“MOA” Wins Two Global eBook Awards

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MOA is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu
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‘MOA’ Wins Two Global eBook Awards


Los Angeles, CA – MOA, the first book in the’Moa Book Series has won two Bronze Awards from the Global eBook Awards. One for the Best Illustration in the Adult Fiction and Fiction category and a second Bronze for the Best Fiction in the Spiritual/Metaphysical category.

MOA is a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu.  Her most recent book, Iron Shinto was just awarded two Mom’s Choice Awards in the Young Adult Category as well as a Young Contributor in illustrations. Daughter, Sydney Shiu, 10 years old, is the Illustrator of the series.

MOA is book one in the MOA Book Series. The second book is Statue of Ku and the third, Iron Shinto. All of which are averaging nearly 5 Stars for each of the more than four dozen reviews on Amazon

Here’s what one of the many five star reviews says about MOA“It’s an educational and inspiring book that I could not put down.”


Iron Shinto has earned numerous awards and honors at several national and international book festivals and was recently awarded ‘Honorable Mention’ in the New York Book Festival in the Young Adult category and ‘Runner Up’ at the renownedBeach Book Festival.  The book was also ‘Runner Up’ at The Great Southeast Book Festival, ‘Honorable Mention’ in the San Francisco and The Los Angeles Book Festival in the Young Adult category and in Portland Oregon’s Great Northwest Book Festival. All three books in the series chronicle a fanciful flight through time and space in a multi-dimensional universe of interplanetary spirits.

Iron Shinto has also earned 17 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.5 stars.

In 2013 Shiu completed a successful Kickstarter campaign which helped raise funds for the costs of editing, publishing and publicity for Iron Shinto, as well as the audio books for all three books in the Moa series.  “The series is designed to appeal to the fans of Young Adult, Metaphysical Fantasy Fiction and others who just love books,” says Shiu.

Of the many FIVE STAR reviews of the Moa Book Series is one is by an Amazon Hall of Fame (Top 50) Reviewer Grady Harp who writes:

‘What exactly is real? Your thoughts make whatever you perceive to be real. Beyond that, what exists?’  Tricia Stewart Shiu has stepped into territory that few contemporary writers of novels have journeyed – concepts of many permutations of the spirit world as experienced and acted out by contemporary characters. Reading Shiu’s book IRON SHINTO (the third volume of her series of books entitled The Moa Books) is not only immensely entertaining as a story, but also illuminating as to the concepts of the levels of existence that bond the corporeal world with the spirit world.

Each chapter opens with a ritual that the reader can actually follow and perform, moments of enlightenment that heighten the meaning of the novel but also serve to open the reader’s mind to the seemingly endless possibilities of realms of existence – call it reincarnation or alternative levels of being or whatever connects the reader with a willingness to think along different lines. Though Shiu writes her books for a Teen or Young Adult audience, her commitment to expand the mind is so well centered that her audience could comfortably and satisfyingly include adult readers, especially those curious about universal levels of being.  –Grady Harp, Top 100 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

As one reviewer said: “If you are a fan of spiritualism, the power of meditation and a believer in extrasensory powers” you’ll love this book. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook

Another reviewer said, “Dramatic Twisted! I’m left with a WONDERFUL Book Hangover!


The author, in addition to being an award-winning playwright, is also a metaphysical adept who actually met Moa, the ancient Hawaiian spirit at the heart of the series. “When I was five,” Ms. Shiu explained, “I was visited by a vision. I’ll never forget it, I was running down the stairs and the entity, a girl with dark hair, stopped me in my tracks. The spirit said that I would go through a deeply challenging time in my life, but would resurface, later in life, with unimaginable joy and fulfillment. That vision stayed with me.”

Many years later, taking a nap during a visit to her husband’s family home in Honolulu, that dark-haired girl came back. “In my mind’s eye, I saw a beautiful young woman with dark hair, who said her name was Moaahuulikkiaaakea’o Haanaapeekuluueehuehakipuunahe’e—Moa for short.”

Ms. Shiu’s experience with this benevolent spirit launched her into a personal journey of spiritual exploration which included studies in mediumship, pagan and Huna rituals as well as an energy healing technique called “Crystalline Consciousness Technique.” She also studied a variety of shamanic clearing methods and healing rituals.

The result of the author’s unique background is that each chapter of the book begins with a meditative ritual that pertains to that chapter. Some of the rituals, oils or meditations are even mentioned in the plot of the book. All of these rituals are easily done by the reader and have remarkably soothing and healing properties.

The author sums it all up this way; “Whatever your belief or understanding of the metaphysical world, I believe that if one person is transformed through learning, then we are all transformed. I truly believe the Moa I met came through in this work and, just as I connected with her as I wrote, those who read the book will experience her as well.”

The MOA book series is available on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle or on the author’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/MoaBook 

About The Global eBbook Awards was started by Dan Poytner an expert in the publishing business to help authors promote and publicize their books. Poynter is an evangelist for eBooks, an ombudsman for eBook authors, an advocate for eBook publishing, and the godfather to thousands of successfully-published electronic books. The first The Global eBook Awardswas held in 2011. http://globalebookawards.com/

About Tricia Stewart Shiu

Tricia Stewart Shiu is an award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright, but her passion lies in creating mystical stories. Her latest series, The Moa Books, which includes “Moa,” “The Statue of Ku” and “The Iron Shinto,” were, by far, her favorite to write View the Book Trailer here: http://youtu.be/Ou1MW2Y65jI

View a video of the quotes from the Moa Book Series here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCIocf3tjco&feature=share&list=UUiUbMnzAu77txNRqAk8LF3w

Find out more about Tricia Stewart Shiu on a recent Blog Tour here:



Media Contact: For a review copy of Moa, or to schedule an interview with Tricia Stewart Shiu, please contact Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090 or scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or http://www.book-marketing-expert.com


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