The Engine Woman’s Light by Laurel Anne Hill receives first place for best science fiction novel at the San Francisco Book Festival. Hill also receives first place in the National Indie Excellence Awards in the Steampunk Category.

The San Francisco Book Festival competition considers books of many categories and genres. A panel of experts judged the novels based on the author’s passion for telling a good story and potential to reach a wide audience. Hill’s novel, The Engine Woman’s Light,was chosen winner of the Science Fiction Category and runner-up in the Young Adult and Wild Card Categories.

The Engine Woman’s Light also won the National Indie Excellence (NIEA) first place award in the Steampunk Category. NIEA is a contest to celebrate a range of titles in print from independent, university and self-publishers. The NIEA celebrates independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. The Engine Woman’s Light is recognized for its excellent form and content.

Author Laurel Anne Hill is honored to receive recognition by both competitions, “I’m grateful to receive the San Francisco Book Festival and the National Indie Excellence awards. It’s an honor to receive recognition for my work and I’m thankful for the judges and experts who appreciate my book.”

The Engine Woman’s Light is highly recognized by other prestigious awards including:

  • 2017 Independent Press Gold Award: Steampunk
  • Kirkus Star (Young Adult)
  • Kirkus Best 100 Indie Books 2017
  • Kirkus Best 6 Indie Teen Books 2017
  • Chanticleer Ozma Award Fantasy (First in Category) 2017

The Engine Woman’s Light, an alternate nineteenth-century California, where ghosts meet steampunk and the horrifying Mendoza family rules. Family bonds are immortal and live beyond the grave, but with love comes anger. Learn more about The Engine Woman’s Light.

LAUREL ANNE HILL grew up in San Francisco, with more dreams of adventure than good sense or money. Her close brushes with death, love of family, respect for honor and belief in a higher power continue to influence her writing and life.