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Kilimanjaro Book a Global Ebook Award Finalist

The memoir “Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill” is a finalist for the 2012 Global eBook Award in the category of Inspirational/Visionary - Non-Fiction chosen from among 1,000 entries.

Houston, TX, July 16, 2012 --( M.G. Edwards’ book, “Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill,” is a finalist for the 2012 Global Ebook Award in the category of Inspirational/Visionary - Non-Fiction. It was chosen from among 1,000 entries judged by more than 250 category experts.

“Kilimanjaro” is a memoir chronicling the author's attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. At forty years old and on the verge of a midlife crisis, he tried to change his life by climbing a mountain. This is his true story of facing Kilimanjaro and other challenges at middle age.

Readers have called Kilimanjaro “life changing,” “inspirational,” and “an epic journey of self-discovery,” and “a peek into someone’s personal travel journal.” This book is for anyone who feels over the hill and needs encouragement to make a life change in the face of difficult odds. It's also for the casual climber, mountaineer, or hiker who is interested climbing one of the world's tallest mountains. Filled with insights and advice for those who are contemplating their own Kilimanjaro climb, this book will put you on the mountain and inspire you to go over it.

Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the mystery, thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travelogues. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time. He lives in Bangkok, Thailand with his wife Jing and son Alex.

The Global Ebook Awards honor and bring attention to ebook publishing. Now in its second year, the Awards are given in 101 specific categories. They are open to all publishers. Each winner is chosen by category rather than based on size or region. This year, almost 1,000 submissions were judged by a panel of more than 250 judges who are experts in the categories and genres of the books nominated. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in Santa Barbara, California on August 18, 2012. For more information, visit

Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill is available to purchase as an ebook for $3.99 or in print for $1.99 from these booksellers. For a limited time, the book is on sale for just $1.99 at, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
Apple iTunes
Barnes & Noble
Diesel Ebooks
The Wordshop
Kilimanjaro is available in print for $9.99 at these booksellers:
Diesel Book Store

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