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.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”
January ~ Marc Read February ~ Nadine C. Keels March ~ Maggie Zapp (Page Zaplendam) April ~ No Award Given May ~ Sarah Ashwood June ~ Alex McGilvery
January ~ Robert Goluba February ~ Tara Ellis March ~ Dianne Astle April ~ Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick May ~ Richard Houston June ~ Linda Lee July ~ Valerie Howard August ~ Bokerah Brumley September ~ RJ Conte October ~ Julie Gilbert November ~ J. Philip Horne December ~ Sarah Johnson
January ~ Victorine Lieske February ~ Tamie Dearen March ~ Joel D Canfield April ~ Heidi Lyn Burke May ~ Deborah Garner June ~ Steve Mathisen July ~ Lars Hedbor August ~ Laura VanArendonk Baugh September ~ Katy Huth Jones October ~ Audrey Rich November ~ Liwen Ho December ~ Ines Bautista-Yao