The Top Five Nominations for The DBA

Diamond Book Awards


As announced in my newsletter at the beginning of this month:

I can’t believe we’ve got there already folks! All the reviews for the first year of the Diamond Book Awards are complete. There were twenty-five submissions, but only twelve were accepted. Selecting the top five from those twelve was a gruelling exercise; far harder than I imagined it would be. From the five I’ve chosen, it must be said… All of them hold equal weight for the DBA. In no particular order, here are the final five nominations with links to each review:

The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles by Ronald E Yates
Lemon Girl by Jyoti Arora
An Honest House by Cynthia Reyes
The Fantastic Travels of William and the Monarch Butterfly by Christina Steiner
Wings of Mayhem by Sue Coletta

The Diamond Book Award is a tough award to win. All have done incredibly well to get this far. It is now up to the judging panel to decide who the award will go out to. For more information on the Diamond Book Awards please visit: The Diamond Book Awards

The Diamond Book Award winner will be announced in next month’s newsletter during the first week of October. Good luck guys!

Please show your support for the finalists who have done extremely well to get this far, and watch out for this year’s winner of The Diamond Book Awards.


About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

31 comments on “The Top Five Nominations for The DBA

  1. Thank you for making my book one of the chosen ones and congratulation to all the other writers, who like me most likely spent hours to create something of value.

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    • My thanks go out for all the incredible hard work and skills it took to create these wonderful works. I wish I could give you all an award. 😊


  2. Congratulations to all the finalists!

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  3. best of luck to the nominees! great job Kevin!


  4. congratulations to the finalists! great work Kev! Must have been tough!


  5. Great idea, Kev! Well done, and what a lovely award to recieve! Its beautiful. Good luck to all the finalists!

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  6. Best of luck to the nominees… love this initiative Kev… thanks for sharing! … Lov & best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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  7. How exciting for those five. I hope “it’s an honor just to be nominated” will be true for those who don’t win. 🙂

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  8. Congratulations, Kevin!

    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at


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  9. Good luck to all the finalists! 🙂

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  10. All the best to all the finalists !

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  11. Congrats to all the authors for a wonderful achievement, and best wishes to all.

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  12. Congrats to all finalists. No mean achievement. They all sound like good reads and a wide range there, something for all tastes.

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    • Thanks Kate. I was happy to find that folks submitted works from all different genres. I had everthing from children’s books to memoirs; cultural fiction to modern fantasy and more. The diversity of works provided a lot of great reading, and made it very difficult to choose among them. Thank goodness I have a dedicated panel to help decide on the winner! If I could, I would send all the finalists an award. 😊


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