The winners of the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards have been announced!
Koehler Books’ own executive editor, Joe Coccaro, won in the comedy category with Woo-Woo: A Cape Charles Novel, and B. Lynn Goodwin’s Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 won in the relationships category.
Carter Rossi moves to Cape Charles, Virginia, for the same reasons as many of the town’s residents—to find solitude and reboot his life. Carter quickly discovers an eclectic mix of new arrivals and historic families. Despite political and cultural differences, the groups coexist in harmony. Carter meets the mysterious and beautiful Rose Portman, a parapsychologist who is attempting to find out why Cape Charles is a hotbed for paranormal activity. Could it be the asteroid strike? She is on a quest to discover whether one of the town’s resident apparitions is her long-lost great aunt, who died mysteriously around 1920. Rose and Carter’s journey is sometimes hilarious, sensual, and spiritually insightful, bending the edges of imagination and reality.
How does a 62-year-old woman who’s never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises? Author B. Lynn Goodwin tells all and more in Never Too Late. How she was attracted to Richard’s clear expectations, his honesty, and his incredible openness. She’d never met anyone like him. Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world? Whether you’ve been single forever, are trapped in an unhappy marriage, or you’re simply curious, you’ll find secrets to a happy marriage in Never Too Late.