This past Saturday, May 9, I attended the annual Arizona book awards presented by the Arizona Book Publishers Association. The event was held on the top floor of the Chase Tower in downtown Phoenix and was attended by about 80 people. I am happy to report that my books won three first place awards and my publisher, the Grand Canyon Association, won a special award for Excellence in Publishing. Here is the group's web site announcing the awards.
"Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau," co-authored with Ron Blakey won a Glyph Award in the Science/Environment category. "Images," co-authored with Jack Dykinga and Charles Bowden won two Glyphs in the categories of Nature/Environment and Coffee Table/Large Format. These awards were judged by librarians across the state and book store managers who track interest in new books. The awards are significant because they highlight the interest that people have for readily accessible geologic information.
You can also follow this link to Lee Allison's blog for more information of the awards.
Here are the photo's.
A scene from the awards dinner. From left, Kathryn Conrad and Holly Schaffer, both of the University of Arizona Press, and Gwen Henson, the Executive Director of the Arizona Book Publishers Association.
Here I am with the first Glyph for "Images"
Helen Thompson accepted the award for "Ancient Landscapes" on behalf of the Grand Canyon Association
Wayne and Helen with two of the three trophies
Glyph Awards, 2009