IRON SHINTO Winner of Best Young Adult Novel at DIY Book Festival

IRON SHINTO Winner of Best Young Adult Novel at DIY Book Festival.


IRON SHINTO Winner of Best Young Adult Novel at DIY Book Festival
Los Angeles , CA
Saturday, February 28, 2015
‘Iron Shinto’ has earned 23 reviews on Amazon averaging 4.5 stars
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Iron Shinto a Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series by author Tricia Stewart Shiu, was just named Winner in the Young Adult Category at the DIY Book Festival.


Iron Shinto is book three in the MOA series. The first book was Moa, the second Statue of Ku, those too are averaging nearly 5 Stars for each of the more than four dozen reviews on Amazon


Iron Shinto has earned numerous awards and honors at several national and international book festivals and was recently awarded a Mom’s Choice Award, an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the London and New York Book Festivals in the Young Adult category and ‘Runner Up’ at the renowned Beach Book Festival The book was also ‘Runner Up’ at The Great Southeast Book Festival, ‘Honorable Mention’ in the San FranciscoSouthern California and Los Angeles Book Festivals 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 23 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 Iron Shinto 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, 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:


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


In addition to being an award-winning author, Ms. Shiu 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 energy healing. 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 powerful 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.”


Iron Shinto (ISBN: 978-0-9840020-8-5, 2013 Human Being Publishing, 208 Pages, Available on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle 978-0-9840020-6-1 or on the author’s Facebook page:


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,” “Statue of Ku” and “Iron Shinto,” were, by far, her favorite to write.


View the Book Trailer here:


View a video of the quotes from the Moa Book Series here:


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


Media Contact: For a review copy of Iron Shinto, or to schedule an interview with Tricia Stewart Shiu, please contact Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications Book Marketing734-667-2090 or or

Scott Lorenz
Book Publicist
Westwind Communications
Plymouth, MI

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