Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Ruby Red Slippers Takes 1st Place in Reader Views Awards!

The Ruby Red Slippers, a children’s book written and illustrated by DeeDee Fox, has been selected as a first place winner in the 2010 Reader Views Literary Awards Competition.
The annual Reader Views literary awards were established to honor writers who have had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press, or independent book publisher geared for the North American reading audience. All judging is done by reviewers from Reader Views. They are experts in their fields as well as avid readers. Finalists in each category were determined by a point system and final judging was determined by a jury of judges.

The Ruby Red Slippers is the story of a young girl who receives a new pair of shoes from her grandmother which she believes possesses magical powers. When she grows out of her ruby red slippers, she realizes the magic of her shoes comes not from possessing them, but from wearing them. Mia ultimately gives her beloved shoes to a friend, and when she does, something truly magical happens!
Ms. Fox, an Arizona native and long time resident of Rapid City, South Dakota, is a freelance writer and national public speaker who has worked in the publishing industry for over fifteen years. Having first begun her writing career as Assistant Editor for a regional publication in Phoenix, Arizona, she went on to personally start three successful magazines from the ground up. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the International Women's Writing Guild and the International Writing Center's Association.

To see a complete list of the 2010 Reader Views Literary Awards Recipients, visit http://www.readerviews.com/Awards2010Finalists.html

For more information about The Ruby Red Slippers, visit www.rubyredslippers.org

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