“truth be bold:” FOUR Human Relations Indie Book Awards!!

HR Award 4 w lett & Congra

In the mail this week, the day I was reading at It’s About Time Reading Series, I received a Congratulations letter and FOUR Award Certificates from the Human Relations Indie Book Awards!

My book “truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS” won in these four categories:

2018 Silver Winner Life Challenges Human Relations Indie Book;

HR Award Life Challenges






2018 Gold Winner Personal Challenge Poetry Human Relations Indie Book,

HR Award Personal Challenge






2018 Silver Winner Medical Issues Human Relations Indie Book;

HR Award Medical Issues




AND, Director’s Choice Award—2018 Human Relations AIDS Awareness Book of the Year;

HR Award AIDS Awareness





Presented by Susan Peterson, Director, Human Relations Indie Book Awards! I am greatly honored.

Human Relations Book Awards

Next up: Come hear me readint the Pond Room at the Ledding Library in Milwaukie, Oregon (near Portland), Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2 – 4 pm. We will celebrate the new Poeming Pigeon Journal themed on “In The News.” I am delighted my poem “Swept Under the Rug,” based on the CDC banned words, was accepted for this issue! It will be a fun reading!

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