Mike Lein Wins Midwest Book Awards

We are so excited to announce that Firewood Happens: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Minnesota’s Northwoods by Mike Lein (published by us here at the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc!) has won the 2016 Midwest Book Awards in the category of Humor!

The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA) recognized the winners of the 27th Annual Midwest Book Awards at a gala event held May 12 at Olson Campus Center at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Publishers and authors from several states celebrated quality in independent publishing in the Midwest. This year’s awards attracted 192 titles for a total of 297 entries in 30 categories. All books were copyrighted in 2016 and entered by publishers from MIPA’s 12-state Midwestern region.

Mike is known across the north country for many published stories of cabin life with dogs, boats, relatives, friends, and other assorted shady characters. He brings all these together in “Firewood Happens.”

“Congratulations to all the talented authors and publishers who submitted such high quality books to the Midwest Book Awards,” said Midwest Book Awards Chair Sherry Roberts. “It is MIPA’s honor to recognize those who are making a valuable contribution to independent publishing in the Midwest.”

About MIPA
Midwest Independent Publishing Association serves the upper Midwest publishing community to promote excellence in publishing in the Midwest. Through educational programming and other cooperative efforts, MIPA helps members learn more about publishing and book production, promotion and marketing. MIPA also provides networking opportunities for publishers, both new and experienced, to learn from each other. MIPA serves a 12-state region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. For more information please visit: www. Mipa. org .

Firewood Happens is available on Amazon: HERE