Midwest Book Award WINNER!
Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA) 18th Annual Midwest Book Awards 2008 attracted nominations from 78 publishers in twelve states. Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond took top honors in the health category at the Midwest Book Awards ceremony, held at the Minnesota Humanities Center in St. Paul on May 14, 2008.
Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Publishing,
The Eric Hoffer Award, in honor of the American philosopher Eric Hoffer, recognizes independent books of exceptional merit, including books from small presses and academic presses. After the judging, books are donated to libraries, schools, and hospitals.
Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond was first runner-up in the health category.
Reader Views 2008 REVIEWERS CHOICE FINALIST—Women’s Issues
Reader Views, based in Austin, TX, was named by Fox News as one of the top five blog sites for health related books. In addition to appearing on the Reader Views website, reviews are placed in the Book Review Index, distributed to libraries and book sellers. Reader Views
Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond placed second in the Women's Issues category. In her review, Vicki Landes says the book is "the most profound book on death I've ever read. Manahan and Bohan present a beautiful story of their loved one while offering hope to others facing similar circumstances. A life lesson for anyone wanting to leave a more powerful heritage behind, Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully tugs at the heartstrings, lifts the spirit, and pulls the conscious mind towards a more meaningful life and dignified ending.”
Women on Writing 2008 Award
BEST BOOK IN WOMEN'S LITERATURE
Women on Writing, a California-based e-zine, promotes communication among women writers, editors, and publishers. The first WOW award, which carried a $100 prize, went to Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond.
USA Book News, based in Los Angeles, CA, is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.
Winners of awards were from Simon & Schuster, Penguin-Putnam, HarperCollins, Random House, McGraw-Hill, as well as independent titles like Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: a Journey with Cancer and Beyond, a finalist in the Health-Cancer Category.