Pablo Wins BIG:  Big NYC Book Awards


Contact: Craig M. Porter Rollins / [email protected] / (801) 367-4556 /

Author Craig Morgan Porter Rollins and Rufus ZaeJoDaeus
Receives International Recognition
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Volcano, HI -- The NYC Big Book Award recognized Pablo: The Plate Painter of Mazatlan by Craig Morgan Porter Rollins and Rufus ZaeJoDaeus in the category of Childrens Fiction as the winner.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

Pablo: The Plate Painter of Mazatlan

Pablo is a little boy that loves to draw and paint and his mother introduces him to a painter that teaches young Pablo how to become a great painter. The story starts in his village and follows Pablo to the Carnival and beyond.

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2022 was a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diversity of books submitted. NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide. Journalists, well established authors, small and large press, and first time indie authors participated in high numbers. Entries were received from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Cities such as Ann Arbor, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver were among the entries. Winners were recognized from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, Sweden, and the United States of America.

Awarded titles hailed from Blackstone Publishing, Friesen Press, Gatekeeper Press and Greenleaf Book Group Press. Exemplary children publishers included Mango and Marigold Press. Independent presses such as Gibbs Smith Books, Koehler Books, Rowman & Littlefield, and She Writes Press earned winner and distinguished favorite awards. AuthorHouse, IngramSpark, KindleDirect, and SDP Publishing were among the self-publishing platforms. Lastly, HarperCollins, MacMillan, and Penguin Random House were among the large publishers that entered.

"We are elated to highlight these authors' books, recognize their excellence, and share their achievements." said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. With our newly formatted website and expanded reach, "We look forward to showcasing these titles to a larger audience."

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