August 2022 Newsletter

President’s Message

Welcome Robert Jacob

I am honored and humbled to become the next President of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. As I assume this office, I would first like to express my deepest gratitude to our outgoing President, Renee Garrison, and the Board of Directors, who have contributed so much of their time and energy over the past years to keep this organization running smoothly.

FAPA draws its real strength from the membership. Each of you represents the absolute finest in literary and publishing excellence. This year’s conference provided an opportunity for each member to reflect upon how FAPA has grown and where it is headed. As the premier professional literary and publishing organization in Florida, our association is responsible for shaping the future landscape of this industry.

Each of us should be extremely proud of FAPA’s successes over the last year which were brought on by the continued participation and enthusiasm of our members. I thank you in advance for your support this coming year and I am excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with our membership and board of directors as we make a positive impact on both our Association and our industry.

– Robert Jacob

FAPA Book Awards

Congratulations to the

2022 FAPA Presidents Book Award Winners

Adult Fiction: General
Gold – Thoughts & Prayers by Ginny Fite (Lee Anne Post)
Silver – When I Last Saw You by Bette Lee Crosby
Bronze – A Boundless Place by Pamela Stockwell
Adult Fiction: Historical
Gold – The Fault Between US by Bette Lee Crosby
Silver – The Devil’s Bookkeepers Book 3: The Noose Closes by Mark Newhouse
Bronze – Journey To Eden by John York
 Adult Fiction: Mystery/Suspense
Gold – Scattered Legacy by Marlene Bell
Silver – Mister Manners by J. C. Bruce
Bronze – December of the Dark Sun by John Chaplick
 Adult Fiction: Thriller/Horror
Gold – Phantom of the Beach by David L. Maurer
Silver – The Archer’s Thread by Noel Zamot
Bronze – Tales from the Eerie Canal: 22 Stories of the Delightfully Dark and Creepy by Barbara Rein
 Adult Fiction: Romance
Silver – The Ansgar Treasury: A Windflower Saga Collection by Aleksandra Layland
Bronze – Glissando: A story of love, lust and jazz by Debbie Burke
 Adult Fiction: Sci-Fi
Gold – Hall Of Skulls by Jamie Eubanks
Silver – The Betrayal: Book 1 of 3 in the Blue Lotus Project Doug Dorsey
Bronze – All Things in Time by Eric Martell
 Adult Fiction: Fantasy
Gold – The Book of Shadow by Bruce Blake
Silver – The Unintended Traveler by Richard Wayne Johnson
Bronze – Animal Lab by Bob Zeidman
Adult Fiction: Anthology/Collection
Gold – When Women Danced With Trees by Marina Brown
Silver – Wraiths in the Cloisters: Nine Dark Tales for Sunny Days
by John Prince
Bronze – Liberty Terrace by Madeleine D’Arcy
Adult – Non-Fiction – General
Gold – Florida’s Rivers: A Celebration of Over 40 of the Sunshine State’s Dynamic Waterways by Doug Alderson
Silver – Stoves & Suitcases: Searching for Home in the World’s Kitchens
by Cynthia Bertelsen
Bronze – Pirates of the Florida Coast by Robert Jacob
 Adult – Education
Gold – Pirates of the Florida Coast by Robert Jacob
Silver – Things That Keep Me Up At Night by Marie McKenzie
Bronze – Trusting Your Child’s Teachers: At Times You May Disagree by Susan Fay Ryan
Young Adult – Fiction
Silver – Vacations for the Young and Adventurous by Wiliam Schepens
Bronze – Blight’s Requiem by Kari P.H.
Young Adult – Non – Fiction
Gold – What Is Coronavirus? How It Infects, How It Spreads, and How to Stay Safe by Sabbithry Persad
 Young Adult – Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Gold – Zilcemi’s Healer, Fire’s Mistress by Rebekah Aman
Middle Grades 6-8
Gold – The Adventures of Surf Dude: The Dog of Ochlockonee Bay
by Zelle Andrews
Silver – Nobody Kills Uncle Buster and Gets Away with It by Susan Koehler
Bronze – My Family Secret: The Holocaust by Mark Newhouse
Children – Grades 3-5
Gold – Adeline in a Gymnastics Jam by Martha Louise
Silver – Harry Saves Wreck by Robert Ernst
Bronze – Nel Adora And The Swamp Witch by Emily R. Baker
Children: Grades K-2
Silver – Martin the Mouse in a Haunted House by Richard Ballo
Bronze – Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!3 (An Underwater Adventure) by Jayne Rose-Vallee
Bronze – The Little Girl Who Lost Her Sleep by Victoria Ashton (Mike Woodcock)
Children – Preschool
No Book Entered in this category
 Children: Picture Book
Gold – Twas the Night Before Christmas…A First for Gus by Sherry Roberts
Silver – Success by Ruthie Godfrey
Bronze – The Little Monster by Sheri Fink
Children: General
Gold – Sparky’s Rescue: A Place to Call Home by Deborah Burggraaf
Silver – The Golden Rule Coloring Book by Sherrill Cannon
Children – Education
No Book Entered in this category.

Gold – Slue Foot: A Black girl grows up in Midwest America by Margaret Edwards
Silver- Relentless: Homeless Teen to Achieving the Entrepreneur Dream by Natasha Miller
Bronze – We The Presidents: How American Presidents Shaped the Last Century by Ronald Gruner
Cookbook/Home & Garden
Silver – Meatballs & Lefse: Memories and Recipes from a Scandinavian-American Farming Life by Cynthia Bertelsen

Coffee Table Book
Gold – Florida’s Rivers: A Celebration of Over 40 of the Sunshine State’s Dynamic
Waterways by Doug Alderson
Silver – Pirates of the Florida Coast by Robert Jacob
Bronze – Explore & Color San Francisco Chinatown by Bibi LeBlanc
Gold – Practical Sustainability: Circular Commerce, Smarter Spaces, and Happier Humans by Corey Glickman and Jeff Kavanaugh
Silver – Women on Top: What’s Keeping You From Executive Leadership? By Deb Boelkes
Silver – The #PACE Process for Early Career Success by Mark Zides
Bronze – Master Your Exit Plan: Sell Your Business, Preserve Your Legacy by Chris Vanderzyden
Silver – Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream by Gustavo J. Gomez, Ph.D.
Bronze – Badass Advocate: Becoming The Champion Your Seriously Ill Loved One Deserves by Erin Galyean
Gold – Sojourners by Andrew Jarvis
Silver – The Places That Hold by John Davis Jr.
Bronze – Ask The Wind by Mahnaz Badihian
Gold – Chasing Rabbits by Rodolfo Del Toro
Silver – Relentless: Homeless Teen to Achieving the Entrepreneur Dream by Natasha Miller
Bronze – Faith Unshaken by Mary Ann Weakley
Gold – Salt & Light; The Complete Jesus by Jonathan Geoffrey Dean
Silver – Rise and Shine: Reclaiming our Rightful Place by Ann Marie Acacio
 Fitness / Sports / Recreation
Gold – A Short Walk on a Long Trail: A Couple’s Sauntering on the Vermont Long Trail by Jane Blanchard
Gold – Heart Disease & Hypertension: Vitamin Therapy for a Healthy Heart by Bryant Lusk
Silver – Stroke and Aphasia Recovery: Metaphors Help Us Mend by Thomas G. Broussard, Jr
Bronze – Grief 50 Questions and Answers by Richard Ballo
Silver – The Florida Motel by Jay Gilbert
Political/Current Events
Gold – America in Crisis: Essays on the Failed Presidency of Donald J. Trump by Marsha Shearer
Silver – Eternal Vigilance: Guarding Against the Predatory State by Ralph L. Bayrer
Bronze – The East River Ripper: The Mysterious 1891 Murder of Old Shakespeare by George Dekle
Silver – Self-Editing for the Successful Pre-Law Student by Elizabeth Coursen
Cover Design – Adult
Silver – The End of Dreams by Bruce Graham
Bronze – Pirates of the Florida Coast by Robert Jacob
Cover Design – Young Adult
No Book Entered in this category.
Cover Design – Juvenile
Gold – The Little Monster by Sheri Fink
Silver – Malcolm Gets An Invitation by Valerie Crowe
Bronze – Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!3 (An Underwater Adventure) by Jayne Rose-Vallee
Children’s Book Illustration
Gold – Lulu the Beaver by Bethany Gano
Silver – Malcolm Gets An Invitation by Valerie Crowe
Bronze – Dinosaurs Living in My Hair!3 (An Underwater Adventure) by Jayne Rose-Vallee


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