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Spinner the Amazing Dolphin: Sea Rescuer

Author: L.D. Murray

Illustrators: L.D. Murray & Jacqueline A. Kelly

Contest: 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA)


Award CategoryChildren's/Juvenile Early Readers/Chapter Books (Fiction)

Award: Finalist (1 of 6 Finalists in Category)

Spinner the Amazing Dolphin: Sea Rescuer has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) as one of the best indie books of 2022. The aim of IBPPG is to promote professional standards in independent book publishing (also known as "indie" book publishing) and provide support and recognition for the independent book publishing profession.

About NGIBA: Largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. 

Judges: Leaders and professionals of the indie book publishing industry, including literary agents, editors, publishing executives, book reviewers, writing teachers, and authors. Their love of a great read and experience in the publishing arena identify books deserving a wider audience.

NIEA Award

Contest: 2022 16th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA)


Award Category: Early Readers/Chapter Books (Fiction)

Award: Finalist (1 of 3 Finalists in Category)

It is our sincere pleasure to inform you that you are a Finalist in the 16th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards. Your book, Spinner the Amazing Dolphin: Sea Rescuer, embodies the standards of excellence that this award was created to celebrate. We salute your talents and our jurors truly respect each of the final works that are honored this year. 


Books recognized as Finalists are outstanding. The differences between a Winner and Finalist are often so small that the judging is quite a challenge! Gaining recognition as a Finalist is a high honor and very competitive, it is something an author should be extremely proud to promote. 

About NIEA: The Indie Excellence® awards recognize books that demonstrate overall excellence through a synergy of form and content. The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and small independent presses going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. 

Contest: 2022 Purple Dragonfly Awards (Exclusively Children's Books)

3 Award Categories: Animals/Pets, Best Illustrations, New Author: Fiction

Award: Honorable Mention in Each Category

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