Local author’s book named ‘one of the best independent books of 2022’
Winners and runners-up will be honored June 24 at a gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
– The Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group recently named Drink Your Words by Carolyn Dismuke as one of the best independent books of 2022. Dismuke’s book is a finalist in the Non-Fiction category of the competition, the largest awards program in books in the world for independent publishers and self-published authors.
Winners and runners-up will be honored June 24 at a gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, coinciding with the American Library Association’s annual conference. This year’s gala organizers hope to livestream some or all of the event’s awards ceremony on Facebook, beginning around 5:40 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/NextGenerationIndieBookAwards. Videos from the 2020 and 2021 events have been viewed over 100,000 times.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards are judged by independent book publishing industry leaders, many of whom have long careers with major publishing houses.
About the book
Growing up in Silicon Valley, Carolyn Dismuke always thought a career in high tech was her dream, but then she found her passion. A fulfilling career in the city and an active social life had convinced California native Dismuke that she was living her dream, but her life changed when she drove through vineyards on back roads. She became a diligent student in a world-renowned wine studies program, where she mastered the classic regions. Eight chapters on France and seven on Italy leave her salivating with envy. Yet a single California chapter had her packing her wanderlust and moving to a different area each month to soak up all the juicy details.
Drink Your Words chronicles its journey through Golden State appellations, highlighting vineyard details and travel tips. As she meets a growing number of creative winegrower characters, she sees her own creativity reflected in them, bubbling within her, struggling to be heard. This is an inspiring memoir for anyone who is dying to follow their passion. It’s a helpful guide through California’s wine country for those who want to travel vicariously.
The book is available on sites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Goodreads.
For more information about the author, visit his website carolyndismuke.com.