Rage Named Best of 2018 for Indie Book Awards 

Rage has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) known as the Indie Book Awards as one of the best indie books of 2018. IBPPG is a co-sponsor the Next Generation Indie Book Awards that recognizes the best independently published books and is the world’s largest not-for-profit book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.

The awards are judged by leaders of the indie book publishing industry, including many with long careers at major publishing houses.  Their love of a great read and experience in the publishing arena identify books deserving a wider audience. ‘’Catherine Goulet, Co-Chair of the 2018 awards, proudly said, “Our program has become known as the Sundance of the book publishing world.”


Raffilll’s first novel has received both positive public and critical acclaim, receiving two category wins and two finalist acknowledgments from The Next Generation Indie Book Awards.


Grand Prize Winner – Fiction

Winner – First Novel over 80,000 Words

Finalist – E-Book Fiction

Finalist – General Fiction


“Raffill offers a story that is both innovative, timely, and frightening, and which demonstrates the author’s integrity as a political thriller writer.”  Book Life

“Stewart Raffill delivers on his promise to give us International Intrigue at its finest.  A group of high-ranking military personnel commandeers our biggest and best weapon of mass destruction.  Their mission: go after and annihilate our most devious enemies. Are they renegades or heroes? You be the judge as you turn the pages eagerly to know what thill happen next in this exciting story. ” Next Generation Indie Book Awards


“The stuff from which block-buster movies are made, “Rage” is a simply riveting international political thriller from cover to cover.  While very highly recommended, especially for community library action/adventure fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Rage” is also available in a Kindle format ($9.99).” Midwest Book Review


“In addition, his rigorous research of the relevant military technology infuses the whole tale, which flirts with the improbable, with an air of credibility. A suspenseful and astute examination of America’s exasperation with terrorism. The chief strength of this novel is its complex characters.” Kirkus Review


“This is not a paint by numbers thriller. Mr. Raffill takes us on a rollercoaster ride that I pray never happens in our country, but the entire time I was reading the book, I felt his words could happen.” Darryl Silver, Producer (Big Medicine, Born Country, Idea Factory)



Rage is a fast-paced, high concept international political thriller that confronts international terrorism with a new form of Western terrorism that threatens the entire world order. However, behind all the political intrigue and sophisticated high-tech weaponry is a personal story about love and revenge, and a plot that keeps you guessing until it’s surprisingly twisted end.  


Rage is available in all formats including audible and was eligible for the 60th Grammy Awards in the spoken word division with narration by Mark Deakins (narrator of three Grisham novels and Julia Whelan (narrator of Gone Girl and many other novels.) Rage can be purchased at Barnes and Noble, GoodReads, BAM! and Amazon as a hard cover, soft cover, e-book and audio book.



In addition to his rapidly growing following as a novelist, Stewart Raffill also has an expansive film career that includes 24 film & TV credits as a director and 18 credits as a writer. His films are distributed by MGM/UA, Disney, ABC, NBC, Orion, New Line, BBC, Netflix, Amazon, and others. As a writer and director, Stewart Raffill has won numerous awards and accolades.  These include: Original story credit for “Passenger 57” that took number one at the Box Office, Best Sci-Fi Film at the Rome Film Festival for “The Philadelphia Experiment”, Variety Top 100 Grossing Films for “The Adventures of The Wilderness Family” And “Across the Great Divide”, #1 Show on Disney ABC in its timeslot for “The New Swiss Family Robinson”: Winner NYC Independent Film Festival for “A Month of Sundays”, and other awards listed on StewartRaffill.com.

Raffill’s next novel Isabel and Flo, is a mystery thriller set in Los Angeles and Hawaii. It is a female buddy pic with two heroic women sharing deeds and secrets that can never be retold, as they solve a mystery of dystopian proportion.  It links the female head of a Hollywood studio, rogue cop, families, lovers, dolphins and a small child to an international crime ring. Raffill has also written it into a six-part limited series.

Enter to Win Autographed Book

Autographed books to be mailed December 1 in time for holiday gift giving. Good luck, we hope you enjoy reading RAGE!