Posted: October 29, 2021 in World On The Edge


Kaye Park Hinckley receives national recognition
through the NYC Big Book Award®!

The NYC Big Book Award recognized The Distance Between High and Low by Kaye Park Hinckley in the category of 
Religion Fiction as Winner.
The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

The Distance Between High and Low by Kaye Park Hinckley is a Southern Gothic novel about the consequences for two young people who set out to learn the identity of their father. Teenaged twins, Lizzie and Peck live in the house of their eccentric, widowed grandmother Pearl–a house of history and secrets– along with their unstable, drug-addicted, artist mother, Lila, and Izear, a half-Cherokee Indian devoted to Pearl who took him into her house many years before. Often with dark humor, the story focuses on the strivings of complex characters in the fictional town of Highlow, Alabama from the 1960’s into the 1980’s.

To purchase the book on Amazon:

2021 was a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diverse books submitted.  Again in 2021, NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide, including great submissions from journalists, well-established authors, small and large press as well as first time indie authors who participated in high numbers.  Entries were from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.  Cities such as Bangalore, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Seattle, Singapore, Vancouver, were representative among the entries.  Winners were recognized globally from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Lebanon, Queensland and the United States of America.  

Awarded books included The American Bar Association, Friesen Press, Gatekeeper Press, Greenleaf Book Group, Joggling Board Press, Story Merchant Books, and WildBlue Press.  Quality children publishers such as Barefoot Books as well as Mango and Marigold press were awarded.  Independent presses such as Brill, Goff Books, Koehler Books, Llewellyn Publications, ORO Editions, Routledge Publishers, Rowman & Littlefield, and She Writes Press took both winner and distinguished favorite awards. AuthorHouse, IngramSpark, KindleDirect, SDP Publishing were among the self-publishing platforms.  Lastly, Hachette Books, MacMillan, Penguin Random House were among the large publishers that entered.

“We are elated to highlight these authors’ books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.  “We look forward to showcasing these titles to a larger audience.”

For more information, please visit: www.nycbigbookaward.com.  
To view the list of winners, visit https://www.nycbigbookaward.com/2021winners
  1. myrgv says:

    Congratulations, Kaye!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Howard Denson says:

    Congratulations! I’ve imported the article into the newsletter.

    You done good, as we say in Walker County.


    On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 1:44 PM Translating a World on the Edge wrote:

    > kph52013 posted: ” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Kaye Park Hinckley, > 334-793-6875, kph5@aol.comKaye Park Hinckley receives national > recognitionthrough the NYC Big Book Award®!(Dothan, AL) — The NYC Big Book > Award recognized (The Distance Betw” >

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  3. Mike says:

    Fantastic news!

    Liked by 1 person

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