Every week, we are going to celebrate noteworthy achievements and upcoming events happening within the She Writes Press community in our new “Friday High-Fives!” (formerly celebrated monthly via the monthly memo). 

From author interviews to launch parties, we are shining a light on a few of the fantastic things happening in our world.

If you have coverage you’d like to share (that hasn’t already been sent or shared), a new award to your name or an event planned, please let Leila know at leila@sparkpointstudio.com and we’ll get you included in an upcoming Friday High-Five.

She Writes Press authors dominated the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards!
Congratulations to our amazing winners and finalists in this prestigious indie publishing award. We are so proud of all of these amazing books.
Winners: 
Jennifer Monahan, author of This Trip will Change Your Life: A Shaman’s Story of Spirit Evolution
Jennifer Dwight, author of The Tolling of Mercedes Bell: A Novel
Diane B. Saxton, author of Peregrine Island: A Novel
Finalists: 
Barbara Donsky, author of Veronica’s Grave: A Daughter’s Memoir
Virginia A. Simpson, author of The Space Between
LeeAndra Chergey, author of Make a Wish for Me: A Family’s Recovery from Autism
Iris Waichler, author of Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents
Diane B. Saxton, author of Peregrine Island: A Novel
Carolyn Cohagan, author of Time Zero

Congratulations to all the incredible She Writes Press authors who were honored in the 2017 International Book Awards. We couldn’t be prouder!

The following #SWPauthors were winners and finalists and swept the Best Book Awards: Carlyn Montes De Oca, Virginia A. Simpson, Mary E. Plouffe, Jennifer Dwight, Karen Elizabeth Lee, Jeanne Blasberg Author, Kristen Harnisch, Ashley E Sweeney, Diane B. Saxton, Amy S. Peele, Leah Chyten, Carolyn Cohagan, Tuya Pearl, Laurie Buchanan, and Betty Hafner.

See the full list of recipients here.

Mary E. Plouffe was named a finalist in the 2017 International Book Awards and featured in the Portland Press Herald.

Mary E. Plouffe, author of I Know It in My Heart: Walking Through Grief with a Child (May 2017), is an Award-Winning Finalist in the “Autobiography/Memoir” category of the 2017 International Book Awards. You can view a complete list of winners and finalists in each category here.

Mary also received a full page spread feature in the Portland Press Herald. See it here.

Shani Raviv was selected to speak at a national conference for the National Eating Disorders Association.

Shani Raviv, author of Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa (July 2017),was selected by the Binge Eating Disorder Association in partnership with National Eating Disorders Association to present a panel at their annual conference called “The Healing Power of Writing Your Story: How Crafting A Personal Narrative Facilitates Recovery From An Eating Disorder” which will take place in Brooklyn, NY on November 2-4, 2017

Marcia Mabee’s Naked Mountain was featured in Kirkus Reviews.

Kirkus Reviews called Marcia’s new book Naked Mountain: “An honest depiction of a courageous, difficult journey.” You can read the full review here.

Have something to share in the next Friday High-Fives? Be sure to email leila@sparkpointstudio.com.

2017-05-26T22:25:40+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Friday High Fives, Monthly Memo|

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