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 ~ 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


2016 Winners

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