- 2020 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, War & Military (Adult Fiction)
"Shades of the Deep Blue Sea" is more than a historically precise novel of World War II in the Pacific. It also is a riveting foray into dodging torpedoes, machine guns, and Japanese patrols that makes one wonder whether Bart could actually see what happened beforehand. A shade, after all, is more than just a change of color.