Friday, April 19, 2013

Eric Hoffer Award Finalist

I was thrilled to get an email to let me know that my book Murder on Everest was a finalist for The Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose and Independent Books.  Murder on Everest was recognized for its amazing cover art!  Below is the complete list of finalists, congratulations to all!

The da Vinci Eye Finalists

As the annual judging draws to a close, the da Vinci Eye finalists are announced prior to the Eric Hoffer Award for Books. This small list of finalists is an honored distinction of its own and is announced publicly during the spring of each award year. Below are the current and previous finalists in alphabetical order by book:

Hoffer Finalist* 3 Off the Tee, Lorii Myers, Leda Publishing Corp.
* A Palette of Leaves
, Edythe Haendel Schwartz, Mayapple Press
* A Slither of Air
, Alison Lock, Indigo Dreams Publishing
* A Spirituality of Service
, Jerry Aaker, Pfeifer-Hamilton
* Answering the Call
, Janean Zwiefel Bierstedt, Schulhaus Publishing
* Border Crossings, Charles Novacek, 1021 Press
* But By Chance War, Richard C. Lyons, Lylea Creative Resources
* Code of the Forest, Jon Buchan, Joggling Board Press
* Congress of Strange People, Stephanie Lenox, Airlie Press
* Do You See Him Now?, Elizabeth L. Young, self
* Equity of Evil, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Paladin Timeless Books
* Essentially Yours, Aaron P. Lazar, Twilight Times Books
* Greening Vermont, Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey, Vermont Natural Resource Council and Thistle Hill Publications
* Internal Conflicts, Flint Whitlock, Cable Publishing
* Lily A Gray Whale's Odyssey, Capt. Dave Anderson, Lucid Dreamer Productions
* Long Division, Alan Michael Parker, Tupelo Press
* Love Letter to the Milky Way, Drew Dellinger, White Cloud Press
* Mail-Order Kid, Marilyn Coffey, "out West" Press
* Marginalia on Casanova, Miklos Szentkuthy, Contra Mundum Press
* Matt Monroe and The Secret Society, Edward Torba, All Points Press
* Measuring the Distance, Robert Scotellaro, Blue Light Press
* Murder on Everest, Charles G. Irion, Irion Books
* No One Else to Kill, Bob Doerr, TotalRecall Publications
* One Last Dance, Mardo Williams, Calliope Press
* Raggedy Man, Clyde Curley, Cedar Forge Press
* Robinson Alone, Kathleen Rooney, Gold Wake Press
* Same Same, Doug Smith, Xlibris
* Severed Threads, Kaylin McFarren, Creative Edge Publishing
* The Burlesque of Graceless Acting, Mark Van Aken Williams, Tyler's Field
* The Girl Who Gave Her Wish Away, Sharon Babineau, Bettie Youngs Book Publishers
* The Humanist Approach to Happiness, Jennifer Hancock, CreateSpace
* The Lhasa Trilogy, Gary D. Conrad, Rainbow Books
* The Light Behind Blue Circles, Robert Louis DeMayo, Wayward Publishing
* The Middle of Nowhere, Paula Duncan McDonaold, Booklocker
* The Secret Life of Objects, Dawn Raffel, Jaded Ibis
* The Turning Point, Balasa Prasad & Preethaun Grandhi, Cedar Fort
* Through Stained Glass, Teri Bays, self
* To Inhabit the Felt World, Susan Gardner, Red Mountain Press
* Tucumcari, Geoff Peterson & Megan Collins, AuthorHouse
* Unbroken Horses, D.B.Jackson, Goldminds Publishing

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Murder on Vinson Massif Now Available Via Audio

In case you missed it, the sixth book in my Summit Murder Mystery series, Murder on Vinson Massif is available now via audio at!

Take a look at the press release and then please click the link to order below!

Irion Books, LLC is pleased to announce that Murder on Vinson Massif, a Summit Murder Mystery, the sixth in the series, is now available via audio book.  Already available via audio are the titles, Murder on Everest, Murder on Elbrus, Murder on Mt. McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya and Murder on Aconcagua.  Author Charles G. Irion says, “As promised, we are well on our way to making all the books in the Summit Murder Mystery series available to our readers in audio format.  Our readers asked and we are delivering!  I’m pleased to offer these adventurous climbing thrillers in all reading and listening formats.”        

The Summit Murder Mystery Series features seven climbing murder mysteries that are each set atop one of the world’s seven continental summits; the highest and most dangerous mountains in the world.  In a clever twist, author Charles G. Irion has added to the mix murder, suspense, and an enviable hero working for the U.S. Defense Intelligence agency, making for a truly original series.  

Murder on Vinson Massif and the other exciting Summit Murder Mystery novels are available at

The Summit Murder Mystery series can also be found at these additional retailers - iTunes, Amazon, Amazon kindle, Sony, The Book Depository, Barnes & Noble, Books on Board, KOBO

About Irion Books:
Irion Books launched in 2007 with the release of the Hell Series.  Irion began working on the Summit Murder Mystery series after climbing Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro.  An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Irion is involved with several organizations including being an advisory board member for Project C.U.R.E. and a founding principal for Phoenix Social Venture Partners. Irion has also participated in a number of medical missions abroad including Mexico, Peru, Burkina Faso (West Africa), Belize, Ecuador, Tanzania, the Philippines and Nicaragua.  For more information about Irion Books, please visit and for more information about author Charles G. Irion, please visit

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