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BFA_Call_180px-border-drop_angled-2016_2016Congratulations to Norine Dworkin-Mcdaniel and Jessica Ziegler authors of Science of Parenthood for taking the GOLD for Parenting/Family in the 2016 IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards.


 

ippy_goldmedal_LRCongratulations to the 17 authors that won medals in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards! We couldn’t be more thrilled for these fantastic authors!

GAY/LESBIAN/BI/TRANS FICTION

GOLD: Lum: A Novel, by Libby Ware (She Writes Press)

HISTORICAL FICTION

BRONZE (tie): Tasa’s Song, by Linda Kass (She Writes Press)

LITERARY FICTION

BRONZE: How to Grow an Addict by Jodi Wright

MYSTERY/COZY/NOIR

SILVER: Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery, by Kate Jessica Raphael (She Writes Press)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR III (PERSONAL STRUGGLE/HEALTH ISSUES)

GOLD (tie): Beautiful Affliction: A Memoir, by Lene Fogelberg (She Writes Press)

HEALTH/MEDICINE/NUTRITION

BRONZE (tie): The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health, by Romy Block, MD and Arielle Levitan, MD (She Writes Press)

INSPIRATIONAL/SPIRITUAL

SILVER (tie): Learning to Eat Along the Way: A Memoir, by Margaret Bendet (She Writes Press)

SEXUALITY/RELATIONSHIPS

SILVER: Daring to Date Again: A Memoir, by Ann Anderson Evans (She Writes Press)

BRONZE (tie): Erotic Integrity: How to be True to Yourself Sexually, by Claudia Six, PhD (She Writes Press)

WOMEN’S ISSUES

BRONZE: Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, edited by Joanne Cronrath Bamberger (She Writes Press)

COVER DESIGN – FICTION

BRONZE (tie): A Cup of Redemption, by Carole Bumpus (She Writes Press)

REGIONAL MEDALISTS

US NORTHEAST – BEST REGIONAL FICTION
GOLD: The Island of Worthy Boys, by Connie Hertzberg Mayo

SOUTHEAST – BEST REGIONAL FICTION
BRONZE: The Wiregrass, by  Pamela Webber

SOUTH – BEST REGIONAL FICTION
BRONZE: South of Everything, by Audrey Taylor Gonzalez

WEST-PACIFIC – BEST REGIONAL FICTION
GOLD: Shelter Us, by Laura Nicole Diamond

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND – BEST REGIONAL FICTION
GOLD:A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel, by Jenni Ogden

EUROPE – BEST REGIONAL FICTION
GOLD: Even in Darkness, by Barbara A Stark-Nemon

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Beautiful Affliction receives rave review 

Rain Taxi Review of Books raves about Lene Fogleberg’s Beautiful Affliction, “Fogelberg’s poetic sensibility shines… Vivid, heartfelt, and carefully crafted, this memoir will resonate with readers. Beautiful Affliction is more than an illness narrative; its meditations on mortality will appeal to all who love the fragile and impermanent.”

 

Michelle Cox featured on Women Writer’s, Women’s Books

Michelle Cox, author of A Girl Like You, is featured on Women Writer’s, Women’s Books for her piece, “Why You Should Choose a Hybrid -An Insider’s Guide.”

 

Michelle Cox featured in interview 

Elizabeth Caulfield Felt invited Michelle Cox on her blog for an interview about the inspiration behind A Girl Like You.

 

Parting Gifts featured on The Culturalist

Katrina Willis’ Parting Gifts is featured on The Culturalist in the “Spring Books With Multigenerational Stories” roundup.

 

The Full Catastrophe featured on Buzzfeed

Karen Lee’s The Full Catastrophe is featured on Buzzfeed in the “5 Books to Inspire Your Spring Renewal” roundup.

 

The Shelf Life of Ashes featured on Buzzfeed

Hollis Giammatteo’s The Shelf Life of Ashes is featured on Buzzfeed in the “8 Candid Memoirs To Add To Your Reading List This May” roundup.

 

Laurie Buchanan launched new website

Laurie Buchanan, author of Note To Self, launched her brand new website and revealed her book trailer.

 

Patti Clark interviews with Artists First

Patti Clark, author of This Way Up, interviews with Artists First.

 

Kate Raphael interviews with KBOO in Portland 

Kate Raphael, author of Murder Under the Bridge, interviews with Jan Haaken of KBOO in Portland Oregon.

 

 

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Stay tuned for our final dates and bookstores for the 2016 She Writes Press Spring Book Tour. 

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Looking for a chance to connect with fellow SWP authors? Attend one of these great events and share your upcoming events with janay@sparkpointstudio.com.

 

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