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Award-Winning-Author Miguel Lopez de Leon Celebrates Five Top Honors for his Two Latest Novels

“It Took Billy,” and “Babble Magic,” the latest releases from award-winning-author Miguel Lopez de Leon, recently received multiple awards from The Eric Hoffer Book Awards and the Reader Views Literary Awards programs.

Author Wins Four Literary Awards for His Latest Young Adult Fantasy Novels

 

Miguel Lopez de Leon is honored with four awards from two different literary awards programs for “The Light Dweller” and “The Covens of Elmeeria,” his latest fantasy novels for teens and young adults. 

Award-Winning Novelist Takes Home Double Honors in Literary Awards Competition

Author Miguel Lopez de Leon is the recipient of awards for two of his young adult fantasy novels in the 2017-2018 Reader Views Literary Awards.

⭐ My fantasy novel, Blue Cloak Warrior, is on the cover of the August 31, 2020 issue of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Magazine! The magazine is available now in both print and digital formats. Publishers Weekly, published since 1872, is known as "The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling." Miguel Lopez de Leon

⭐ REPOSTED from @kidsneedtoread: "We were so excited to receive 200 copies of BLUE CLOAK WARRIOR from author Miguel Lopez de Leon. Mr. de Leon is incredibly generous with his books, and we are ecstatic to be able to provide his latest to the kids." Kids Need to Read provides inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States. Miguel Lopez de Leon

😄📚 Presenting the front and back of my new bookmarks! To commemorate my newest fantasy novel, Blue Cloak Warrior. Miguel Lopez de Leon

Introducing my 10th fantasy novel, Blue Cloak Warrior! Miguel Lopez de Leon

Miguel Lopez de Leon

It Took Billy is listed in the April 6, 2020 issue of Publishers Weekly Magazine!

😄📚 Thank you to "Kids Need to Read" for their Insta post! @kidsneedtoread is an awesome organization that provides inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. For more info, check out their website @ kidsneedtoread.org Miguel Lopez de Leon

📚😄 So happy to donate/ship new copies of my fantasy novels to "Kids Need to Read," @kidsneedtoread, a great organization that provides inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children. For more info, check out their website @ kidsneedtoread.org Miguel Lopez de Leon

⭐ Thank you to Vroman's Bookstore for inviting me to be part of their "Local Author Day!" I had a great time speaking about my work, being part of the author panel, and having a book signing for my dark fantasy novel, It Took Billy. Miguel Lopez de Leon

📚 Looking forward to the book signing for my dark fantasy novel, It Took Billy! Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 4pm. Vroman's Bookstore - 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101. Miguel Lopez de Leon

😄📚🎪 Thank you to everyone who supported my booth at the 2019 L.A. Comic Con! Booth # 837. October 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center! L.A. Comic Con is L.A.'s biggest comics, fantasy, gaming, sci-fi, horror and pop culture event! Last year, L.A. Comic Con had over 106,000 attendees! Miguel Lopez de Leon

My booth at the 2019 L.A. Comic Con! Booth # 837. October 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center! L.A. Comic Con is L.A.'s biggest comics, fantasy, gaming, sci-fi, horror and pop culture event! Last year, L.A. Comic Con had over 106,000 attendees! Miguel Lopez de Leon

Babble Magic is on the cover of the September 2, 2019 issue of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY magazine! Available now! Miguel Lopez de Leon

📚😄 The Covens of Elmeeria was NUMBER ONE on the Amazon Best Sellers List for Fairy Tale Fantasy!

😄📚 My fantasy books, It Took Billy, Babble Magic, and The Covens of Elmeeria, are now being sold in VROMAN'S BOOKSTORES in Pasadena! Vroman's Bookstores (Since 1894) are the oldest and largest independent bookstores in Southern California. Locations: ⭐Vroman's on Colorado Blvd: 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 ⭐Vroman's in Hastings Ranch: 3729 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 Miguel Lopez de Leon

😄📚 My fantasy book, The Light Dweller, is now being sold in VROMAN'S BOOKSTORES in Pasadena! Vroman's Bookstores (Since 1894) are the oldest and largest independent bookstores in Southern California. Locations: ⭐Vroman's on Colorado Blvd: 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101 ⭐Vroman's in Hastings Ranch: 3729 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107 Miguel Lopez de Leon

News coverage from ABC 7!

Great Articles in USA TODAY and CHANNEL 2 NEWS!

2019 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARDS: IT TOOK BILLY: -FINALIST (Commercial Fiction Category) Miguel Lopez de Leon

2019 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARDS: BABBLE MAGIC: -WON FIRST RUNNER-UP! (Science Fiction & Fantasy Category) -GRAND PRIZE AWARD FINALIST! (Short List) Miguel Lopez de Leon

My booth at the 2019 L.A. Times Festival of Books! April 13 & 14 at the USC campus, Los Angeles. 😄📚🎪 Miguel Lopez de Leon

Thank you to everyone who supported my booth at the 2019 L.A. Times Festival of Books! April 13 & 14 at the USC campus, Los Angeles. 😄📚🎪 Miguel Lopez de Leon

It Took Billy is listed in the April 8, 2019 issue of Publishers Weekly Magazine!

2019 Reader Views Award Certificates for It Took Billy and Babble Magic.

2018-2019 READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS: It Took Billy: SECOND-PLACE WINNER! (Horror Category) Babble Magic: Won HONORABLE MENTION! (Teen Category) Miguel Lopez de Leon

A big THANK YOU to everyone for all your support with the ongoing "It Took Billy" book promotions! Miguel Lopez de Leon

Presenting the front and back of my new bookmarks! To commemorate my newest dark fantasy novel, It Took Billy. Miguel Lopez de Leon

The book tour for It Took Billy has officially begun! Miguel Lopez de Leon

A big THANK YOU to @mrs_smith8374 for sharing her pictures of the beautiful quilt her mom made her, featuring all of her favorite books... including the first edition of Book One of my Galadria trilogy! So honored!!! Miguel Lopez de Leon

😀🎥 Check out my new YouTube Channel "Miguel Lopez de Leon!" I share my experiences as a fantasy novelist, and cover everything from choosing story ideas, writing outlines, editing manuscripts, and even "Day in the Life of an Author" videos!

Thank you to everyone for all your support with the ongoing Babble Magic book promotions! Miguel Lopez de Leon

Thank you to everyone who supported the Los Angeles book launch of Babble Magic! Miguel Lopez de Leon

The book tour for Babble Magic has officially begun! Miguel Lopez de Leon

The Light Dweller was a FINALIST at the 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards! Miguel Lopez de Leon

Silver Medal Award Seals for the 2017-2018 Nautilus Book Awards! Miguel Lopez de Leon

The Light Dweller and The Covens of Elmeeria were each awarded a SILVER MEDAL at THE 2017-2018 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS! (Middle Grade Fiction Category)

Reader Views Award Certificate for The Light Dweller.

Reader Views Award Certificate for The Covens of Elmeeria.

THE LIGHT DWELLER won SECOND PLACE at the 2017-2018 READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS! (Fantasy Category) Miguel Lopez de Leon

THE COVENS OF ELMEERIA won SECOND PLACE at the 2017-2018 READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS! (Young Adult Fiction Category) Miguel Lopez de Leon

The Covens of Elmeeria is featured in the Sept. 15, 2017 issue of Booklist Magazine! Booklist Magazine is a publication of the American Library Association, and is the premier review source used by tens of thousands of librarians across the country to purchase titles for their collections. Miguel Lopez de Leon

Thank you to everyone who supported the Los Angeles book launch of The Light Dweller! Miguel Lopez de Leon

The book tour for The Light Dweller has officially begun! Miguel Lopez de Leon

Thank You To Everyone Involved In My 2015 Virtual Book Tour! Miguel Lopez de Leon

Thank you to all those who attended the GALADRIA book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Manhattan Beach, California! Miguel Lopez de Leon

I visited the El Segundo Middle School Writer's Club, and spoke to students about my GALADRIA Fantasy Book Trilogy! El Segundo, California. Miguel Lopez de Leon

I visited the Barnes & Noble in Chino Hills, California, for the signing of Book One of my fantasy trilogy, Galadria : Peter Huddleston & The Rites of Passage. Miguel Lopez de Leon

Had a great time visiting Willowbrook Middle School, and speaking to students about my novel, Galadria: Peter Huddleston & The Rites of Passage. Los Angeles, California. Miguel Lopez de Leon

My television interview on "Kababayan LA!" Had a fun time talking about my books! Los Angeles, California. Miguel Lopez de Leon

My GALADRIA Fantasy Book Trilogy was accepted into the Malacanan Presidential Museum & Library collection. I was also awarded with a Certificate of Appreciation. Miguel Lopez de Leon

On the cover of Zee Magazine (Vol.13, #4)! Miguel Lopez de Leon

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I visited the Barnes & Noble in Chino Hills, California, for the signing of Book One of my fantasy trilogy, Galadria : Peter Huddleston & The Rites of Passage. Miguel Lopez de Leon