Eden Prairie author’s book wins 4th national award

Eden Prairie author’s book wins 4th national award
18 Jun

Eden Prairie author Kevin Kuhn’s novel, “Do You Realize?” has won its fourth national award.

The book won gold in the fantasy/science fiction category of the eLit Awards. “Do You Realize?” was released in 2017 by Beaver’s Pond Press.

“The eLit Awards are dedicated to honoring the best e-books published each year for the North American market. His prize is to be featured in and highlighted prominently in the organization’s monthly newsletter, which goes out to more than 20,000 subscribers worldwide, many of whom are agents, buyers, and librarians,” according to a news release.


'Do You Realize?'

“Do You Realize” by Kevin Kuhn was released in 2017 by Beaver’s Pond Press.

“Do You Realize?” has also garnered awards in the following contests:

  • National Indie Excellence Awards -Finalist.
  • IAN – Book of the Year Awards -Finalist -Science Fiction.
  • Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards -Bronze Medal Winner – Visionary Fiction.

Kuhn’s book centers on George, a-middle management, middle-class and middle-aged man who hates his job. He struggles to stay connected with his wife and children.

“Most guys might end up with a steamy affair and a flashy car for their midlife crises, but George gets a quirky philosophical physics professor named Shiloh. Trapped with this mysterious misfit on his morning commuter train, George is dragged into awkward conversations about love, fear, music, and the meaning of life,” according to a news release.

“Shiloh also asks George to beta-test an app he wrote for the new Apple Watch–and with a free watch included, how could he say no? When tragedy strikes, throwing George out of his uncomfortable comfort zone, he learns that Shiloh’s app lets him journey through alternate versions of his past. As challenges mount in his own reality, George must make a decision that will change him – and possibly the entire multiverse – forever.”

Kuhn is married with three children and is an Optum executive in residence at the University of Minnesota. He teaches at the Carlson School of Management.



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