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Night Sea Journey Earns Eric Hoffer Book Awards

To All My Readers,

The Eric Hoffer Book Awards has named Night Sea Journey, A Tale of the Supernatural as a Finalist in their Grand Prize Competition, and, placed as a winner in Commercial Fiction. I am so pleased and honored to be recognized by such a prestigious award program and to be among some of the newest and leading writers of our time.

The award program is one of the largest international awards for academic, small, and independent presses and  honors free-thinking  writers and independent books of exceptional merit.

Eric Hoffer was an American philosopher, author of ten books (The True Believer) and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  His writings are often compared to  Montaigne, Shakespeare, and Paine. His unpublished notebooks are part of the Hoover Institution Archives to be available for scholarly study.

You can find more award information and reviews of the winners’ books in

The U.S. Review of Books: http://www.theusreview.com/USRhoffer.html

Here is their review of Night Sea Journey

Night Sea Journey, Paula Cappa, Crispin Books of Chickhollow Books – This romantic fantasy is propelled by gorgeous language and imagery. In the gothic world of this novel, dreams bleed into reality, as protagonists Kip Livingston, a painter, and Raymond Kera and Father Garcia, two Roman Catholic priests are drawn into a clash between the angels and demons of Hebrew mythology. Each of these characters has visions—either nightmarish or heavenly—which seem to graft themselves into their waking lives. The grime of inner city Chicago, the tranquility of the Rhode Island coastline, and the depths of a phantasmagoric ocean are the stages for this conflict, which is as much about finding inner forgiveness as it is about finding outward peace.






I owe a great deal of thanks to  my readers  here who have commented and emailed me not only about my weekly blog on supernatural fiction but also my novels and short stories. Cheers to you, my loyal readers! And to my family, my husband Ron (the first believer in my fiction since college days) whose patience deserves medals, my daughter Gina and son-in-law Todd who have been valuable eager supporters of all my needs, and my son JP a faithful reader who shares his sparkling enthusiasm.



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Bronze Medal Awarded to The Dazzling Darkness


Update  here … Readers’ Favorite has awarded the Bronze Medal to The Dazzling Darkness in supernatural fiction, 2014. Readers’ Favorite one of the most popular reading web sites (Alexa ranking at 40,000 US, and 158,000 Global). I’m so proud to have my novel on their site with a 5-star review and to be awarded their BRONZE MEDAL  (https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/12326).

Still only $2.99 on Amazon for Kindle and under $16.00 in paperback published by Crispin Books.
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