By: PRLog
November 02, 2011 at 16:17 PM EDT
Drew Aquilina Wins USA "Best Books 2011" Environment Category Book Award
PR Log - Nov 02, 2011 - Scottsdale, AZ (November 2011) -  International awarding-winning cartoonist Drew Aquilina and his cartoon compilation Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up have been honored as the Award-Winner in the Environment: Green/Alternative Energy/Conservation category of  the 8th annual USA "Best Books 2011" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.   Aquilina and all winners and finalists of this prestigious competition are honored by USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses.  Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year's contest yielded an unprecedented number of entries, which were then narrowed down to over 500 winners and finalists.

Aquilina has been entertaining audiences since 1987.  A Connecticut native, Aquilina graduated from UMass Amherst with a B.S. degree in Landscape Architecture, while creating the cartoon strip Green Pieces©  which has run as a daily and weekly comic feature since 1994. Aquilina is also the principle of Site Design, LLC Landscape Architecture in Scottsdale.  Aquilina continues to produce a daily Green Pieces© strip at http://www.greenpiecescartoons.com and http://www.GoComics.com while celebrating the publication of his best-selling, award-winning first cartoon compilation, Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up.  Aquilina and his wife, Lisa, live in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
 
Aquilina also has written the next two books in the series, Green Pieces: Meet the Pond Friends and Green Pieces: One Piece At a Time.  These titles are scheduled to be released in February 2012 in anticipation of Earth Day 2012.  Aquilina also tours nation-wide offering cartooning and humor presentations to schools, corporations, Scouts of America and children's hospitals.

Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up is also now available as an E-Book through Kindle, IPad and Nook.  This delightful book will make an excellent Holiday gift or stocking stuffer.  Order copies for your friends and family today at http://www.Amazon.com.

Green Pieces:  Green From the Pond Up, is distributed through Midpoint Trade Books and Premium Book Company.  The book also may be ordered through www.midpointtrade.com, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Publisher's Alley and http://www.greenpiecesbooks.com.

CONTACT:  Lisa Maggiore (602) 510-8076 or (480) 219-4559 (AZ), greenpiecestoons@gmail.com or mail@greenpiecestoons.com, http://www.greenpiecesbooks.com; http://www.greenpiecescartoons.com to schedule a Green Pieces presentation for your organization, school or charitable event or to arrange an interview.  Aquilina is a frequent radio guest nation-wide and is available as a last minute guest for radio and live in-studio TV segments.
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Who knew being green could be so hilarious? Drew Aquilina’s cartoon strip Green pieces & first collection Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up explore the lives of four animal friends and their take on life at a typical pond, tackling issues from animal welfare to a hilarious cartoon lawsuit. Aquilina has been entertaining audiences since 1987. A Connecticut native, Aquilina graduated from UMass Amherst with a B.S. degree in Landscape Architecture, while creating the cartoon strip Green Pieces© which has run as a daily and weekly comic feature since 1994. Aquilina is also the principle of Site Design, LLC Landscape Architecture in Scottsdale. Aquilina continues to produce a daily Green Pieces© strip at www.greenpiecescartoons.comand www.GoComics.com while celebrating the publication of his best-selling, award-winning first cartoon compilation, Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up. Aquilinai and his wife, Lisa, live in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

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