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 July ~ Annie Douglass Lima | August ~ Jess Elliott | September ~ Laura Hile | October ~ Loretta Livingstone | November ~ Jane Lebak
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 | Jessica Martinez
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