Awards, Reviews, Testimonials
WINNER OF SIX NATIONAL AWARDS!:
2009 SILVER NAUTILUS AWARD, INDIGENOUS/MULTICULTURAL CATEGORY The Nautilus Award was established recognize books that promote spiritual growth, positive social change, and conscious living. Previous Nautilus winners include: Thich Nnat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, & His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
2009 IPPY (Independent Press) AWARD, SILVER MEDAL IN VISIONARY FICTION. More than 4,000 books were intered in this prestigious contest.
BEST BOOKS OF 2009, Sponsored by USA BOOK NEWS Finalist in two categories:
- New Age Fiction
- Multicultural Fiction
Thousands of books compete in the Best Books contest, which accepts entries from the major publishers as well as independent presses. Entrants included books from Simon & Schuster, Penguin, McGraw-Hill, & hundreds of independent houses.
2007 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARD in RELIGIOUS FICTION
WHAT ARE REVIEWERS, AUTHORS, & EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT NUMENON?
“FIVE STARS! Highly recommended to readers seeking modern fiction with fantastical elements.
When you have it all, what’s there to worry about? “Numenon: A Tale of Mysticism & Money” is the first book of the Bloodsong series. Will Duane was set for life — or so he thought. Love throws a wrench in his plans, and he soon finds himself irrationally chasing after one. To follow her, he takes his corporation on a spiritual retreat, one of maximum luxury. New Mexico and the Mogollon Bowl, sacred to the Native Americans, have other plans for Will. A fantasy set in the real world to draw readers in and never let them go, “Numenon” is highly recommended to readers seeking modern fiction with fantastical elements.”
Midwest Book Review, October, 2008
“Adults, rejoice! We no longer have to read the kid’s copy of Harry Potter, because we have Sandy Nathan and Numenon! Numenon has all the compelling adventure, magic, culture clash and mystery anyone could want. I could not put it down! Where’s the sequel? What happens with Grandfather and Will Duane? It is an epic of similar proportions to Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear (and thankfully eight sequels are already being created), is superbly written, and beautifully weaves a treasure-trove of spiritual and intellectual wisdom into the story without becoming at all tedious or “preachy.” Sandy Nathan is truly divinely inspired as a novelist. I am totally enthralled. ”
Ilene L. Dillon, M.S.W.
Host of Full Power Living (www.worldtalkradio.com )
Co-author of Happiness is a Decision of the Heart
“The material and spirit world clash in this well-written adventure novel. A fantastic intellectual work which makes readers question their priorities in this life. A highly-recommended title.”
USA Book News
“The collision of commerce and spirit, the world’s richest man and an ancient Native American shaman, a global corporation larger than any other and the quiet strength at the core of the natural world — this is thriller and metaphor and life lesson in the hands of a writer who has journey’d through both worlds.”
Gerald DiPego, screenwriter–Phenomenon
WHAT ARE READERS SAYING ABOUT NUMENON?
“I got up in the middle of the night and finished Numenon. I was so engrossed. It had me on the edge of my sofa and I couldn’t go to bed without finishing it. Now I need more to read.”
Trudy Way––Santa Ynez, CA
“I’m not a great reader, but I got started on Numenon and couldn’t stop. I read the whole thing in two sittings. I just have one question: Where’s the sequel? What happens next?”
Caryle Swartwood––Solvang, CA
“I finished this book and thought to myself, How could she do this to me? I’m sitting here, in the middle of the United States, with no more to read. It’s driving me crazy. I want the sequel. Sandy’s first book, Stepping Off the Edge, is a really good book for nice people. Numenon is everyone, and it’s going to drive people crazy.”
Roberta Maloney––Seligman, MO