, Coffeetown Press has been publishing the finest fiction and nonfiction since 2005.

This press release originally appeared on on March 13, 2014

Photo by Kathy Callan.  Shown are Jill Dinsmore, Author Steven T. Callan, and Judy Salter at the Redding Costco.

Steven Callan
  • Arthur Lawrence

    Well this is certainly exciting and well deserved. If the panel of experts needs any wisdom and insight on Steve’s real life accomplishments have them contact me:)

    And Kathy gets a “photo by” credit!

    March 15, 2014 at 11:54 am
  • Janet O'Neill

    At the time Steve’s book came out I was a newspaper reporter assigned to do a story from the local angle. It wasn’t unusual to write such pieces when someone from the Redding area produced a new work, regardless of the quality. But in reading the book in preparation for the interview, I was immediately struck by the quality of the writing and the extraordinary tales that Steve told. As a reader, I often measure a book by the breadth of its appeal. And to me, Steve’s book will be of equal interest to any fisherman or hunter who’s ever met up with a game warden and an East Coast city dweller curious about what goes on in the woods out here in the Wild West. Steve’s book is just great storytelling, with added substance: insight into the workings of law enforcement, protectors of natural resources and quirky characters who lurk behind the scenes.

    March 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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