Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media is pleased to announce that Donna D. Fontenot has won 1st place in the INDIE Awards, Murder/Suspense Category (a division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Writing Contests).


The Grave Blogger by Donna D. Fontenot

[Editor’s Note: Nothing like a murder mystery story set in a small town in the Deep South. Find yourself transported.]

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 Award 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