Xlibris Sibling Authors Win at CIPA EVVY Awards

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.

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Xlibris first-time authors Isabella and Irena de Wardin have yet again earned literary recognition for their book “The Hummbingbird: Book 1: Madness in Crescendo.”
Photo credit: The de Wardin Sister’s Facebook page

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.”

One thought on “Xlibris Sibling Authors Win at CIPA EVVY Awards

  1. Congratulations, Isabella and Irena! I am an about to publish (Ever a Fighter) with Xlibris. Ever a Fighter is my first novel also. So I know what it takes to write a good novel. Carry on and keep up the good work.


    David M. Caulfield

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