Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media is pleased to announce that Wendy Dewars Hughes has won 1st place in the INDIE Awards, Inspirational Romantic/Suspense Category (a division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Writing Contests).

Picking Up the Pieces by Wendy Dewars Hughes

 [Editor’s Note: This gripping novel is well-crafted, well-plotted and  suspenseful. It is not your typical “inspirational” novel. Hughes successfully blurs  genres with her well-honed story telling abilities. ]


Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Contests recognize outstanding books and manuscripts.

We are honored to announce the INDIE Awards First Place Blue Ribbon winning novels and their authors.

Each winning INDIE  novel was judged for the following qualities:

  • Compelling-ness of story
  • Professionalism of editing & formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of story-line
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing craft

CBR Blue Ribbon Award 1st Place category winners, Self-published Novels Division, will be awarded:

  • a CBR 1st Place Blue Ribbon embossed with the winning title’s name, author’s name and category
  • a Chanticleer Book Review Package
  • Digital CBR Blue Ribbons to use in online promotion

Book Sticker

  • 1st Place CBR adhesive stickers to use on books and in promotion
  • Goodies and promotional opportunities for the winning title and author
  • Automatically entered in CBR’s GRAND PRIZE annual awards contest 2013

For a full list of all winners, visit Chanticleer Book Reviews website at