Double Edge Press Title Nominated for Prestigious DWAA 2007 Maxwell Award

December 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Ceilidh’s Quest, a Double Edge Press title by Gail MacMillan, has received a nomination for the DWAA’s (Dog Writer’s Association of America) prestigious Maxwell Award.

The DWAA has been around since 1935 and was born in the Westminster Kennel Club’s meeting room. Its writing competition is world famous and receives thousands of entries each year. MacMillan has had the honor of having the Maxwell Award bestowed upon her twice for previous works. If her 2007 nomination concludes with a win, it will be her third Medal.

Ceilidh’s Quest is MacMillan’s fourteenth published book. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the North Shore Writers Literary Competition (Vancouver, BC) in 2006 for her essay Promise Pending which was later aired nationally on CBC Radio. Her short story A Chance to Care received honorary mention in the Christian Writers Literary Contest (Edmonton, Alberta). One judge described her writing as reminiscent of "Where the Red Fern Grows" and "Old Yeller". Her most previous Maxwell Award was for her dog book Biography of a Beagle which won Best in the Fiction Category at the DWAA in New York in 2002.

Her work has appeared in Outdoor Canada, Saltscapes, Eastern Woods and Waters, Gun Dog, Dogs in Canada, Dog World, Dog Fancy, Camping Canada, Canadian Yachting, Seaports and the Shipping World, Dogs USA, Reader’s Digest Travel Books, The Retriever Journal, and Just Labs as well as a number of other publications.

She signed on with Double Edge Press in 2006 and Ceilidh’s Quest was subsequently released in February 2007. She has an additional title under option with the publisher which is expected to be picked up and released in 2008.

Rebecca Melvin, CEO of Double Edge Press comments on the DWAA nomination, “I’m not surprised. Her work is beautiful, engrossing and really touches the heart. We were happy to add her work to our catalog and anticipate having many years of collaboration with her.”

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