Tears and Trombones received the IPPY bronze medal in May, 2015, for Best Fiction in the Western Region.
“Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year”.
Tears and Trombones received a Silver Medal from Readers’ Favorite in the Young Adult-Literary Fiction category in 2017.
“It isn’t surprising that Tears and Trombones is the winner of the Independent Publishers medal for “Best Fiction in the Western Pacific Region” because of the great storytelling craft and the exceptional prose readers will find as they begin to read the story. Nanci Lee Woody’s story will be of great delight to music fans and readers who enjoy well-developed characters, swiftly paced stories, and balanced writing.”