Thursday, November 17, 2011

Muted Grey Earns Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

RAPID CITY, SD - The North American Bookdealers Exchange (NABE) has selected their Fall 2011 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winners. Included in the list of this year's award recipients is author, Dianna L. Young, for her book, Muted Grey. Muted Grey was selected to be honored in the category of Best Fiction Books. Each year, for the past 27 years, the NABE presents some of the finest books published by their members.

"It's an honor to be recognized by NABE. It has been an incredible experience to see how well Muted Grey has been received. I am humbled to be a recipient of this award and thrilled to know that Muted Grey has been met with such a positive response." said author, Dianna Young.

Muted Grey has received rave reviews from experts within the literary community.

Fresh Fiction had this to say about Muted Grey: "Deeply impacting and shocking in its sincerity--your very beliefs will be shaken to the core after reading this novel.
My first read through Muted Grey left me riveted in my seat! I found that the more I [thought] about the meaning of this novel, the more I wanted to read it again. And I did. Now two days later I find that my thoughts keep drifting back to Muted Grey.
This may be one of the best books I have read this year. -- Dianna Young has done a remarkable job of shocking my beliefs and has clearly left her mark on the literature world."
Book Reviews Weekly said of Muted Grey, " [A] highly engaging tale of how people's choices affect their lives and their happiness. The plot will bring you in and keep you reading until the very last page. Muted Grey is the first novel from Dianna Young, and by all means a great first book that will likely be followed by many more."
Midwest Book Reviews gives Muted Grey five stars, stating, "Muted Grey is a fine study and finely recommended for general fiction collections."
Dianna Young, author and public speaker, has worked in various aspects of publishing for nearly twenty years. After several years in the industry, she went on to start her own regional newspaper in the mid-west, before starting two successful regional magazines for which she served as editor and publisher. For dates and times of upcoming book-signing events, please visit Ms. Young's website at:
Muted Grey is available at most online resources including and Muted Grey, ISBN 978-0-9835332-0-7, is also available in e-book format ISBN 978-0-98353321-4.