PRESS RELEASE MARCH 15th 2012
RHAMIN by Bryce Thomas wins the title of ‘Welsh Bestseller Children’s Book in English 2012’ at the prestigious Publishing Trade Award Ceremony held by The Welsh Books Council in Aberystwyth on Thursday the 15th March. The award covers all sales both in the UK and overseas.
Editorial Director, Dorothy Hamilton of Thomas Hamilton Publishers, who received the award, said, ‘This success of Bryce Thomas’s fabulous novel Rhamin shows what can be achieved even with a debut novel if it is good enough.
‘Rhamin has now got a very large following of fans who are also eagerly awaiting the soon to be released sequel, Rhamin II: Blue Tooth. His second and recently released novel, Lucy Lockhart: The Awakening, is also showing excellent results, so we are very confident that Bryce Thomas has an extremely bright future as a popular children’s author.’
When informed of the result this morning, Llanelli author, Bryce Thomas, said, ‘I am absolutely amazed! For my debut novel to receive this huge honour, is a thrilling and exciting event for me. I am so glad I made the decision to grasp the pen and become a writer. I would like to thank all those wonderful readers who bought my book, and made this possible.’