Adam Reed Wins Three Coveted Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for Bee in the Sea

November 18, 2015 by  
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CHANDLER, AZ (November, 2015) – The judges of the 2015 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in all genres of literature have spoken, and Adam Reed and his children’s book, BEE IN THE SEA, has been awarded in multiple categories:

* 1st Place in Newbie – First Time Author category

* 1st Place in the Animals/Pets category

* 1st Place in Children’s Picture Books 5 & Younger

bee in the sea

“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second Place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

“Writing children’s books has become somewhat of a hobby of mine, since my daughter was born earlier this year,” said Adam Reed, EVP of Thinkfactory Media. “This was my first published book and the moral of the story is that anyone can do anything if they just try, and funny enough for me it was just writing this book! Teaching life lessons is something every parent must do and this is a fun tale that I hope everyone shares with their children so we can empower them to go after their dreams.”

BEE IN THE SEA is a funny and adventurous story about a young bee who one day finds himself in the middle of the sea. Surrounded by curious sea creatures and fantastical ocean life, he undertakes a magical journey making many friends along the way. The book has an important message that children everywhere will respond to teaching them that if bees can swim and fish can fly, they too can do anything they try. It retails for $9.99 and can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For a complete list of winners, visit and click on “Winners.”

The next Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Submissions postmarked August 1, 2016 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show written by Radke. Final deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. The Early Bird deadline for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding literature in all children’s books, is March 1, 2016. May 1, 2015 is the final deadline. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest, visit and click on the contest of choice.

To learn more about Five Star Publications, celebrating 30 years of business in Chandler, Arizona, visit, email or call 480-940-8182.

Adam Reed is the Executive Vice President of Thinkfactory Media and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company including creative and business development, along with day-to-day production across all series. For the past 11 years, Reed has been instrumental in transitioning the company into a thriving mainstay network supplier and has been an integral part of every production the company has developed and produced.

He started Thinkfactory Media’s rapid growth by co-creating Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and was instrumental in developing a large unscripted slate for the company by producing hit shows such as: Marriage Boot Camp (We tv), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (We tv), Married By Mom and Dad (TLC), Dead of Winter: The Donner Party (The Weather Channel), Vet School (Nat Geo WILD) Preachers’ Daughters (Lifetime), as well as franchising the highest rated series in the history of TV One R&B Divas: Atlanta and R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One). Bee in the Sea is his first published children’s book.