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5/24/13 04:02PM

Clearwater Authors Receive National Recognition from the National Indie Excellence Aw

Richard R. Dimmitt, C.E.O. of the Dimmitt Automotive Group in Clearwater and award winning author, Tom McQueen, were honored by the National Indie Excellence Awards in Los Angeles for their book, Servant Hearts: The Legacy of the Dimmitt Automotive Group (Xulon Press, 2012).

Los Angeles, CA -- The Sixth Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized Servant Hearts: The Legacy of the Dimmitt Automotive Group (Xulon Press, 2012) by Richard R. Dimmitt with Tom McQueen in the category of Business-Entrepreneurship & Small Business as a Finalist.

This national award, based in Los Angeles, CA is open to all English language books including small presses, university presses, independent publishers and self-published authors. Works published in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 were eligible for consideration.

The competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.

Servant Hearts is a non-fiction work that traces the legacy of the Dimmitt family and their mission to improve the lives of their employees, their customers, and their community. Richard R. Dimmitt is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dimmitt Automotive Group. As a third generation Dimmitt family automobile dealer, he has owned and operated successful dealerships for over thirty years. Mr. Dimmitt has won numerous Master Dealer Awards in addition to being recognized in the community for his countless charitable endeavors.

Tom McQueen is a three-time book author award winner having won an Angel Award and a Nautilus Award  for Letters to Ethan: A Grandfather’s Legacy of Life & Love (Seraphina Press, 2010).

Servant Hearts will be featured at the BookExpoAmerica (BEA) in New York City over the Memorial Day weekend.

“We appreciate you; we applaud you and thank you for your great work. You are contributing to make independent publishing a great sector in the literary community,” said Ellen Reid, President of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards.

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