PREYING MANTIS has won the following book awards for 2015 and 2016.
- 2015 New Apple Book Award: ROMANCE CATEGORY (Official Selection & Winner) http://newappleliterary.com/2015ebookCat17.html
- 2015 Great Midwest Book Festival: FICTION CATEGORY (Honorable Mention) http://www.greatmidwestbookfestival.com/
- 2015 US Book News: AFRICAN-AMERICAN FICTION (Listed)
- 2016 Los Angeles Book Festival: ROMANCE — Honorable Mention– http://www.losangelesbookfestival.com/
- 2016 Pacific Rim Book Festival: GENERAL FICTION — Honorable Mention —http://www.pacificrimbookfestival.com
- 2016 Paris Book Festival: GENERAL FICTION — Honorable Mention –http://www.parisbookfestival.com/winners2016.html
- 2016 San Francisco Book Festival: GENERAL FICTION — Honorable Mention — http://www.sanfranciscobookfestival.com/winners_2016.htm
- 2016 New York Book Festival: GENERAL FICTION — Honorable Mention — http://www.newyorkbookfestival.com/
Lyn Thomas is an engineer by training who has worked as a scientist and academic. Now retired from academia, Thomas maintains cutthebabble.com, where he discusses the nuances of written communication in US English. Thomas’s nonscientific publications, in addition to Rogue Lovers: The Story of Tarissa, include Seeing the World in Black & White and A Potemkin Paradise.