Wood Buffalo and Jasper Wild Win Gold Medals at 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Wood Buffalo and Jasper Wild, the second and third novels, respectively, in the Dyed In The Green fiction series about Canada’s national parks, each won Gold Medals in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards honour the year’s best independently published titles from North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

Wood Buffalo won the top regional award for Fiction in Western Canada while Jasper Wild garnered top spot for best Book Cover Design in the Fiction category. Book covers for the series have been done by Portland, Oregon artist Dan Stiles.

Set in the largest national park in Canada and the second largest in the world, Wood Buffalo is the story of a battle to save the park’s bison herd from a proposed slaughter. Based on the real-life battle in the late 1980’s that almost saw the pro-slaughter forces win the day, Wood Buffalo is a mystery-suspense that will immerse readers in the dramatic landscapes of northern Canada.

In Jasper Wild, the series’ main characters are faced with trying to stop a politically connected foreign mining magnate from building a backcountry lodge in Jasper National Park’s iconic wilderness.

Both books follow on the heels of the series’ title book, Dyed In The Green, set in Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia.

This is the first fiction series about Canada’s national parks and profiles the challenges facing these iconic special places and the people trying to protect them.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards will be presented to medalists on May 29th at the Copacabana Times Square in New York City.

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