Boston-area Author Receives National Recognition


honor-shiny-web(Massachusetts) – This week the 6th Annual International Beverly Hills Book Awards recognized Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night by Rick Felty of Natick as the winner of the Picture Book for 4-8 year old category for 2017.

Experts from all book industry disciplines, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters, judge this competition. They selected award winners and finalists based on overall excellence.

Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night is the latest in the Tabitha Fink children’s picture book series, written and illustrated for early readers. Tabitha Fink is a cat with one eye who loves to explore. Her adventures teach children about self-esteem as well as self-confidence when confronting new and unfamiliar situations.

“This particular Tabitha Fink book was written to help give kids confidence when dealing with a fear of the dark and the unknown,” said Felty. “Tabitha is a fun series to write, and I’m excited to say that there is another on the way very soon.”

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honor-shiny-webReader’s Favorite recognizes “Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night” in its annual international book award contest.

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured TabithaFinkNinja17x10_Color_30 V3 copythousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night” by Rick Felty won the Honorable Mention in the Children – Grade K-3rd category.

One of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet Readers’ Favorite has earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 120+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

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You can learn more about Rick Felty and “Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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