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RealTime Publishing Author, Shirley A. Roe, is a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Awards

RealTime Publishing author, Shirley A. Roe, a finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Awards for her historical fiction novel "The Whittaker Family Reunion."

Limerick, Ireland, May 14, 2009 --( RealTime Publishing are delighted to announce that Shirley A. Roe's book 'The Whittaker Family Reunion' has been chosen as a finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Awards. Launched in 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards are designed to bring recognition to titles published by Independent publishers and authors. The Indie Excellence Awards are sponsored by Smarketing, LLC. President & CEO Ellen Reid has been a respected executive in the publishing industry for over ten years.

"Shirley introduced us to the Whittaker family in Of Dreams and Nightmares" states Richard O'Brien, founder of RealTime Publishing. "Of Dreams and Nightmares was the winner of the UK Blether Gold Award.

The second book in the series, 'The Whittaker Family Reunion' takes readers back to 1881 where the family is reunited once again. Fans of Roe’s claim her characters are so real, they become family and friends in their minds. Readers feel their pain, their fear and their happiness. Roe’s books are written to appeal to young adults as well as older readers. Christian readers appreciate the references to the family’s never ending faith in God and each other. Well received by readers of romance, adventure and mystery as well as historical fiction."

Fans are happy to hear that a screenwriter is currently working on bringing the Whittaker family to the big screen. The next book in the series, Return to Whittakerville will be released in summer of 2009.

Author, Shirley A. Roe divides her time between Southern Ontario, Scotland and Florida. In addition to being an author, Shirley A. Roe is the Managing Editor and founder of Allbooks Review, an author promo and review source. Her credentials speak for themselves. Often a guest speaker at Writer's guilds, conferences, libraries and schools, she is a sought after guest on many radio interview programs. Roe's syndicated column for the California Chronicles is well received. She is a regular reviewer for Foreword Magazine, Midwest Reviews, Mystique Books, Poetic Voices and several other prestigious review publications. Currently working with a group of gifted students in Ottawa, Ontario Canada, she loves to inspire a love of books.

RealTime Publishing is delighted with the announcement. "Shirley is one of our finest authors," concludes Mr. O’Brien, "also nominated for an IPPY Award, we believe she can go all the way and can count on our total support throughout. Congratulations Shirley." Books can be ordered from the publisher, and most bookstores including Borders, Waterstones and Books A Million. Also available in ebook and Kindle format.

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