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For Immediate Release:


June 1, 2019 – Jennifer L. Armentrout, a New York Times and International bestselling author, announced the winners of the 2019 annual IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDAs) at Book Expo America (BEA)/Book Con, a major trade show in New York City. Three Days in Ashford by Ty Tracey won in the Horror category.

IndieReader launched the IRDAs in order to help worthy indie authors get the attention of top indie professionals, with the goal of reaching more readers. Noted Amy Edelman, founder of IR, "The books that won the IRDAs this year are not just great indie books; they are great books, period. We hope that our efforts via the IRDAs ensure that they receive attention from the people who matter most. Potential readers."

Sponsors for the awards include Amazon, IngramSpark and Kirkus. Judges included notable publishers, agents, publicists and bloggers. Three Days in Ashford is described by IndieReader reviewers as  "An imaginative tale that delves into an ungodly realm, Three Days in Ashford will thrill and fascinate readers that enjoy supernatural narratives shrouded with mystery."

"I am thrilled with this award and recognition. As my first published novel, it's really exciting to receive such praise from the respected indie community," says Ty Tracey. "Three Days in Ashford was a monumental effort, conceived of through a lifetime of experiences and a lot of painstaking research. It couldn't have become the novel it is today with the people around me in support of that effort. To everyone who chipped in and everyone at IndieReader who reviewed and selected my book... a million times, thank you!."

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