Monday, May 18, 2015

Mountain Bike Book Earns National Recognition


On May 17th the National Indie Excellence Book Awards announced their 2015 recipients. These awards were created to recognize and celebrate excellence in independent book publishing. This  prestigious National award, based in Los Angeles  is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independently publishers.

The National Indie Excellence Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Awarded since 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.”

Winners and Finalists are determined based on “Overall excellence of presentation in addition to the writing." The top Finalist in a crowded short story category was the book Twisted Trails by Alex Hutchinson.


About the Book: Twisted Trails is a collection of short stories that captures intimate scenarios about mountain bikers both in competition and off the beaten path. It explores different disciplines of the sport while weaving a thread that connects characters across the country. Twisted Trails describes mountain biking as a world where exploration and suffering are a deliberate way of life. Rich and poor, male and female, the brave and the timid of all ages bond while astride knobby tires. In these morality tales the compassion with which mountain bikers treat each other represents the highest aspirations of humanity. Who could have imagined that hand carved paths and non-motorized vehicles would develop into a community of remarkable individuals? Readers agree that it makes you want to get out there and ride.

About the Author: Alex Hutchinson was born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts. He started writing at the age of 12 after being published in a Middle School poetry book. At 35 he started mountain biking, competing in more than 100 races. Over the years he worked with trails groups like NEMBA (The New England Mountain Bike Association) and more recently SCORR (Sarasota County Off Road Riders). He promotes the annual gravel grinder known as Piggy's Revenge. His cycling articles have appeared in NEMBA Singletracks and Dirt Rag Magazine. He lives with his wife Terri in Englewood, Florida.


Twisted Trails is available in both Kindle and Paperback.

Get your copy now!

 Kindle for $3.99       Paperback for $7.99

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