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The Independent Publisher announced recently the winners of their annual  IPPY Awards.Independent Publishers IPPY Awards. "Shanghaied" by David Collins won a silver medal in the Young Adult category.

Shanghaied by David Collins was awarded a silver medal in the Young Adult Fiction category.

David Collns, author of Shanghaied" at Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) booth at recent LA Book Festival.

David Collins in Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) booth at the recent annual Los Angeles Book Festival.

Whittaker family in the Cayman Islands

The Bo’sun’s family, daughter Winsome, son Macki and Clyde, his grandchildren, sister and other relatives with David Collins signing his book Shanghaied.

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society at the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.GLAWSGLAWS and LA Times Festival of books.

The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) is proud to present a talented slate of almost thirty authors in Booths 970 at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 21 & 22, 2012. Hours are Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm.

The event will be held at University of Southern California.

David Collins to appear at the LA Times Festival of Books and will sign copies of  Shanghaied on Saturday from 2 to 4 pm and on Sunday from 12:30 to 3 pm.

"Shanghaied" has been named Finalist in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award.

Shanghaied by David Paul Collins named Finalsit in ForeWord Book of the Year.

“ForeWord‘s Book of the Year Awards program was designed for bookseller and librarians to share in the process of discovering distinctive books across a number of genres with judgments based on their own authority and on patron interests. After months of winnowing down the award finalists’ list, the editors at ForeWord are confident in their selections, and our judges agree, saying this year’s titles are the best they’ve seen!”

Please visit Shanghaied page on ForeWord Reviews.

Winners will be announced Saturday, June 23, 2012 at
The American Library Association Conference and Exhibition
in Anaheim, CA.

Orman Whittaker family

(L to R Seated) Author, Mrs. Gwen Whittaker (Standing) Mackie Whittaker, Winsome Hill and Clyde Whittaker

On Grand Cayman Island, the author meets the children and widow of Bo’sun Orman Whittaker in whose memory
is dedicated. In the book, Whittaker is known as Manor Nelson and the author is called Jack Sligo.

Barry Morrow and David Collins, author of "Shanghaied"

“Rain Man” Academy Award winner and Emmy winning screen writer Barry Morrow likes Shanghaied


Author David Collins will sign copies of his novel Shanghaied on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  The event will be held at Currie Management Consultants, 292 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA

Refreshments will be served.    For information and reservations call 508-752-9229

 Book available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers,  541D Lincoln Street, Worcester or on

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