Author Success - In the media, awards, reviews

Tellwell authors celebrate major awards in the New York Book Festival, great reviews and media mentions!

Blood and Silver
by Vali Benson

Blood and Silver won its second major award this year, taking home top honors for the Young Adult category at the 2021 New York Book Festival! Vali Benson previously won first place in two categories at the San Francisco Book Festival in the same year.


I Call My Grandma Gigi
by Carole Aldred

Carole Aldred’s I Call My Grandma Gigi, a book about celebrating the special relationship between grandmothers and grandchildren, received the Canada Book Award.

Redemptive Trauma
by David Giffen

Redemptive Trauma author, David Giffen, had a great interview and feature with international magazine DE MODE!

“Told from the point of view of a passionate soul with a frank yet addictive personality and a wounded past, REDEMPTIVE TRAUMA: Confessions of a Defrocked Priest by David Giffen shines.”
~C.S. Holmes for IndieReader


Gifts from Heaven
by Susanne Funk

Author of Gifts from Heaven Susanne Funk was interviewed by her local radio station Manitoba.

The retired elementary school teacher’s children’s book is about learning to love all parts of ourselves, especially the things that make us different.


Between: Living Between the Cracks
by Sandra Bradley

Kirkus lists Sandra Bradley’s book Between: Living Between the Cracks in their top 25 Great Indie Books Worth Discovering! Kirkus calls the coming-of-age-novel about a young woman grappling with faith and unusual powers “a rich, evocative tale of growing up in Canada.”


A Scandal of the Particular
by Steve Hamilton

Guelph Today talks to lawyer-turned-author Steve Hamilton about his new book, A Scandal of the Particular! The criminal lawyer drew on his 25 years of experience in the courtroom when crafting the fictional thriller about a lawyer and the events that follow when a body is found outside of a safe injection site in downtown Vancouver.

The iconic Guelph bookstore, The Bookshelf, is also now selling his book, too. Double win for Steve!

Who the Hell Is Ralphy?
by Ralph Cover

IndieReader rates Who the Hell is Ralphy? four stars calling it “a thoroughly entertaining journey through the incredible life of a colorful Australian rancher.”


Country Hearts
by Gisele Grieves

Country romance novel Country Hearts by Gisèle Grieves receives 4.5 stars from IndieReader.

“A perfect blend of passion and romance, COUNTRY HEARTS by Gisèle L Grieves takes readers through tragedy to true love, with plenty of twists and turns in between.” – Sarah Baer for IndieReader


Congratulations Tellwell authors for receiving awards, wonderful reviews, and media mentions!

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