BAIPA President, Becky Parker Geist announced the 2019 Winner and Runner-up of the BAIPA Book Awards for Fiction at the Feb 9 meeting.
Bonnie Monte won the Fiction Award for her book “The Sleeping Lady. Craig Smith was recognized as the runner-up for his book “Lies that Bind.”
Authors eligible for the award are BAIPA members and who published their books between Jan 1 2017 and June 30 2018. The books were evaluated and rated by independent judges in the book business who are not members of BAIPA.
BAIPA would like to thank the Awards Committee Bev Scott, Chair; Craig Smith; Margot Genger and Paul Samuelson, who organized and managed the process..