Instituted in January of 2016 and named in memory of CIR Admin Team member, Jessica Strong, this is a monthly recognition of a Clean Indie Reads author who has given outstanding service to others within the writing community. Clean Indie Reads is much more than a book blog. It is a family ~ a network of people with wide-ranging experience in the independent publishing world. We watch out for each other, and that’s what makes CIR unique. The recipients of this award are chosen by the Admin Team. We observe the ongoing threads and take note of who is in there regularly helping in some way. They are people who volunteered their efforts and energy without recompense, showing a wonderful, unselfish spirit of unity, thus adding to the strength of CIR.

Please take the time to click on the names of the recipients. You’ll learn how they helped CIR and find ways to connect with them, whether you’re an avid reader or a fellow author.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”

~African proverb


January 2017 ~ Robert Goluba

February 2017 ~ Tara Ellis

March 2017 ~ Dianne Astle

April 2017 ~ Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick

May 2017 ~ Richard Houston

June 2017 ~ Linda Lee

July 2017 ~ Valerie Howard

August 2017 ~ Bokerah Brumley

2016 Winners

January 2016 ~ Victorine Lieske

February 2016 ~ Tamie Dearen

March 2016 ~ Joel D Canfield

April 2016 ~ Heidi Lyn Burke

May 2016 ~ Deborah Garner

June 2016 ~ Steve Mathisen

July 2016 ~ Lars Hedbor

August 2016 ~ Laura VanArendonk Baugh

September 2016 ~ Katy Huth Jones

October 2016 ~ Audrey Rich

November 2016 ~ Liwen Ho

December 2016 ~ Ines Bautista-Yao