You are invited to the 2013 Golden Scroll Awards
*When: Sunday, June 23rd, 1:00 p.m.
*Where: The Ramada Plaza Hotell
*811 N 9th Street
*St. Louis, Mo
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AWSA will honor editors and publishers with the Golden Scroll Awards and New York Times Best-selling author, Lysa Terkeurst, will keynote. See the press release of our Finalists Below:
Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of "Made to Crave" and "Unglued" as well as 14 other titles. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her team saw over 4,000 women make a personal commitment to Jesus this year. They reach nearly 700,000 women daily through their on-line devotion, "Encouragement for Today" and thousands more through the Proverbs 31 radio program playing on 1200 radio outlets daily. In addition to speaking at Catalyst and Women of Faith, she accepts a limited number of engagements at churches where she is passionate about helping women connect the messy parts of life with the miraculous hope of God. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Art, their 5 kids, three dogs and a mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.
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Press Release for 2013 Golden Scroll Award Finalists
Longmont, CO – The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) just announced their finalists for the 2013 Golden Scroll Awards for Publisher, Editor, Fiction Editor, Novel and Nonfiction Book of the Year who will be honored at the AWSA Golden Scrolls Awards Banquet and reception, Sunday, June 23 rd from 1 to 4 pm at the Ramada Plaza in Saint Louis, MO.
Honored for outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors, the Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year finalists are Crossway, Moody Publishers, and New Hope Publishers; Editor of the Year finalists are Lil Copan of Abingdon Press, Erin Gwynne of Tyndale House Publishers, and Sandra VanderZicht of Zondervan; and the Fiction Editor of the Year finalists are Vicki Crumpton of Baker Publishing Group, Ramona Richards of Abingdon Press, and Shannon Marchese of WaterBrook Multnomah, a division of Random House Inc.
The finalists for the Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year are Kim De Blecourt with Ginger Kolbaba for Until We All Come Home (Faith Words,) Missy Horsfall and Jocelyn Hamsher for Can You Tell This is a Knockoff? (Barbour,) Sharon Jaynes for A Sudden Glory, God’s Lavish Response to Your Ache for Something More (Multnomah,) and Karen Whiting and Jocelyn Green for Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (God & Country Press.)
The 2013 finalists for the Golden Scroll Novel of the Year are Eva Marie Everson for Waiting for Sunrise (Revell,) Jocelyn Green for Wedded to War (River North,) Susan May Warren for You Don’t Know Me (Tyndale,) and Jeanette Windle for Congo Dawn (Tyndale).
Other awards to be presented at the Golden Scrolls Award Banquet are the AWSA Member of the Year, the Beyond Me Award, as well as the prestigious 2012 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lysa TerKeurst, the New York Times bestselling author of "Made to Crave" and "Unglued," will give the keynote and authors Carol Kent and Pam Farrel will present the awards. Recording artist Lisa Troyer will perform a parody written by Martha Bolton dedicated to editors and publishers. A dessert reception immediately follows the banquet.
At 4 p.m. our guests are invited to stay and enjoy author Kathi Lipp’s talk on ways to market your speaking.
The Golden Scroll Awards banquet and reception are open to the public. Tickets are $49.99. ]
or more information or to register for the banquet, go to www.ScrollAwards.com. AWSA, an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries, consists of over 400 top ICRS
Here's what happened last year...
AWSA Announces 2012 Golden Scroll Award Winners
Orlando, FL – The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) held their 12th Golden Scroll Awards Banquet Sunday, July 15th, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. Honored for outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors, the Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year went to Harvest House Publishers. Author Poppy Smith said of Harvest, “I’ve appreciated their enthusiasm and warm support of my recent book.”
The Golden Scroll Editor of the Year went to Kim Bangs, now of Regal Books. Author Vonda Skelton said of Bangs, “She is so much more than an editor. She's a friend, prayer warrior, and sister in the Lord who loves to serve Him.”
The Golden Scroll Fiction Editor of the Year went to Julee Schwarzburg of Schwarzburg Editorial . Novelist Gayle Roper said, “Julee is a fabulous editor with a strong sense of story as well as a keen eye for the particulars that make a story zing.”
The Golden Scroll Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year went to Poppy Smith for Why Can’t He Be More Like Me (Harvest House Publishers). The AWSAs found Smith’s book both entertaining and informative as well as from her heart. The Golden Scroll Award for Novel of the Year went to Susan May Warren for Heiress (Summerside Press). The AWSAs recommend Heiress as a compelling novel about two sisters who discover that being an heiress might cost them the chance for true love. The Golden Scroll Award for the Inspiration and Gift Book of the year went to Mary Tatem for The Quilt of Life, A Patchwork of Inspirational Thoughts (Barbour Publishing). The AWSAs recommend the The Quilt of Life as a gem which weaves brilliant quotes throughout its pages.
The AWSA of the Year was presented by AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd to Pam Farrel. Shepherd said, “Pam has accomplished so much as and her husband founded both Love-Wise and Farrel Communications and also wrote 30 books, including Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti with over 300,000 sold.
The Beyond Me Award, presented by Kathi Macias, went to Jeanette Windle. Macias said, “No one better epitomizes a ‘beyond me’ life than Jeanette. She selflessly gives herself away, both at home and on the mission field, and abundantly blesses those she meets. I’m honored to know this devoted lady, and to call her my friend.”
The prestigious 2012 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award went to bestselling author and international radio personality June Hunt. Hunt is the founder and CEO of Hope for the Heart, a biblical counseling ministry with radio programs Hope for the Heart and Hope in the Night heard on 1000 outlets worldwide.
June Hunt was also the keynote speaker and recording artist Gwen Smith performed a parody written by Martha Bolton. After the banquet and dessert reception, Suzanne Kuhn, owner of SuzyQ, a full-service author promotion and retail development service, talked about ways to maximize book sales .
AWSA, an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries, consists of over 350 top ICRS women authors who both publish and speak nationally. See www.AWSA.com.
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See the 2011 winners, click HERE.