Jennifer Irwin’s, A Dress the Color of the Moon, Wins Top Prize in 2022 Book Excellence Awards

July 01 10:22 2022
Jennifer Irwin’s, A Dress the Color of the Moon, Wins Top Prize in 2022 Book Excellence Awards
A Dress the Color of the Moon is recognized for its outstanding writing, design and overall market appeal out of thousands of books submitted.

A Dress the Color of the Moon by Jennifer Irwin is the sequel to Irwin’s masterful debut, A Dress the Color of the Sky. A universal story of redemption, the book follows addict, Prue Aldrich, as she leaves rehab determined to mend broken relationships and find strength in the unlikeliest of people.

A Dress the Color of the Moon was named a Winner in the Addiction and Recovery category of the 2022 Book Excellence Awards. Dedicated to recognizing both independent and traditionally published authors, previous Winners and Finalists have been New York Times’ best-sellers, spoken at the United Nations and TEDx, and have had their books optioned by movie studios.

This is my second novel to win a Book Excellence Award. I had a great experience when my debut novel won this prestigious award and was impressed by the impact the award had on my book’s success. It is also a great feeling to have your work recognized as standing out among other books in the genre,” said author, Jennifer Irwin. Irwin’s first book, A Dress the Color of the Sky, was met with widespread critical acclaim and readers wanted more. Irwin’s motivation for writing the sequel was to pick up where the first book left off. “My readers wanted to know how Prue fared in the world after a five-week stint in rehab. My hope is that readers will come to better understand the challenges faced by those in addiction recovery.”

A Dress the Color of the Moon tracks the rocky, sometimes disastrous path of addiction recovery that people experience in a very real, raw and honest way. The book showcases how Prue and her friends face the demons of their pasts and accept the fearful uncertainty that comes with living life on your own two feet. Readers will gain insight into how a recovering addict picks up the pieces of their life post rehab and experience the recovery process through a variety of lenses and character viewpoints. Almost everyone has experience with addiction—either directly or indirectly—and this book beautifully creates space and understanding for the idea of progress not perfection. With her work, Irwin’s hope is to help those suffering from addiction find the help and treatment they need to live the healthy and fulfilled life they deserve.

A Dress the Color of the Moon has received positive reviews from some of the most well-renowned publishing executives and reviewers around the world. Billy Summers from Kirkus Reviews said, “All readers will enjoy Jennifer Irwin’s writing skills: her use of humor, pathos, and dialogue evokes such strong emotional, mental, and spiritual responses.”

A Dress the Color of the Moon is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores. For a limited time, readers also have the chance to win 1 of 10 paperback copies of A Dress the Color of the Moon, along with a personalized one-of-a-kind t-shirt that has the name of your favorite character in the DRESS series. Readers are invited to learn more at:

About the Author

Jennifer Irwin’s debut novel, A Dress the Color of the Sky, was published in 2017. A Dress the Color of the Sky has received rave reviews, won seven book awards, and been optioned for a feature film.

Jennifer’s short stories have appeared in numerous literary publications including California’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction.

The stand-alone sequel, A Dress the Color of the Moon, was released in October 2021, and has received widespread critical acclaim.

Jennifer has three grown sons, resides in Los Angeles, and is represented by Prentis Literary.

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