Colorado Noir Wins Gold Award for Best Fiction

Rhyolite Press


Rhyolite Press is pleased to announce:

 It was a standing room only crowd at the twentieth annual Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association (CIPA) awards ceremony in Denver on Saturday the 23rd of August 2014.  There, Colorado Springs author John Dwaine McKenna was awarded Top Honors for his latest book, Colorado Noir, which garnered a Gold award for ‘Best Mystery Fiction, 2014; a Silver award for ‘Best Literary Fiction, 2014’—no gold award given based on a strict points system—and a Bronze award for ‘Best Printing, 2014’.

“These three awards, plus the Silver Medal for ‘Best Mystery/Cozy/Noir Fiction’ by the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) in Traverse City, Michigan, makes Colorado Noir the most honored, thoroughly judged and well-vetted publication in our company’s history,” said, Lora L. Brown, the spokesperson for Rhyolite Press LLC, who added “and we are very, very proud of our talented author John Dwaine McKenna, who is now getting the recognition he so richly deserves.”

Colorado Noir consists of ten stories and a novella that are a walk on the wild side of America’s most controversial city: Colorado Springs, Colorado.  It’s crime fiction at its best.


Colorado Noir
ISBN 978-0-9896763-0-4

Available in bookstores and online everywhere, or purchase directly from the publisher, Rhyolite Press.


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