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Pre 1750 Historical Fiction AwardWe are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2018 Chaucer Book Awards at the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference and the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards ceremony. This year’s ceremony and banquet were held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the Hotel Bellwether by beautiful Bellingham Bay, Wash.

We want to thank all of those who entered and participated in the  2018 Chaucer Book Awards for Pre-1750s Historical Fiction, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards.

Carol Cram, the author of The Towers of Tuscany announced the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 CHAUCER Book Awards for Historical Fiction (CIBAs),  announced the CHAUCER Award Winners at the Chanticleer International Book Awards Banquet and Ceremony.

 PublishDrive and Hindenburg Systems awarded additional prizes to the 2018 CHAUCER  Book Award winners. Thank you!

Congratulations to the 2018 CHAUCER Book Awards for Pre-1750s Historical Fiction First in Category Winners

  • Rebels against Tyranny: Civil War in the Crusader States by Helena P. Schrader
  • Mistress of Legend Book 3 by Nicole Evelina
  • Michael – Book Three of  The Triptych Chronicle by Prue Batten
  • Pelsaert’s Nightmare by Gregory Hansen
  • Under the Approaching Dark by Anna Belfrage
  • Stone Circle by Kate Murdoch 
  •  David & Avshalom — Life and Death in the Forest of Angels by Bernard Mann

And now for the CHAUCER Book Awards  GRAND PRIZE WINNER for Pre-1750s Historic Fiction

The SERPENT and The EAGLE  by Edward Rickford took home the CHAUCER Book Awards Grand Prize Blue Ribbon

An email will go out to all First Place Category Winners and Grand Prize Winners with more information, the timing of awarded reviews, links to digital badges, and more before May 31st, 2019 (approximately four weeks after the awards ceremony). Please look for it in your email inbox.

When we receive the digital photographs from the Official CAC19 professional photographer, Dwayne Rogge of Photo Treehouse, we will post the CHAUCER award winners on this page.

Click here for the link to the 2018 CHAUCER Semi-Finalists.

This post will be updated with photos and more information. Please do visit it again!

The deadline for submissions into the 2019 Chaucer Book Awards is June 30, 2019 Midnight (PST).

Our next Chanticleer International Book Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2020, for the 2019 CIBA winners. Enter your book or manuscript in a contest today!

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