Chanticleer Book Reviews is pleased to announce that Rain Shine Secrets by Alice T. Robb  has won 1st place in the INDIE Manuscript Awards Division,  Mainstream category (INDIE is a division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Writing Contests).

Rain Shine Secrets by Alice T. Robb

[Editor’s Note: Rain Shine Secrets is a brilliant work of fiction that reflects our contemporary society.  Robb masterfully intertwines the past and present, streams of consciousness, and the lives of Rain Shine Secrets  vivid characters. ]

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 manuscripts and their authors.

Each winning INDIE  manuscript 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

The INDIE  Writing Competition Prizes – Unpublished & Manuscripts Division

First Place Winners in each category will win a Chanticleer Manuscript Overview Package (valued at $ 325.00) .  All first place winners will be automatically entered into the CBR Grand Prize Writing Competition for CBR’s Best Manuscripts of 2013.  All winners’ works will be considered by Cloudberry Press (with author’s approval, of course) for publication.

Or winning authors may elect to have their works reviewed when it is published in galley form (pre-press) or after publication.Published manuscripts winners are welcome to enter any CBR Published Novels Division contests upon publication.

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