News from the Square

IBPA logo  APSS logo
Two big wins for novelist Misko's newest, THE PATH OF THE WIND

Two big wins for novelist Misko's newest, THE PATH OF THE WIND

Posted: 2018/02/01   Source: Feathered Quill Book Awards (2018)

Garden City Park, NY: At a time when more authors are being published both inside and outside the trade book market than ever before, Jim Misko's recent first prize win is especially noteworthy. Starting the new year off right, Misko's newest novel The Path of the Wind  has  just won the Gold/1st Place award in the 2018 Feathered Quill  Book Awards Program for the Adult Fiction category.

This is the second time Misko has won the Feathered Quill award for his fiction—the first time was in 2016 when he was given the Feathered Quill Award for his acclaimed novel As All My Fathers Were  (which also won a Nebraska Book of the Year Award, the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, and the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Adult Fiction in 2015).

In addition to the recently won Feathered Quill, The Path of the Wind—which also took First Place Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival this past year—has also just taken the Grand Prize and First Place in General Fiction from the KindleBookPromos Book Contest for all books published in 2017.

The Path of the Wind is the fifth novel written by Misko since his debut work, For What He Could Become, was published in 2004. In its review, the Midwest Book Review declared Misko "a truly gifted novelist with a genuine flair for creating deftly created and memorable characters" while it recognized Path as "a consistently entertaining and highly recommended addition to community library General Fiction collections."

As much as Misko enjoys seeing his work positively reviewed and honored with awards, what matters most to him is his strong and always-growing fan base. Misko has appeared at more than 70 book signing events over the past few years in several cities across Alaska, California, and Nebraska. Events have taken place at an array of Barnes & Noble locations, along with "brick 'n mortar" stores; many CostCo and Sam's Club stores; WalGreen drugstores; and various airport bookstores across the US. This past year, Misko gave the Keynote Address and taught a writing workshop at the Southern California Writers Conference; and this coming April 2018, he will give another Keynote Address along with teaching another writing workshop at the Nebraska Writers Conference.

Never one to let the time pass too idly, Misko is already hard at work on his sixth novel (tentative title: Tomorrow Is My Day).

The Path of the Wind, along with Mr. Misko's other four novels, is now available wherever books are sold.