Awards and Accolades

I am so honored to have been the recipient of the following award(s):

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My Name is Rapunzel 

October 15, 2014

My Name is Rapunzel is the recipient of the Silver Award from CLC Awards, for Young Adult (General Category). I am honored. Words cannot express how I fell. Thank you!

CLC Silver Award Seal

 

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Name is Rapunzel Earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval

My Name is Rapunzel is not your every-day, ordinary fairytale.  KC Hilton has crafted a noteworthy read, two and a half decades in the making.    –It is modern day, and Rapunzel is alive and well.  She has read every rendition of her tale as told by the Brothers Grimm and other such storytellers, and now she is ready to set the record straight.  Replete with witches and castles and dragons, this story offers up many of the usually expected components of typical fairytales, but with a young adult, modern-day spin that helps make this a highly engaging read.  Appropriate romantic content, coupled with intriguing plot twists, add to the charm of this book which comes highly recommended by the Literary Classics Review Committee.

My Name is Rapunzel, by KC Hilton has earned 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 Children’s Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.
LITERARY CLASSICS Book Reviews & Awards http://literaryclassicsreviews.com

 

Literary Classics International Book Awards - Young Adult Award Winning Book

 

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MY NAME IS RAPUNZEL

September 1, 2014

My Name is Rapunzel received the Reader’s Favorite Gold Award for Young Adult (General Category). I am honored. Words cannot express how I feel. Thank you!

 

Gold Award

 

 

Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers’ Favorite

My Name is Rapunzel, by K.C. Hilton, is an entertaining twist on the classic fairy tale. It is a story that has been told hundreds of times and in many different ways, but one thing has always remained true: the lonely young girl with the enchanted hair trapped in her tower. In Hilton’s tale, Rapunzel finally gets a chance to set the record straight. 250 years is too long to be trapped without the comfort of love or companionship. With only Gretta, the witch who cursed her, for company, Rapunzel longs to tell her story and stop hiding from the world she is afraid will not understand her and will fear her. Little does she know that telling her story may be just the thing that could lead to finding love once more and breaking the curse that has plagued her all these years.

K.C. Hilton’s new telling of the Rapunzel tale is quite fun and entertaining. Fairy tales, while obviously compelling due to their never-ending recreation, are often one-dimensional and flat, and Rapunzel’s tale is often one that gets lost, because of the success of Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White. So, it is quite fun to see a re-imagining and reawakening of the Rapunzel tale. Hilton’s Rapunzel is intelligent and strong. Her plight depresses her, but it does not halt her life or keep her from planning for a life outside her confines. She is a character that other women can look up to. Hilton’s romance and definition of love within the novel is quite wonderful as well; it explores the multiple facets of love and highlights the struggle of choosing between loving someone new or remaining loyal to a past love. There is nothing one-dimensional about this Rapunzel’s tale, and it will have readers guessing about the outcome until the very end. I highly recommend this new fairy tale, and I hope to read more from K.C. Hilton.

 

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MY NAME IS RAPUNZEL

February 27, 2014
My Name is Rapunzel received the CLC Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval, along with a five star review on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

CLC Seal of Approval

My Name is Rapunzel is not your every-day, ordinary fairytale. KC Hilton has crafted a noteworthy read, two and a half decades in the making. –It is modern day, and Rapunzel is alive and well. She has read every rendition of her tale as told by the Brothers Grimm and other such storytellers, and now she is ready to set the record straight. Replete with witches and castles and dragons, this story offers up many of the usually expected components of typical fairytales, but with a young adult, modern-day spin that helps make this a highly engaging read. Appropriate romantic content, coupled with intriguing plot twists, add to the charm of this book which comes highly recommended by the Literary Classics Review Committee.

My Name is Rapunzel, by KC Hilton has earned 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 Children’s Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Reviews & Awards http://literaryclassicsreviews.com

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THE MAGIC OF FINKLETON

Readers Views Literary Awards 2011Global Winner Europe – March 7, 2012
Readers Favorite Five Stars – October 14, 2011
Literary Gold Award recipient for Best of Pre-Teen Fiction – October 14, 2011
Literary Classics Finalist – September 29, 2011
Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval – July 8, 2011
2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Best Cover Design Fiction – Finalist

 

 

 

 

 

RETURN TO FINKLETON

Reader’s Favorite Five Star Award – March 11, 2012
Literary Classics Seal of Approval – April 13, 2012
Reader’s Favorite Honor Award – October 1, 2012
Literary Classics Silver Award – October, 15, 2012
Reader’s Views – Reviewers Choice Awards – April 13, 2013

 

Literary Classics 2012 Silver Award Recipient – October 15, 2012
2012 Literary Classics Book Award Finalist – October 1, 2012 (Winners to be announced 10/15/2012)
Readers Favorite Honorable Award – October 1, 2012
Readers Favorite Finalist – September 1, 2012 (Winners to be announced 10/1/12)
Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval – April 13, 2012
Readers Favorite Five Stars Award – March 11, 2012
Readers Favorite – 2012 Finalist – July 1, 2012 (Winners to be announced 9/1/12)

       Honorable

  Reader Views 2012

 

 

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Return to Finkleton

Literary Classics Book Awards and Reviews

April 13, 2012 – 5 Stars!

Seal of Approval

CLC Review

In KC Hilton’s newest book, Return to Finkleton, siblings, Jack, Lizzie and Robert find themselves immersed in adventure once again. Two short years after moving to Finkleton, Lizzie stumbles upon a secret so incredible, it simply cannot be contained. After over-hearing Lizzie speak of it with Jack, Robert sets out to find the source of her secret. As a result of his discovery, Robert unwittingly causes a calamitous series of events. Distraught and ridden with feelings of guilt, he sets his mind to making things right . . . and in the process, embarks upon a magical journey.
Hilton has done it again. Young readers, prepare to find a comfortable spot on the edge of your seats. –Sure to be a favorite with youngsters, Return to Finkleton is enrapturing!
Return to Finkleton earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children’s Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.
LITERARY CLASSICS Book Reviews & Awards http://literaryclassicsreviews.com

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Return to Finkleton 

Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite

March 11, 2012 – 5 Stars!

October 1, 2012 – Honor Award

   Honorable

http://readersfavorite.com/review/5773

“Return To Finkleton” is a wonderful mystery book for children aged 9-12. Written by KC Hilton, this is the second book in the ‘Finkleton Series’. Two years have passed and Jack, Lizzy and Robert are still discovering magical items and protecting their treasured secrets in  their late Uncle Harry’s shop. The magical secrets must be kept in the right hands because of greedy out-of-towners and citizens trying to get their hands on it for their own selfish purposes and financial gains. The weather, crops and the town’s survival rests in the hands of the three very wise and responsible children. But will they be able to protect their secrets with the overwhelming whirlpool of greed attacking them from all directions? There are 28 action packed and fast flowing chapters that include everything from the magical valley, mysterious visitors, new magical items to discover, and ghosts. As an added bonus, children will learn the moral of the story which is that greed can become an overwhelming hunger. The smallest of human acts can lead to the most destructive and loathsome acts of mankind.

KC Hiltons does it again in this magical adventure book for pre-teens! Though I am 39 years old I loved every minute of reading this book as if I were a child again. Furthermore, this book has received many prestigious literary and Best Fiction Awards recently! The cover of the book is eye catching and captivating. The mysterious antiqued and gold applique look of the book makes it easy to pick up and hard to put down. The plot is solid and flows easily for children to read. It also is a great second book to the first in the series; “The Magic of Finkleton”. I can easily see this series made into a movie series on the big screen and would be disppointed if it doesn’t make it into motion pictures. I highly recommend it for all children aged 9 and up. I cannot wait for KC Hilton’s next mystery book “Saving Finkleton”, and many more books after that. KC Hilton is a gifted writer and truly has put together a masterpiece in each book that compliments the series nicely.

 

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Reader Views Literary Awards Winners – 2011

The Magic of Finkleton

(Each
category has a First, Second and Honorable Mention placement. More than one
mention in the category means there is a tie. If there are less than three in a
category it means the remaining entries’ scores were below the cut-off point.
Our judges are strict!)

Reader Views Awards 2011
Reader Views 2011 Global Winner Europe – March 7, 2012

The Magic of Finkleton by K.C. Hilton

http://readerviews.com/Awards2011Winners.html

Featured 6-25-12 http://www.readerviews.com/Newsletters/2012.06/25.html

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The Magic of Finkleton

Readers Favorite: Book Reviews and Awards
Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite
5 Stars! October 14, 2011

http://readersfavorite.com/review/5013

The Magic of Finkleton is a captivating novel written by K.C. Hilton. Siblings, Robert, Jack and Lizzy, are thrown into a bizarre world of mystery and intrigue when their house is burned down in a disastrous thunderstorm, which happens precisely at the same time their Great Uncle Harry dies, leaving them his home and general store in the perfect picturesque town of Finkleton, England. Finkleton is no ordinary town though; the weather is always mysteriously perfect, the crops are overly abundant and its residents are exceedingly happy. Soon after settling in, the children begin discovering astonishing secrets and unraveling clues that aid them to use their unique abilities to help bring the weather back to failing crops and a nearly destroyed village. Why are there hourglasses hooked up on strings to each individual farm? What is the secret lever? What do the maps and scrolls actually point out? The children must find the courage and strength within themselves to figure out their ancestral secrets and set out on a magical adventure to save Finkelton.

K.C. Hilton brings a powerful punch of magic into a fast-paced older children’s book that does not disappoint. I found it to be inquisitive, exciting, and truly fun to read. It is rare to find a book so intricately written in which the reader is actually encouraged to participate. I loved the use of descriptive words; the plot was full of twists and turns, and the depth of the characters was amazingly accomplished. The cover alone had me enthralled and highly anticipating this lovely read! K.C. creates the perfect recipe of magic, adventure and imagination that are all easy to comprehend for older children on up to adult readers. I very much look forward to reading her next novel, The Return to Finkleton, and sharing these wonderful books with my daughter as she gets older. I can easily see K.C Hilton’s series as either a television series or a film series comparable to Harry Potter, and I do not say that lightly. She is truly a genius in her mad writing skills, and this book portrays to all audiences who love a little magic in their life. This is by far, the best novel I have read all year, and if I could have given it ten stars, I would have. Look out world, here comes K.C. Hilton!

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The Magic of Finkleton

Literary Classics announced the Youth Media Top Book Award Winners. The Magic of Finkleton is a Gold Award recipient for Best of Pre-Teen Fiction. Oh happy days! Yay! I’ve copied and pasted their release below along with the actual link. http://clcreviews.blogspot.com/

NEWS
For Immediate Release
October 14, 2011
Contact: LJ Bryant
Literary Classics
info@clcawards.org

Literary Classics Announces Youth Media Top Book Award Winners
RAPID CITY, SD – Literary Classics announced its 2011 selection of top books for children and young adults today. Award recipients were selected from entries received throughout the world. The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize the following titles in children’s and young adult literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Awards committee.
A list of the 2011 award recipients follows:

 

FICTION, PRE-TEEN

– Gold Award Recipient
The Magic of Finkleton
Written by K.C. Hilton

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 educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics’ highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses key elements found in well-crafted literature.

The Literary Classics judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website at www.literaryclassicsawards.com.

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September 29, 2011

I have been notified that The Magic of Finkleton is a an award finalist with Literary Classics Awards. Award levels and catagories will be announced on October 15, 2011. I’m so excited! Yep… Time to do another Happy Dance! Yay!

Here is the official link to Literary Classics. I’ve copied and pasted it below.

http://www.clcawards.org/Award-Recipients.html

NEWS
For Immediate Release
September 29, 2011

Contact: LJ Bryant
Literary Classics
info@clcawards.org

Literary Classics announces youth media award winners

RAPID CITY, SD – Literary Classics announced its 2011 selection of top book finalists for children and young adults today. The list includes finalists from entries received all over the world. The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize the following titles in children’s and young adult literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Awards committee.

2011 award finalist:

The Magic of Finkleton
Written by K.C. Hilton

All final award levels and categories will be announced October 15, 2011.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children’s literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics’ highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses the key elements found in well-crafted literature.

The Literary Classics judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website at www.literaryclassicsawards.com

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Childrens Literary Classics Seal of Approval
The Magic of Finkleton, July 8, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dianna Fuchs
Public Relations Director,
Children’s Literary Classics
(605)381-6385

literaryclassics@live.com

Children’s Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the children’s chapter book, The Magic of Finkleton, written by KC Hilton, has been selected to receive the Children’s 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 Children’s Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

The Magic of Finkleton, by KC Hilton, takes young readers on an exciting literary adventure.

Siblings, Robert, Jack and Lizzy are plunged into a world of intrigue when their house is destroyed in a thunderstorm, a disaster which befalls them at precisely the same time their Great Uncle dies, bequeathing them his home and general store in the picture-perfect town of Finkleton.  Soon after moving into the living quarters above their uncle’s shop, they begin discovering magical secrets hidden inside.  As they slowly unravel the mystery of Finkleton, the children learn a secret which has been kept in the Finkle family for generations.  Vowing to keep their secret safe, the three work together to help keep the magic of Finkleton alive.

KC Hilton has created a vibrant tale of intrigue which is sure to ignite enthusiasm in the minds of young readers.

KC Hilton

KC Hilton

K.C. is a wife, mother and entrepreneur. She self-published the award-winning Finkleton series and My Name is Rapunzel under the pseudonym K.C. Hilton. She currently resides in the great state of Kentucky with her amazing husband and spoiled dog. K.C.’s husband refers to her as Hobbit size and claims that she is “nuttier than a fruit cake.” She owns a complete set of pink tools, believes in aliens and secretly wants to become a badass ninja. In her spare time, she can be found daydreaming about leaving work early to eat chocolate and drink wine. Sometimes her dreams come true.

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