Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Author Brinn Colenda Takes First Place In New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards For 'Chita Quest'

In the tradition of WEB Griffin, Tom Clancy and Bernard Cornwell, Brinn Colenda writes military themed novels that reflect military members and their families thrust into extraordinary circumstances

Author Brinn Colenda's newest release, 'Chita Quest', has taken the First Place Award in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. The competition, sponsored by the New Mexico-Arizona Book Co-operative, is an annual, judged contest open to authors and books from or about the Southwest.

“I am thrilled to receive this honor," Colenda stated. "Having my work recognized by the largest writer and book organization in the Southwest is a dream come true.”

Thriller books, especially military fiction, are Brinn Colenda's specialty. He is committed to creating international works of fiction that are character-driven with dynamic, well-developed plots. His works are based on real-life people and experiences. 'Chita Quest' brings a sense of realism to his work that is seldom seen in the military thriller genre for good reason – he has been there. Colenda spent 20 plus years traveling the globe as a pilot and a political-military officer.

Colenda’s work has also garnered awards and notice from SouthWest Writers and the Military Writers Society of America. 'Chita Quest' won two silver medals from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in the action/suspense category.

Colenda recently won a silver medal from the Military Writers Society of America in the thriller category at its annual conference for the first novel in this series, 'Cochabamba Conspiracy', which takes place in and around the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Reviewers have raved about Colenda's work and in regards to Chita Quest have stated, “an exciting blend of military intrigue, political suspense, travelogue, and romance - riveting flying sequences and chase scenes - Colenda brings expertise to real characters and fast, intriguing plotting - a thrilling adventure - (a) blend of political intrigue and family values - Colenda is a master storyteller…”

Brinn Colenda is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at bcolenda@newmex.com. All of Colenda's works are available at Southern Yellow Pine Publishing. More information is available at his website at http://www.BrinnColenda.us.

About Brinn Colenda:

Brinn Colenda's works are based on real-life experiences. Those experiences were broad and varied including flying missions in South East Asia, an exchange instructor pilot with Britain’s Royal Air Force, commander of an USAF overseas base, Chief of the Air Force Section of the Military Group in the U.S. Embassy-Bolivia, and a Defense Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.


Brinn Colenda