Encinitas-based author, Edward Cozza, has tied for Gold top honors, besting Silver and Bronze in the Best Regional Fiction – West Pacific category in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards for his book Nowhere Yet. From a total of 5,000 entries, only around 350 received accolades in this year’s IPPY awards. The novel also received first place for cover design and is a fiction finalist for the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards.

“There are so many people to thank for their support, encouragement and advice, however, credit for the book’s success goes to my characters Grant, Rex, Annie and Kat who wanted clear and distinct voices. More than that, they wanted to escape from my cluttered head, and get out to walk around a while,” said Edward.

For more information on Nowhere Yet, visit www.edwardcozzawriter.com.