Monday, October 22, 2012

The Moon Coin by Richard Due - Gold Medal Winner

I have just heard from the author himself the wonderful and well deserved news that he has won a Gold Medal with his début novel The Moon Coin which I reviewed a few months ago. 

The Award is from Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards an annual event, now in its sixth year, designed to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. Awards are given in categories covering the full range of subjects, styles and age groups that children’s books are written and published in today.
The contest is designed to honour the year’s best children’s books, authors and illustrators. The 2012 Moonbeam Awards program is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market. 
The judging panel includes experts from the fields of editing, design, reviewing, bookselling and library.
Awards for 2012, will be presented during the third annual Traverse City Children’s Book Festival in Traverse City, Michigan in early November.
Author Profile for Richard Due can be found in my previous post here
A photograph of fantasy author Richard Due
The publicity material for this post was all supplied to me by the author, but I discovered earlier today that one of my fellow Book Review Bloggers Fiction Books has already written and published an excellent tribute to Richard Due using the material. Rather than repeat it all here probably almost word for word, I therefore direct you to read her post.

My original review for The Moon Coin can be read here
Warmest Congratulations Richard  on your well deserved success which I hope goes from strength to strength as the rest of the series is released.


  1. Hi Linda,

    Thank you so much for the kind words and the link to my post, here at Fiction Books.

    I am amazed at the coincidence of us both deciding to publish a tribute post to Richard, at almost the same time, especially given that we both received the excellent news of his success a couple of weeks ago ... Great minds thinking alike?

    Your post is an excellent way of recognising Richard's talent and attention to detail, which led to him winning this award so soon after 'The Moon Coin' was published.

    An real success story, without doubt. I am looking forward to starting the second book in the series 'Dragondain'.


  2. Wow!
    That's fab.
    I had a chance to interview him as well!
    Wish share the news

  3. fiction-books - Oh lets put it down to great minds Yvonne. I do hope to get the opportunity to read the second in the series.

    divenita@ It is definitely news worth sharing.


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