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Visionary Fiction Novel "Second Chances" Wins New Apple Book Award For Excellence In Independent Publishing

"Second Chances" by Lincoln Cole chosen as Medalist Winner in the Visionary Fiction category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.


Dayton, OH, August 30, 2016

Second Chances by Lincoln Cole chosen as Medalist Winner in the Visionary Fiction category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
Nichole, a young black woman, is caught in a tough position. She is juggling too many responsibilities as her world falls apart around her. When her mother turns up missing while performing an errand, Nichole is left picking up the pieces of her shattered life and taking care of her younger siblings. She isn’t sure where she can turn to for help, and she is facing a lot of harsh realities about how life works and how much prejudice can hold her back. Richard is a lawyer who lost himself in corporate law. He wants to help Nichole through her heartbreaking situation, but he makes mistakes and loses her trust. He discovers that he’s been doing the right things for the wrong reasons for a long time. Everything begins to fall apart as he realizes he's swept problems under the rug for so long he might no longer be able to fix them. After meeting a young alcoholic who is struggling to take control of his life, Richard wakes up to just how far off-course his life has become and attempts to right it. He asks Nichole for a second chance to help her overcome her obstacles, and he hopes it isn't too late. Can Nichole and Richard overcome their prejudices and get a Second Chance?

About the Author
Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster puppy and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.

About the New Apple Book Awards
The Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction.

Contact Information
Second Chances is available in Paperback, Hardcover and eBook on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

Author: Lincoln Cole
Publishing House: Lincoln Cole Publishing
ISBN-10: 0997225939
Author website:
Twitter: @LincolnJCole
Lincoln Cole is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Contact the author at

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