5 September 2014

HNS Indie Award 2014 - The Results

The Four Indie Award Finalists Were:
judged by Elizabeth Chadwick

1. Jacobites' Apprentice by David Ebsworth

2. A Gift for the Magus by Linda Proud 
3. The Subtlest Soul by Virginia Cox
4  Samoa by J. Robert Shaffer

and the winners:

Winner : Virginia Cox
The Subtlest Soul

Runner up : Linda Proud
A Gift for the Magus

To the two finalists who were not selected - it is a huge achievement 
to make the finalist list as the standard was very high

Thank you to our judges, 
Elizabeth Chadwick and Orna Ross
and to 
Orna Ross and Geri Clouston of Indie B.R.A.G. 
for sponsoring our prizes

and thank you to the HNS for supporting Indie writers

full report on Elizabeth's Blog HERE


  1. My well-deserved congratulations to Virginia and Linda. What a thrill it must be.

    And many thanks to you, Helen, and the other energetic HNS/Award organizers/reviewers/judges. Having been included in that enviable literary lot for at least a time was so encouraging, to say the least. You must know how appreciative everyone surely is of your dedication to us Indies (especially since you are one of us; and such an astoundingly prolific one).

    I look forward to staying in touch.

  2. Great work, Helen - thank you so much for all the hard work you have done to pioneer this award, which I'm sure will be highly sought after and much valued for many years to come. Just a shame you can't actually win it yourself - but hey, it'll give the others a better chance! ;) Great to have such generous support from Geri, Elizabeth and Orna too. A really important development for indie authors everywhere, historical novelists or not. Well done.

    1. Thanks Debbie - yes I am a bit miffed that I can't enter LOL!


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