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Alumna wins bronze medal at International book award

Alumna Rachel Churcher is celebrating after winning a bronze medal in the 2021 Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest for her novel, 'Battle Ground'.
30 Sep 2021
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Rachel with her winner's medal
Rachel with her winner's medal

The Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest is based in the US, but open to authors from all over the world. Battle Ground took the bronze medal in the Young Adult – Action category.

This isn’t the first time Rachel’s novel has won an international prize. In 2020, Battle Ground was awarded a bronze medal in the UK-based Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

‘I’m thrilled to receive another bronze medal for Battle Ground’, said Rachel. ‘I started writing the series in 2017 as a reaction to the Brexit vote, and it is wonderful to discover that readers are connecting with my characters, and with the story.’

The first book in the Battle Ground series follows sixteen-year-old schoolgirl Bex Ellman as she is recruited into an army she doesn’t support and a cause she doesn’t believe in. She plans to keep her head down, and keep herself and her friends safe – until she witnesses an atrocity she can’t ignore, and a government conspiracy that threatens lives all over the UK. With her loyalties challenged, Bex must decide who to fight for – and who to leave behind. The first in a seven-part series, Battle Ground is a Young Adult dystopia set in a totalitarian UK, after Brexit and Scottish Independence. 

Battle Ground is available from all good bookshops in paperback, or from Amazon for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. There is more information on the Battle Ground series at tallerbooks.com.

YA Action medal winners: https://readersfavorite.com/2021-award-contest-winners.htm#YA-Action 

Battle Ground: https://bookawards.com/book-award/battle-ground 


 

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