The results are in!
news, The Happy Clam was just recognized as a Category Finalist in
the 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. A full listing of Category Finalists and all
award recipients are shown on the next two links.
“Schmidt has constructed a thought-provoking examination of what
produces happiness and how we can change our lives to widen our enjoyment and
effectiveness within our daily, individual spheres.”
Eric Hoffer Awards
Read the judge’s full
commentary in the US Review of Books:
2021 Readers Choice Awards
– Voting is now open!
The Happy Clam was just nominated for the 2021
Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing! Voting is open through Nov. 13, 2021.
vote for it at https://www.tckpublishing.com/2021-readers-choice-voting-page/
General Non-Fiction (page 5)
Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Award:
commentary from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin
Franklin Award Judges:
“This short, sweet book is like a long conversation with your really
smart best friend. The writing style is casual and funny and very
“I found this to be a very informative and uplifting book. It seems,
perhaps at first glance, a very simplified guide to life. However, the personal
insights shared, the failures and successes, the tips on how to find the
positive and even the recipes all add to make this a very good workbook for
“This book delves into the common areas of psychology and
spirituality, drawing cautiously from resources of both. The author’s viewpoint
is open-minded about all perspectives in these areas, in fact, the importance
of being open to all ideas is one of the themes of this book which is consistently
addressed. It is a particularly timely topic right now.”
more about the book here on Good Reads and see who else is reading it now:
forget to go back to the July 2020 blog for the book’s soundtrack!
The Happy Clam is out and
in time for the summer, the perfect beach read!
2021 Rosemary A. Schmidt
Schmidt is the author of The Happy Clam
(Gainline Press, 2020), and Go Forward,
Support! The Rugby of Life (Gainline Press, 2004). The views expressed
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