The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized Time Benders and the Machine in the category of Science Fiction as a distinguished favorite.
ST. CHARLES, IL, April 30, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.
Time Benders and the Machine is a science fiction novel set in the 1970’s. On a sunny day in 1974, the Fitzgerald siblings learn that their parents have died in a tragic accident. Devastated, the children are sent to boarding school at Choate Rosemary Hall–the same boarding school that their father and John F. Kennedy went to when they were younger, their Aunt tells them. Athletic, popular, football star Ken is the eldest Fitzgerald, and suddenly burdened with the responsibility of caring for his three younger siblings. Deb, a year younger, prefers books and the library to socializing, drawn to history and archaeology and hoping to find her way in Choate’s structured order. Joe is racked with sorrow over his parent’s deaths and determined to find a way to either get them back or make them proud. Kim, the youngest, is only ten years old and just trying to make new friends and keep close to her sister and brothers. When Joe finds an elaborate math problem and solves it, with the help of the reclusive caretaker, Mr. Brewster, the Fitzgerald’s discover that they have unlocked the secrets of how to bend time and time travel. Together, they devise a plan to go back in time, change a pivotal moment in US history, and impact their parents’ lives in the hopes of stopping the terrible accident that brought them to boarding school. Along the way they face looming spiritual and moral questions, while finding their way toward closeness and a path through their grief.
With shades of C.S. Lewis’s Pevensie siblings, JB Yanni’s Time Benders and the Machine is a time traveling adventure full of heart and soul.
In 2021, the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD had entries worldwide. Participating authors and publishers reside in countries such as Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and others. In addition, books submitted included writers located in U.S. cities such as Atlanta to Santa Fe; Chicago to New York; from Boise to Honolulu, and others.
“We congratulate this year’s 2021 winners and distinguished favorites in the annual INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD. The quality and quantity of excellent independently published books hit a record. Independents recognized are thriving around the world. We are so proud to announce these key titles representing global independent publishing,” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.
For more information, please visit independentpressaward.com; and to see this year’s list of IPA’s Distinguished Favorites, please visit the website page: https://www.independentpressaward.com/2021distinguishedfavorites
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