Joshua Viola

Accolades

Literature

Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars
FINALIST in the Science Fiction category
2019 Colorado Book Awards | Colorado Humanities
March 2019
Mechanical Animals
FINALIST in the Anthology category
2019 Colorado Book Awards | Colorado Humanities
March 2019
Denver Moon: Metamorphosis
PRELIMINARY BALLOT for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
2018 Bram Stoker Awards
January 2019
Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars
Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018: Indie Sci-Fi
Kirkus Reviews
December 2018
Blood Business
FINALIST in the Anthology category
2018 Colorado Book Awards | Colorado Humanities
March 2018
Blood Business
Denver Post #1 Bestseller in Paperback Fiction
The Denver Post
November 2017
Yog SEA (Service, Excellence and Art) Award #9
Horror Writers Association - Mile High Chapter
November 2017
Cyber World
GOLD in the Science Fiction category
2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards
March 2017
Cyber World
FINALIST in the Anthology category
2017 Colorado Book Awards | Colorado Humanities
March 2017
Cyber World
Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of 2016: Anthologies
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
December 2016
Nightmares Unhinged
Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2016: Indie
Kirkus Reviews
December 2016
Cyber World
Tattered Cover #1 Bestseller in Paperback Fiction
Tattered Cover
November 2016
Nightmares Unhinged
WINNER in the Fiction: Horror category
International Book Awards
May 2016
Nightmares Unhinged
WINNER in the Fiction: Horror category
USA Best Book Awards
November 2015
Nightmares Unhinged
FINALIST in the Fiction: Anthologies category
USA Best Book Awards
November 2015
Nightmares Unhinged
HONORABLE MENTION in the Horror category
Halloween Book Festival
November 2015
The Bane of Yoto
WINNER in the Science Fiction category
National Indie Excellence Awards
June 2014
The Bane of Yoto
HONORABLE MENTION in the General Fiction category
Paris Book Festival
May 2014
The Bane of Yoto
WINNER in the Science Fiction category
International Book Awards
May 2014
The Bane of Yoto
HONORABLE MENTION in Science Fiction
New England Book Festival
2013
The Bane of Yoto
FINALIST in the Fiction: Fantasy Category
USA Best Book Awards
November 2013
The Bane of Yoto
FINALIST in the Fiction: Science Fiction Category
USA Best Book Awards
November 2013
The Bane of Yoto
NOTABLE in the Epic Sagas category for Best Indie Book
Shelf Unbound
November 2013
The Bane of Yoto
WINNER in the Science Fiction Category
Halloween Book Festival
October 2013
The Bane of Yoto
WINNER in the Science Fiction Category
Southern California Book Festival
October 2013
The Bane of Yoto
GOLD Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror E-Book
The Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY'S)
May 2013
The Bane of Yoto
WINNER in the Fiction: Fantasy Category
International Book Awards
May 2013
The Bane of Yoto
RUNNER-UP in the General Fiction category
London Book Festival
December 2012
The Bane of Yoto
HONORABLE MENTION in the Genre-Based Fiction category Hollywood Book Festival July 2012
The Bane of Yoto
HONORABLE MENTION in the Science Fiction category
New York Book Festival
June 2012
The Bane of Yoto
WINNER in the Science Fiction category
Halloween Book Festival
October 2012
The Bane of Yoto
HONORABLE MENTION in the Fantasy category
Halloween Book Festival
October 2012

Artwork

Cyber World cover art published in Spectrum 24
(Credited as Art Director, art by Aaron Lovett)
Flesk Publications
November 2017
Nightmares Unhinged cover art published in Spectrum 22
(Credited as Art Director, art by Aaron Lovett)
Flesk Publications
November 2015
RUNNER-UP in the Terminator Genisys Art Contest
Presented by HitFix and Skydance Productions
March 2015
WINNER of the NeverSummer/Breckenridge Brewery Artist Series Snowboard Competition
NeverSummer/Breckenridge Brewery
2014
WINNER of the Denver ComicCon/Breckenridge Brewery "Brews Wayne" Beer Logo Contest
Denver ComicCon/Breckenridge Brewery
2014

Film & Video

GOLD for Frontiere Natural Meats Commercial (Director)
The Aurora Awards
June 2014

Joshua Viola is a Denver Post bestselling author, four-time Colorado Book Award finalist, and the owner of Hex Publishers.

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