This just in from Linda Godfrey:
"How often does a book on strange and anomalous things win any sort of prize or public acknowledgment? I was pleasantly astonished to learn last week that Strange Wisconsin: More Badger State Weirdness was awarded a bronze medal in the 2008 IPPY's (Independent Publishers annual Best Book Awards) in the Great Lakes Regional non-fiction category."
"According to their Web site, http://www.independentpublisher.com/ - '2008 Independent Publisher Regional Book Awards - These regional ³IPPYs² were designed to spotlight the best regional titles from around North America. Over 600 entries were received from across the U.S. and Canada. Books were judged alongside books for and about their regions only, based on their quality and regional significance.'"
About the book: Strange Wisconsin: More Badger State Weirdness, by Linda S. Godfrey was published byTrails Books, Madison, Wisconsin. It features lavish, full-color photos and illustrations of everything strange about Wisconsin from legends of goat men and pig people to cemetery tales, haunted places, artistically blessed properties, roadside attractions and offbeat historical characters. Reports of unknown creatures like the Beast of Bray Road, Bigfoot, Man Bat of LaCrosse and others, are in abundance as Godfrey's forte.
Good one, Linda!