Local Author Receives National Recognition Through the Seventh Annual Indie Excellence Awards

Local author Judy Brizendine captures Finalist honors in The Seventh Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for Stunned By Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything, Category: Grief. The NIEA award is the third national award won by her Stunned By Grief books.

Online PR News – 12-June-2013 – Lake Forest, CA – The Seventh Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized Stunned By Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything by Judy Brizendine, an Orange County, CA author, as an award-winning Finalist, Category: Grief.

This national award, based in Los Angeles, CA, is open to all English language books in print. According to the NIEA, "Not only has the number of entrants increased, but the excellence has risen to a whole new level."

The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. The National Indie Excellence Awards criteria for recognition are stringent, and judges select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence.

Stunned By Grief is a non-fiction book in the Self-Help / Death, Grief, Bereavement genre. A fellow traveler's down-to-earth approach to grief, the book is directed toward anyone struggling with death or any of life's tragic losses. It's an open and honest look at obstacles, challenges, misunderstandings and issues that are key to the healing journey. Grievers will identify with the transparency of the author, see themselves in the stories of others, and realize they are not alone. Stunned By Grief is a book about insight, understanding, change and a realistic perspective about the grief journey. It's about hope, determination and faith. Tools and tips help readers unscramble the turmoil of grief--and reassure them that their future can be positive and meaningful again.

"We are so proud to announce the winners," said awards sponsor Ellen Reid. "These books will be a favorite on bookshelves for years and years to come."

For more information and a complete list of the winners and finalists, please visit http://www.indieexcellence.com

About the author: Author, blogger and speaker, Judy Brizendine is a business professional whose perspective and direction changed because of the impact of grief and loss on her life. That experience, along with facilitating grief-support workshops, helped her define a new approach to grief called 'remapping.'

Her multiple award-winning books, Stunned By Grief and Stunned By Grief Journal, gently guide readers through the chaos and confusion of grief in a realistic, revealing, personal and practical way.

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