Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jontz Biography Honored

My biography of Hoosier politician and environmentalist Jim Jontz was honored in the annual Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' Best in Indiana Journalism contest. The People's Choice: Congressman Jim Jontz of Indiana won first place in the non-fiction book category.

The judge for the category said of my work: "Ray E. Boomhower's thoroughly researched and documented biography of Jim Jontz is a touching story well told--an inspiring portrait of a man's passion for the environment."