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South Park authors win book awards

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Linda and Bernie Nagy's “Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide,” won two awards from the 2016 Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Book awards.

Local authors Linda and Bernie Nagy's "Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide" was a winner at the 2016 Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Book awards banquet on Aug. 20. The second edition of the wildflower guide won first place in Academic/Reference, Science and E-book Design and second Place in Illustrations.

The CIPA EVVY awards is one of the longest-running book awards competitions on the Indie publishing scene. It is sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association, along with the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF).

This is the second time that the "Rocky Mountain Wildflower Guide" was a CIPA EVVY winner. The first edition scored two first place awards and a Merit Award in 2014. The expanded second edition boasts over 270 varieties of wildflowers.

Linda and Bernie Nagy are retired from a direct marketing business and are now photographers and artists in South Park, Colorado. The couple has already published four books, including two award-winning photography coffee table books showing the beauty of South Park, a Park County history book, and the first edition of their "Rocky Mountain Wildflower Guide," all of which won several top book publishing awards.

"We believe the 'Rocky Mountain Wildflower Guide' is a great source with color coded pages, rounded corners, detailed information and as before, clear color photos," said Bernie in a statement, who did the photography as well as the cover and page design for the second edition.

Besides book publishing, Bernie is a media correspondent, travel writer, and lifelong press and nature photographer.

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"It took me several years of researching wildflowers and taking Colorado native plant courses to finally achieve the Colorado Flora Certificate last year and the Colorado Native Plant Master Certificate this year," said Linda, an author, artist and graphic designer.

The expanded second edition of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers is available through HighCountryArtworks.com, numerous book and gift retailers in Colorado, and also on Amazon.com. An e-Book version is also available on Amazon's Kindle store, Barnes & Noble Nook, iBooks and Kobo.