BILLINGS, MONTANA -
After the review of a record number of nominated books, 19 finalists have been chosen for 7 categories in the 2012 High Plains Book Awards. Over the past two months, local volunteer book enthusiasts have read and scored books. The books are now under review by published regional authors, who will select the final winners, based on both the quality of writing and the book’s contribution to the understanding of life on the High Plains.
Three of the books nominated are finalists in two categories, and two previous High Plains Book Award winners – Linda Hasselstrom and Craig Lancaster – are among the finalists. The authors come from eleven different states – Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming, as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Winners in each category will receive a $500 cash prize.
To read about the finalists and for further information, please visit Montana’s High Plains Book Award site.