Xlibris authors Irena and Isabella de Wardin have recently won third place in the fiction/action adventure category and the fiction/romance category of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Awards for their book “The Hummbingbird: Book 1: Madness in Crescendo.”
Established in 1992, CIPA is a nonprofit organization of “independent book publishers, authors, future authors and related publishing service providers.”
The first-time published authors were also previously awarded honorable mention at the annual Stargazes Literary Prizes writing competition. The book was among the entrants in the Fantasy & Science Fiction category.
Professional book review provider BlueInk Review also commended the Xlibris-published book.
“If Jane Eyre went through the looking-glass rather than Alice, her adventures might have led to a place very like Voskia, the topsy-turvy world where the de Wardin sisters send Maria Langlord in The Humming Bird, Book 1: Madness in Crescendo. Here, we get the social commentary of Bronte along with political analysis through humor a la Lewis Carroll, steeped in a romantic world of virtuoso violinists and beautiful ballerinas.”