I am thrilled to announce that my children’s nonfiction book, Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes, has won two medals in the 2018 Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Book Awards. My book was recognized with a GOLD medal in the Children’s Nonfiction category and a BRONZE medal in the Education category at the FAPA annual awards ceremony held this past weekend in Orlando.
Hosted by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, this prestigious national award was open to books published between 2017 and 2018 and judged by librarians, educators, and publishing professionals. A past president of FAPA, Jane Wood, explained, “The FAPA President’s Book Award exists to promote excellence in the publishing industry by recognizing talented contemporary authors who put both heart and soul into their work. FAPA is proud to be a champion of authors and publishers going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect.”
Asked about this year’s awards, incoming president, Angelina Assanti said, “We are proud to announce this year’s winners who truly embody the excellence this award was created to celebrate. Their works are representative of the creative storytelling, bold concepts and innovative ideas which makes the President’s Book Awards so well respected by librarians and those in the publishing industry. This year was no exception as we had a record number of nominations! We salute all of our winners for their fine work.”
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(Here’s what the Orlando Sentinel’s Hal Boedeker had to say about the awards: Click Here to Read Hal’s Blog)