Kuhn’s book wins fourth national award

Kuhn’s book wins fourth national award
02 Jul

St. Joseph native and Lakeshore High School graduate Kevin Kuhn recently won another national award for his novel, “Do You Realize.”

The book, released in 2017 by Beaver’s Pond Press, has won gold in the fantasy/science fiction category of the eLit Awards. The eLit Awards are dedicated to honoring the best e-books published each year in North American.

His prize will be featured at, and highlighted in the organization’s monthly newsletter.

The eLit Award is the fourth national award for “Do You Realize?” The book also has won recognition in the: National Indie Excellence Awards (finalist), IAN Book of the Year Awards (finalist – Science Fiction) and Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards (Bronze Medal winner – Visionary Fiction).

“Do You Realize” is the story of George, a middle-management, middle-class, middle-aged guy who hates his job and struggles to stay connected to his wife and teenage children.

Most guys might end up with an affair and a flashy car for their mid-life 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.

Shiloh 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 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. He is an optum executive in residence at the University of Minnesota, and teaches in the Carlson School of Management.



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