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Deseret Book titles win awards at Great Southwest Book Festival

Published: Monday, Aug. 31 2015 12:40 p.m. MDT

"The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe" by Brandon Mull won the Great Southwest Book Festival's Children's Book category. (Shadow Mountain) "The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe" by Brandon Mull won the Great Southwest Book Festival's Children's Book category. (Shadow Mountain)

Several books published by Deseret Book, including its Shadow Mountain and Ensign Peak imprints, received awards at the recent Great Southwest Book Festival, including three that took top honors in their categories.

Brandon Mull’s “Candy Shop War: The Arcade Catastrophe” took the top spot in the Children’s Book category. Also in the Children’s Book category, Tyler Whitesides’ “Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy” received an honorable mention.

Winning the Spiritual category was “The God Who Weeps” by Terryl and Fiona Givens, which was published through Deseret Book’s Ensign Peak imprint.

Jacob T. Marley” by R. William Bennett won in the Wild Card category.

Julianne Donaldson’s historical novel “Edenbrooke” received an honorable mention in the Young Adult category. In the General Fiction category, Camron Wright’s “The Rent Collector” also received an honorable mention.

"Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy" by Tyler Whitesides received an honorable mention in the Great Southwest Book Festival's Children's Book category. (Shadow Mountain) "Janitors: Secrets of New Forest Academy" by Tyler Whitesides received an honorable mention in the Great Southwest Book Festival's Children's Book category. (Shadow Mountain)

Each category had a winner, a runner-up and then several honorable mentions.

The winners will be honored March 23 in New Orleans. For a list of winners, see the Festival’s website at www.greatsouthwestbookfestival.com.

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