NEWS: Fantasy novel by Illinois Catholic attorney Tim Capps recognized at 2017 New York Book Festival

Hope and Life Press (HLP) is thrilled to announce that the fantasy novel Judging Angels by Illinois death penalty defense expert Timothy Capps, Esq., has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the fiction category of the 2017 New York Book Festival. The novel is also the first of HLP’s publications to have received an award.

Described as a five-star “tour de force of the modern challenges of being a practicing Catholic in today’s world” and an “excellent urban fantasy novel with a frank, and at times painful, exploration of a marriage in its darkest moments” by reviewers on Amazon upon its release, Judging Angels has earned unanimous praise from noteworthy minds in the legal field such as John Hanlon, Esq.; Richard Leo, Ph.D., J.D.; Terence Green, Esq.; and Frank Magill, Esq., for its original genre-bending ability, accuracy of depiction of the American criminal justice system, and provocativeness of thought.

Judging Angels is the first volume in the series The Rubricatae Chronicles. It is available in paperback and ebook editions from Amazon, major booksellers, and directly from the publishers.

Originally published at on June 28, 2017.