An Unrequited FallThis morning, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association released the complete list of 2014-2015 winners of their President’s Awards. Members of Tallahassee Writers Association, authors who are in Tallahassee’s Southern Yellow Pine Publishing family, as well as others, are on the list, including our dear friend and Around the Writer’s Table client, Leslee Horner. An Unrequited Fall is the second of four books in her Young Adult series, The Past Lives of Lola Ray, about fifteen-year-old Lola, who is experiencing past life regressions. Congratulations to all the winners. Fine work, everyone ! Here is FAPA’s official release:


AUGUST 8, 2015 — On Saturday night, August 8, the Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for the best books of 2014 and the first half of 2015 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States. The event, which took place at the Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort, recognized outstanding books by awarding gold and up to two silver medals in categories ranging from children’s books to adult fiction, from memoirs to self-help, from business books to e-books.

“The 2015 award winners elevate publishing both regionally and nationally. The awards continue to command the attention of industry professionals and readers!” said Mark Wayne Adams, FAPA President.

The following winners were selected in the following categories by the competition’s 31 judges – 27 national state librarians and four publishing professionals:

CHILDREN’S FICTION

CHILDREN’S NON-FICTION

FLORIDA YOUNG CHILDREN’S BOOK

CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK

FLORIDA CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

FLORIDA YOUNG ADULT (FICTION & NON-FICTION)

EDUCATION

BUSINESS

REFERENCE

RELIGION

  • SILVER: A Taste of Chocolate for the Soul, Dr. Carol Kennedy, Westbow
  • SILVER: Shiloh Unveiled, Walter Joseph Schenck, Jr., iUniverse, LLC
  • GOLD: Still Wearing My Heels, Michelle Frazzetto, Peppertree Press

SPORTS & RECREATION

E-BOOK ADULT

E-BOOK CHILDREN

SHORT FICTION

ADULT FICTION: GENERAL

ADULT FICTION: GENRE

ADULT FICTION: ACTION/SUSPENSE

ADULT FICTION: HISTORICAL

ADULT: NON-FICTION

POETRY

FLORIDA FICTION FOR ADULTS

FLORIDA NON-FICTION FOR ADULTS

BIOGRAPHY

 AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

HEALTH & FITNESS

HOME AND GARDEN

COOKBOOK

POLITICAL

HOW TO/SELF-HELP

COFFEE TABLE BOOK

HUMOR

COVER DESIGN: SMALL FORMAT

COVER DESIGN: LARGE FORMAT

FOUNDERS AWARD

Patricia Charpentier, Writing Your Life

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