Saturday, June 19, 2010

In Their Blood by Miami Novelist Sharon Potts Awarded Coveted Benjamin Franklin Award

In Their Blood (Oceanview Publishing) wins top honors in the Mystery/Suspense category of the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Awards ™

LONGBOAT KEY, FL. – Oceanview Publishing is pleased to announce that In Their Blood by Miami novelist Sharon Potts has been awarded top honors in the Mystery/Suspense category of the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Awards ™.

Named for America’s most cherished publisher, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ is a national juried awards program now in its 22nd year. Sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the Benjamin Franklin Awards program recognizes excellence in independent publishing. Judges include librarians, book critics, retail and wholesale buyers, and other industry experts. The 2010 Benjamin Franklin Awards™ were presented during a gala ceremony at the Roosevelt Hotel just before the opening of Book Expo America in New York in late May.

Hailed as “a red-hot suspense novel” in a starred Publishers Weekly review, In Their Blood (Oceanview, ISBN: 978‐1‐933515‐62‐5, Hardcover, Suspense, $25.95) is a sizzling debut about family, secrets, lies—and murder.

Born into a life of privilege, Jeremy Stroeb, a free-spirited drifter, crashes back to brutal reality when his parents are murdered in their home on Miami Beach. After assuming guardianship of his traumatized teenage sister Elise, Jeremy vows to find out what really happened the night his parents were murdered.

Before he can solve the murder, Jeremy must confront the harsh truth that his parents were anything but the people he believed them to be. It will be a race against the clock to find answers—before the killer returns for the next of kin.

A native of New York, Sharon Potts is a former business executive, entrepreneur, and CPA. Potts is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Chapter. She lives in Miami Beach with her husband, Joe. Oceanview will release Potts’s second novel, Someone’s Watching, in February 2011.

In Their Blood is available wherever fine books are sold. Oceanview Publishing ( is an independent publisher headquartered in Florida. Oceanview is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. You can find us on Facebook at:

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1 comment:

Mason Canyon said...

Sounds like an intriguing murder mystery. Just from this I want to know what were Jeremy's parents really like even before I want to know who killed them and why.

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