Press Release: 8 State Hurricane Kate Receives Three Top Awards at Book Expo America

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                                                8 STATE HURRICANE KATE:

                        THE JOURNEY AND LEGACY OF A KATRINA CATTLE DOG

                        RECEIVES THREE TOP AWARDS AT BOOK EXPO AMERICA

            * INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS “IPPY” GOLD MEDALIST *

                        * NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST *

            * FOREWORD MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR BRONZE MEDALIST * 

 

(May 29, 2009, Afton, Minnesota)

–8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog (ISBN 9780578007779), by Minnesota author Jenny Pavlovic, is an Independent Publisher Book Awards “IPPY” gold medalist, a National Indie Excellence Awards finalist, and a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards bronze medalist. Award winners were announced at Book Expo America in New York City on May 29th.

8 State Hurricane Kate is the unforgettable story of the powerful bond between a cattle dog rescued from a rooftop and the woman who wouldn’t give up on her. The heartwarming story of Kate’s post-Katrina journey is a testament to the will and perseverance of the dog and human spirit. As they make that courageous journey together, new worlds open up for Jenny and Kate, an amazing survivor and teacher. Kate’s remarkable story, a tale of love, courage, and compassion, has inspired many others. Her legacy is a rescue network that continues to help animals across the country today. 50% of book profits go to the 8 State Kate Fund, providing financial relief for animals in desperate situations. Learn more and view the video at www.8StateKate.net.

Author Jenny Pavlovic stated, “I’m thrilled that 8 State Hurricane Kate won these awards. I’m happy to see that Kate’s story is receiving attention to help raise awareness and help other animals in need via the 8 State Kate Fund. I hope that anyone who knew Kate before Katrina and still wonders what became of her will see her story and learn that she was rescued, loved and cared for. Please join 8 State Hurricane Kate on Facebook for updates and information on new 8 State Kate Fund projects.”

8 State Hurricane Kate previously won a 2008 Premier Book Award and was nominated for the 2008 Dog Writers Association of America Merial Human-Animal Bond and Self-Published Awards. 8 State Hurricane Kate can be purchased at www.8StateKate.net, Amazon.com, and is distributed by Ingram. Inquire to Jenny Pavlovic about special quantity discounts for education or fundraising.

Jenny is available to read from 8 State Hurricane Kate and to speak about multiple topics, including “How Katrina Changed Animal Rescue in America”, “Becoming Involved in Your Community”, “Animals as Spiritual Partners”, “Exploring Your Higher Purpose” and more.

The Independent Publisher (“IPPY”) Book Awards, honoring the year’s best independently published titles, selected this year’s winners from over 4,000 entries. The “IPPY” Awards reward “those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing”.

The National Indie Excellence Awards recognize independent publishers who are “emerging as a significant force in the book-publishing world”. The competition is judged by an independent panel of experts from all aspects of the publishing industry. The awards are based on overall excellence.

ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards were established “to discover distinctive books” and “to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors”. The unique awards process brings readers, librarians, and booksellers together to choose the winning titles.

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Jenny Pavlovic

8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog (ISBN 9780578007779)

The 8 State Kate Fund & 8 State Kate Press

www.8StateKate.net

Afton, MN

USA

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