Free Runner Wins Coveted Purple Dragonfly Book Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Linda F. Radke, Five Star Publications, Inc. Phone: 480-940-8192 Email:


Chandler, AZ (June 2014)- The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children's literature, have spoken, and Free Runner  by Jennifer L. Hawes won Honorable Mention in the Young Adult Fiction category.

     "Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First of Second place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant-even if it is the sole entry in a category," explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. "Competition is steep too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print. 

    Free Runner is an action/adventure novel with a heavy dose of mystery thriller. It retails for around $10 for a print copy and $5 for a Kindle version and can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

For a complete list of winners including all first and second place and honorable mention recipients, click here.

     The next Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Submissions postmarked March 1, 2015 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of the The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show written by Radke. Final Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2015. The Early Bird deadline for the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding literature in all categories, is August 1, 2014. October 1, 2014 is the final deadline. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest visit and click on the contest of choice.

To learn more about Five Star Publications, celebrating 28 years of doing business in Chandler Arizona click here.

Jennifer L. Hawes