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Patti Hill wins Grand Prize for the LYRA Award
Independent Fiction Contest

Author Patti Hill has been honored as the Grand Prize winner for the LYRA Award Independent Fiction from Bookstore Without Borders for her book, The San Clemente Bait Shop & Telephony. The esteemed LYRA Award is an annual book contest that is designed to find and promote the best in independent fiction. 

The award is monetary but also winners receive bragging rights as the coveted "winner ribbon" can be placed on the book cover. Contest rules include being a new work of original fiction and independently published along with other qualifications. 

"The folks at Bookstore Without Borders do a fabulous job of supporting independent authors online," says Patti, "The LYRA is all about encouraging excellence, so I'm honored to receive this award," she says.

Patti Hill has also received a nomination as a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards in the general fiction category with The San Clemente Bait Shop & Telephony. This award celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado's outstanding authors, editors, illustrators and photographers.

San Clemente Bait Shop & Telephony