Rochester, NY, June 07, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Jim Westcott, Rochester, NY author, receives national recognition from the 9th. Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.
The 9th. Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized Jack’s Tales as a Finalist in the Children’s Chapter Book category.
"The National Indie Excellence Awards is at the forefront of assisting with bringing attention to small and medium independent publishers, and self and independent publishers that strive to support excellent writing talent as well as books that compete with any traditional publisher in the publishing business." -National Indie Excellence Awards site
"The competition is judged by established independent experts, including publishers, editors, book cover designers, and copywriters. Winners and finalists are determined by overall presentation as well as excellence in writing." -National Indie Excellence Awards site
Jack’s Tales is three, fast and funny short stories that together tell a larger story about a boy that refuses to allow his anxiety disorder to be anything but what it really is: vapor and lies.
“I wrote Jack’s Tales to read like a chapter book, however, it is three short and fast stories that, in their entirety, flow like a continuous chapter book.” -Jim Westcott
Jim Westcott taught special education for fifteen years before deciding to write for children full-time. Jack’s Tales is a book written especially for reluctant readers. Jim lives outside of Rochester, New York with his wife, Sue, and his two sons, Andrew and Jack. Jack's Tales has been published under the Splashing Cow Books imprint.
- “Young readers will not only love the accessibility and reading ease of these three original funny but true-to-life short stories; they’ll love Jack too and his every-boy realness. Boys especially will be turning the pages, cheering Jack on, as season after season, he learns to best his fears.” - Esther Hershenhorn; Former SCBWI Board Member, award winning children’s author & teacher at the University of Chicago Writer’s Studio.
"Thoroughly enjoyable ! My fourth grade students enjoyed hearing about Jack's adventures. They could really relate to this boy's life. Several asked if there were more books about Jack. We need a sequel!" - Kathy McLean, Teacher
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Contact Jim Westcott
Phone: 585-342-9932 or 585-705-5547
To Purchase Jack’s Tales, please visit SplashingCowBooks