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C.K. Donnelly Novel Wins Epic Fantasy Category from NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD®

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After 20 Years, This Self-Described "Unsuccessful Quitter," Says Follow Your Dreams No Matter How Long It Takes!

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - EntSun -- Cindy Donnelly Kibbe grew up loving fantasy fiction and instead of reading comic books, she was writing Star Wars like fan-fic and fantasy stories. She loved writing and became a journalist while pursuing her dreams of writing for herself. Every day she wanted to quit, and after 20-years, writing as C.K. Donnelly, she publishes her first YA Fantasy novel, TRINE RISING. The NYC BIG BOOK AWARD recently recognized TRINE RISING in the category of Epic Fantasy as a Winner.

In 2020, the NYC Big Book Award submissions streamed in from six continents and over 100 cities. The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.

"My own self-insults were never louder than when I decided to write a novel for publication. For some 20 years, every day, I wanted to quit writing, quit my dream of publishing novels, yet I heard that still small voice inside that said I could do it. The next day I was back at it, plotting, writing, editing,' shares Cindy. "I call myself an 'Unsuccessful Quitter,' and share with others to follow their dreams no matter how long it takes!"

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About Trine Rising, The Kinderra Saga, Book 1:

Not all gifts are blessings...

Sixteen-summer-old Mirana Pinal is one of the few to have ever possessed all three magical powers of the Aspects. She has terrifying visions, however, that if she wields her powers, her homeland of Kinderra will be destroyed—through her. Desperate to keep her dark fate from unfolding, she tells no one about her destructive destiny but her beloved Teague Beltran, a young apprentice herbsman born without powers. When Mirana receives alarming premonitions of an enemy attack on Kinderra, she is forced to reveal to her people that she is a Trine to warn them of the impending assault. As the Kinderrans fight to hold armies of a cunning and ruthless enemy warlord at bay, Mirana must decide if using her powers will aid her people—or will bring them more peril.

TRINE RISING has also received rave reviews from BookLife by Publishers Weekly (https://booklife.com/project/trine-rising-the-kinderra-saga-book-1-48906), Kirkus Review, Indie Reader, Reedsy and a 5-Star review from Reader's Favorite!

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Cindy Kibbe has more than two decades of writing and editing experience. She was honored with several awards for business and economic reporting from state and regional press associations. For reviews, photos, visit https://ckdonnelly.com/ Follow her @ckdonnelly on Facebook Instagram and @CKDonnellyTrine on Twitter.

Sherry L. Butler
Sherry L. Butler Communications, LLC.

Source: Sherry L. Butler Communications
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