Author John Crawley's Novel The Myth Makers Awarded Best Cover Design

February 18
7:08 2013

Author John Crawley's Novel The Myth Makers Awarded Best Cover Design

Author John Crawley's novel, The Myth Makers, published in December 2012, has been awarded Best Cover Design for Mystery Novels by Venture Galleries. The following is the announcement:

The award-winning cover for The Myth Makers was designed by Bob Young of The Young Company. Young's work has been exhibited at New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian, and The Ringling Museum. He has won awards from every major creative competition, including Clio and The One Show. Today he does brand development and graphic identities for individuals, organizations and companies around the world. The Myth Makers is available in eBook format at, Barnes and Noble and in hard copy at

In the 1970's, when energy was cheap and gas lines years in the future, three engineers in the New Mexico desert discover a secret hiding in the molecules of oxygen and hydrogen compounds. As they work to decode this secret, they find that the laws of physics prohibiting a perpetual motion device may not be carved in stone. The results cost one engineer his life, sentence another to a lifetime in hiding, and condemn the third to play dumb for the last thirty years of his life.

The Myth Makers asks the questions: Had these engineers built the ultimate free energy machine? Or was theirs just another hoax perpetrated by brilliant con men? Reporter, Jack Lawrence, the novel's protagonist, must answer these questions to get his article into print. Also facing him, the impending demise of his own publication. Is this story big enough to save the newspaper? Or are these secrets too dangerous to reveal?


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