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Presence of Angels: A Healer's Life by J.C. Hugh MacKimmie is announced
a semifinalist winner in the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards


May 22, 2006 (Eureka, MT.) - Presence of Angels: A Healer's Life by J.C. Hugh MacKimmie is a semifinalist winner in the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography/Memoir category.

Presence of Angels: A Healer's Life by J.C. Hugh MacKimmie is an inspiring memoir told with wisdom and humor. More than 50 years ago, following his recovery from cancer, diabetes, polio and a devastating accident that left him unable to walk, the author began chronicling his life and adventures.

Readers travel with MacKimmie as he undergoes an extraordinary healing and spiritual journey to learn what brings healing to people and how soul growth guides the outcome of all healing. MacKimmie, who inherited his healing powers from his Scottish great-grandfather, shares his upbringing, insights and experiences with surprising humor and refreshing candor. Presence of Angels: A Healerís Life is an energy-infused book that offers a powerful message of hope, self-empowerment and transformation.

"Jim MacKimmie is the real deal. For more than half a century this respected healer has graced generations of spiritual health seekers with his gifts. This long-awaited book is a striking tribute to his fascinating life, revealing the ups and downs of living with his Godgiven powers," said Cheri Bianchini, author of The Healthy Way.

The IPPY Awards were conceived in 1996 as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles produced each year. The IPPY rewards those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing.

"From our viewpoint, independent publishing continues to mature, improve, and become a more vital part of the world of books and reading. I applaud the courage of authors and publishers who aren't afraid to take chances and break new ground. This is where the innovation in the world of publishing comes from," said Jim Barnes, Independent Publisher Online editor and award coordinator.

The 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards attracted books from more than 1,500 publishers around the world, including all 50 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 16 foreign countries. More than 200 children's picture books were entered this year. Awards will be presented at Book Expo America in Washington, D.C., at the 10th annual IPPY Award Celebration.

For more information on the book, Presence of Angels: A Healerís Life by J.C. Hugh MacKimmie, please visit www.knowingheart.com or e-mail knowingheart@interbel.net.


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