Author Success - In the media, awards, reviews

Celebrating July’s Tellwell author success stories

Our Tellwell authors are so incredibly talented. We are always proud to highlight their many achievements. Keep reading to see a selection of recent author celebrations, including awards, media mentions, reviews and events.


Vali Benson’s Blood and Silver won a 2022 International Book Award in the Novella category.

Are you a fan of historical fiction? Get your copy of Blood and Silver here.

Peter Browning’s thriller novel, In a Raven’s Shadow, was a finalist in both the Thriller and First Novel categories at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

Are you in the mood for a suspenseful read? Get your copy of In a Raven’s Shadow here.

Media mentions

Vince Santoro has had numerous interviews about his book The Final Crossing, including an interview in the The Canadian Post. His book also received a 5-star review from Reader’s Favourite!

The Final Crossing is a story of self-discovery and adventure about a slave in Ancient Egypt. You can get your copy here.

Shelley Shultz was interviewed in Kidliomag Magazine about her new children’s book, The Adventures of Kip.

If you’re in the mood to follow along with Kip on his travels, you can get your copy of the book here.

Marilynn Wood was interviewed by IndieScoop about her book Exit to Morvana.

If you’ve been craving a good sci-fi book lately, you can get your copy here.

Theresa A. Ward was interviewed about her book She Wore the Name by VoyageMIA.

This book explores the idea of what’s truly in a name. You can get your copy of She Wore the Name here.


Paul Smyth’s Deliveries received 5 stars from The Chrysalis BREW Project.

Smyth’s vast knowledge as a pilot was evident from the detailed descriptions of the flying manoeuvers and safety protocols. I learned a lot about the modes of communications and the roles of the air traffic controllers.

The Chrysalis BREW Project

Are you a fan of suspenseful reads? Get your copy here.

Brett Mumford’s The 7th Pre-Light received a 4.5 star review from IndieReader!

Part hard science fiction novel, part forensic murder mystery, Brett Mumford’s fascinating THE 7TH PRELIGHT is a truly unique story about alien life and a love of learning for the sake of empathetic understanding.


The 7th Pre-Light is part sci-fi, part forensic murder mystery, and you can get your copy here.

Peter Gribble’s Within received a 4-star review from IndieReader.

Peter Gribble’s thoughtfully-constructed world-building in WITHIN (book 2 of his “The City of the Magicians” series) results in a fictional fantasy universe readers can almost taste and smell, peopled with characters who are both realistic and surprising.


Within is the second book in Peter’s The City of the Magicians series, and you can get your copy here.

Jean-Michel Polyakov’s God’s Greatest Miracle received 4 stars from Literary Titan. Michael was also interviewed by Literary Titan as well.

God’s Greatest Miracle is the book you need to feel closer to God and connect with him. In the book, Jean-Michel Polyakov, through different tales, shares the actions of God and how he reveals himself through his people.

Literary Titan

This children’s tale is the first codex in the Nouseum Sagas. You can get your copy here.

Tarina Anne Parisian’s Nature Lives Within Me received a positive review from Kirkus.

A meaningful and visually lovely nature tale despite a few bumps in the rhyme scheme.


This debut book follows an Ojibway child’s journey through the forest. You can get your copy here.


David Giffen held two book signings for his book, Redemptive Trauma: Confession of a Defrocked Priest. You can get your copy here.

Renata Quatro also held a book signing for book My Life is Nuts: A Chipmunk’s Tale.

If you’re in the mood for some laughs inspired by a saucy chipmunk named Nutmeg, you can get your copy here.

Belinda Kidd held a successful book launch for her book Our Unique Selves.

The story follows an eight-year-old girl who has has worked through some of life’s challenges and overcome these barriers while working towards reaching her goals and creating positive outcomes. You can get your copy here.

L. Jackson surprised some elementary school students with signed copies of his book and NFL jerseys. You can read more about the event here.

His book I Dream, You Dream, Let Us Dream! was written to inspire children of all ages to never give up on their dreams. You can get your copy here.

Congratulations on an incredible month, everyone! We can’t wait to see what you do next.

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