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BOOK AWARD: “SEVENTH DIMENSION – THE PRESCIENCE: A Young Adult Fantasy” is a Finalist in Two Categories for the 2018 International Book Awards

LOS ANGELES – American Book Fest announced the winners and finalists of THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA)on May 27, 2018. Over 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 2,000 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

Keen says of the awards, “The 2018 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”

Keen adds, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

More information about the 10th Annual International Book Awards can be found at

American Book Fest covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published. More information can be found at

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Seventh Dimension: The Prescience, A Young Adult Fantasy, Book 5 by Lorilyn Roberts

Best Cover Design: Fiction

Seventh Dimension: The Prescience, A Young Adult Fantasy, Book 5 by Lorilyn Roberts

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BOOK AWARD: “Seventh Dimension – The Prescience: A Young Adult Fantasy,” Honored as a Finalist in the 2018 Eric Hoffer Awards

Seventh Dimension – The Prescience, A Young Adult Fantasy, has been honored as a 2018 Eric Hoffer Finalist Award in the Da Vinci Eye category.

I give all the credit to my book cover designer, Lisa Vento. To learn more about Lisa, you can visit her website by clicking here.

To learn more or to order The Prescience, you can visit my website by clicking here.


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-Winner of the 2014 Literary Classics Book Awards for faith-based YA fiction 

-Finalist in the 2014 USA Book Awards for religious fiction

-Winner in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for spirituality

-Finalist in the visionary category for the 2015 International Book Awards.

-Silver winner in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for YA

-Finalist (fifth) in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award for YA fiction

After a series of devastating events, a gifted seventeen-year-old Israeli boy becomes the focus of a wager between good and evil. Marked by one, he travels to first-century Israel and meets a doctor who becomes his mentor. When he unwittingly makes a pact with the devil and the girl he loves is betrothed to another, his life takes a different course – until his eyes are opened. Trapped in the seventh dimension, how far will God go to save him?

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BOOK AWARD: “SEVENTH DIMENSION – THE CITY: A Young Adult Fantasy” Wins the 2017 Book Excellence Award for Cover Design

To share the background of the cover for The City, Lisa Vento, my cover designer, sent me the book cover as a sample two or three years ago, before I knew I was going to write the book. I loved the cover so much I wrote the story to fit the cover. Of course, I think it was divinely-inspired. God knew the cover before I did and sent it to me through Lisa.

To see more of Lisa Vento’s book covers, you can visit her website: Lisa Vento

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BOOK AWARDS: “SEVENTH DIMENSION – THE CITY: A Young Adult Fantasy,” Wins Three More Awards

Seventh Dimension – The City, A Young Adult Fantasy, has been the recipient of three more awards.

I am excited to announce Seventh Dimension – The City is a finalist in the 2017 International Book Awards in the visionary category, won silver in Dan Poynter Global eBook Awards for religion/faith fiction, and won bronze in the Florida Authors & Publishers Association Awards for religion.



I will be releasing the next book in the Seventh Dimension Series soon, Seventh Dimension – The Prescience, and will be discounting Seventh Dimension – The City to $2.99 on Kindle for a limited time. 

If you are a homeschooling mom of teens, I hope you will download the first book in the series for free as an ebook Seventh Dimension – The Door.

I have combined contemporary issues with historical fact and woven in Christian fantasy to create a tale of truth based on Scripture. There is no sex, only mild violence, and no offensive language. But there is suspense and mystery. The Seventh Dimension Series so far as won twenty-five awards. 

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Winning awards has been a great validation of my passion, tenacity, and hard work in writing books, but I don’t take it for granted that every book will win anything. Like an athlete, I’m constantly striving to make each book better, spending months researching and thinking about the plot before I ever write the first word. 

The next book in the Seventh Dimension Series will be book five. In the meantime, as I research and read books dealing with Islam – yes, a hint about book five – I felt led to share all the awards the series has won so far. Many friends and readers are unaware of how many I’ve accumulated. 

Next month, I’m going to Las Vegas to receive an award for The City from Literary Classics. I’ve never been to any ceremonies for the awards I’ve won, so I’m looking forward to being a “celebrity” of sorts for an evening. Maybe I’ll have a photo snapped that I will post on my blog. I guess that means I need to buy some new clothes and get my hair done so, as my kids say, I’ll look presentable. Maybe that’s just what I needed, a good excuse to indulge myself and pull myself away from the computer. 


Seventh Dimension – The Door, Book 1
  • 2013 International Book Awards Finalist
  • 2013 Grace Awards Finalist
  • 2013 Selah Awards Finalist
  • 2013 Readers’ Favorite Finalist
  • 2014 Book Goodies Best CoverContest Winner, YA category

Seventh Dimension – the King, Book 2
  • Winner of the 2014 Literary Classics Book Awards for faith-based YA fiction 
  • Finalist in the 2014 USA Book Awards for religious fiction 
  • Winner in the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for spirituality 
  • Finalist in the visionary category for the 2015 International Book Awards. 
  • Silver winner in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for YA 
  • Finalist (fifth) in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award for YA fiction 

Seventh Dimension – The Castle, Book 3

  • Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist
  • 2015 Literary Classics Awards Winner for YA Faith-Based Fiction. 
  • 2015 USA Best Book Awards Finalist: Religious Fiction Category 
  • 2015 Winner – Young Adult Spirituality  
  • 2016 Great Southeast Book Festival Runner Up Winner for YA
  • 2016 New York Book Festival Honorable Mention.
  • 2016 Readers Favorite Award Winner, Historical Fiction  
  • 2016 Global eBook Awards Winner, Fantasy/Historical

Seventh Dimension – The City, Book 4

2016 Literary Classics Award Winner for Young Adult Faith-Based Fiction
(Since The City was just published, hopefully, it will win more awards in the future).

I thank God for allowing me to pursue my passion for blogging and writing books, and I pray that everything I write glorifies my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To God be the Glory!

Finalist in 2014 International Book Awards for Christian Inspirational and Book Cover Design and 2015 Readers’ Favorite Finalist in Young Adult Nonfiction


BOOK AWARD: SEVENTH DIMENSION – THE KING: A Young Adult Fantasy: “The Series Appeals to Old and Young Alike”

Having enjoyed the first novel in this series I was enthusiastic to read this book, the second novel in the series. I adore young adult novels (despite being far older than a young adult!) and this novel did not disappoint. The novel is a wonderful, and intriguing, mix of historical, spiritual, and supernatural, all merged into an imaginative story. 

The story moves at a fast and engaging pace, and the plot is full of adventure, fantasy, history, and interesting settings and characters. For those who have not read the first in the series, this novel can be read as a standalone, as the reader will have no trouble understanding what is going on (some parts at the beginning may be a little confusing, but if you persevere the story comes together). 

If you love fantasy novels and enjoy elements of time travel, history, and spirituality mixed into a coming-of-age, creative plot then I am sure you will also enjoy this novel.~Amazon Reviewer

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SEVENTH DIMENSION – THE CASTLE, A YOUNG ADULT FANTASY, BOOK 3, named Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist.

SEVENTH DIMENSION – THE CASTLE, A YOUNG ADULT FANTASY, BOOK 3, named Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist.
LORILYN ROBERTS is pleased to announce SEVENTH DIMENSION – THE CASTLE, A YOUNG ADULT FANTASY, BOOK 3, has been recognized as a finalist in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. 
Here is the complete list:
Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.
“The 2015 INDIEFAB finalist selection process is as inspiring as it is rigorous,” says Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “The strength of this list of finalists is further proof that small, independent publishers are taking their rightful place as the new driving force of the entire publishing industry.”
Lorilyn says, “The seventh dimension is a spiritual realty where time is an illusion until God’s appointed times. THE CASTLE combines history, fantasy, Christianity, and Judaism into a coming-of-age young adult novel that hopefully entertains, inspires, teaches, and whets hearts to consider that Yeshua was, indeed, who he said he was.”
Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June. We will also name the Editor’s Choice Prize 2015 for Fiction, Nonfiction and Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award during the presentation.
Lorilyn Roberts is a multi-award-winning author. To learn more about her books, visit
About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc., is a media company featuring a Folio:-award-winning quarterly print magazine, Foreword Reviews, and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 170 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers. The print magazine is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription. You can also connect with them on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest. They are headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.
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BOOK AWARD: SEVENTH DIMENSION – THE KING: A Young Adult Fantasy: Receives Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Literary Classics is pleased to announce that  Seventh Dimension The Kinghas been selected to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration, and graphic design.

Seventh Dimension – The King, by Lorilyn Roberts, is the highly engaging story of Daniel, a young boy who aspires to become a doctor. His family is Jewish, but they do not practice their faith. In fact, Daniel is not sure if he even believes in God. When he unexpectedly finds himself transported in time to the days of Jesus, he is granted a front-row seat to events that actually took place in the Bible. He meets John the Baptist, Pontius Pilate, and is witness to the spectacle of a mute whose speech is miraculously restored.

As a result of his wildly adventurous experiences, Daniel seeks discernment to unravel the mysteries of Jesus and his relevance to the Jewish faith as it applies to himself and others.

Author Lorilyn Roberts has skillfully incorporated fantasy, time travel, history, and religion into a book that is entertaining, educational, and inspirational.  

The King is the second book in the series, but reads well as a stand-alone. The religious components are such that they are not likely to be off-putting to those who might not otherwise appreciate that element. But history and religion buffs are sure to appreciate the depth provided in this book which makes it all the more engaging to read.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth while encouraging positive values in the impressionable minds of future generations. To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at or

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PRESS RELEASE: “Seventh Dimension – The Door: A Young Adult Fantasy,” Takes Top Honors in Multiple Book Awards for 2013

May 23, 2013
For Immediate Release
Lorilyn Roberts

Young-Adult Christian Fantasy Novel Takes Top Honors in Multiple Book Awards for 2013

Seventh Dimension – The Door, A Young Adult Christian Fantasy, has been honored as a “Finalist” in the “Fiction: Visionary” category of the 2013 International Book Awards. Seventh Dimension – The Door was also a finalist in the 2013 Grace Awards and 2013 Selah Awards for Christian books.

Seventh Dimension – The Door Offers Hope, Inspiration for Bullied and Troubled Teens

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 23, 2013 – For every child who struggles with doubt, for every kid who has been bullied, for every teen who comes from a broken home, and for every young adult who longs to be understood – there is hope. 
Best-selling author Lorilyn Roberts shares once again the power of redemption in this Christian coming-of-age novel. Written in first-person, Seventh Dimension – The Door reads as a first-hand account by a young girl, Shale Snyder, who is treated unfairly by her family, school, and classmates. Fear distorts her sense of self-worth and she is enveloped with guilt because of a secret from her past.

While on a sojourn similar to Christian in Pilgrim’s Progress, Shale discovers talking animals and a handsome young man with whom she falls in love. Her journey is one of self-discovery as she battles personal demons, family conflict, wicked underlings, and comes face-to-face with a personal decision she must make – bound up in the king she meets in first-century Israel.

“I spent two years developing the plot,” says Roberts, “as part of my Master of Arts in Creative Writing. I love the classics, particularly books by Charles Dickens, Fydor Dostoevsky, Emily Bronte, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. I hoped to provide an entertaining story that would evoke deep spiritual longing.” Roberts adds, “I was a troubled child from a broken home on the road to juvenile delinquency – until I met the king.”

From May 23 through May 31, Roberts is offering the Kindle version of Seventh Dimension – The Door for 99 cents on Amazon at:

About Author:
Lorilyn Roberts lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her two daughters from Nepal and Vietnam. Manish’s and Joy’s adoption stories were told in her bestselling memoir Children of Dreams. Part of her family’s memoir was featured on Discovery Channel’s “Monsters Inside Me.”

You may learn more about Roberts by visiting her website at

Seventh Dimension – The Door
A Young Adult Christian Fantasy
April 2013/Mass Market Original/Fiction
ISBN 978-0-9891426-0-1
Library of Congress Control Number 2013905796

Author Hometown: Gainesville, FL 32606

“Seventh Dimension – The Door, A Young Adult Christian Fantasy”
(Roberts Court Reporters, $12.95, 230 pages, 42 reviews 4.7 stars 6 X 9, paperback, ISBN: 978-
0-9891426-0-1), is available at Amazon.

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