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.”

~African proverb

2018 Winners

January ~ Marc Read   February ~ Nadine C. Keels     March ~ Maggie Zapp (Page Zaplendam)   April ~ No Award Given     May ~ Sarah Ashwood   June ~ Alex McGilvery

2017 Winners

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


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