Scroll Awards 2009

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Orlando – The 250 members of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) awarded the 2008 Golden Scroll Awards for Publisher, Editor, Fiction Editor and Member of the Year as well as their Lifetime Achievement Award, Sunday afternoon at the Rosen Centre in Orlando , Florida .

The Golden Scroll Awards go to editors and publishing houses best demonstrating outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors. This year’s AWSA Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year Award went to Crossway Books. Author Patricia A. Ennis said, “ They have an incredibly supportive staff and each person I interface with possesses a servant’s heart. They are quick to respond to my requests, gracious, and generous in the support of my writing endeavors.

The AWSA Golden Scroll Editor of the Year Award went to Philis Boultinghouse of Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster . Author Jill Rigby say, “Philis offers profound suggestions and her patience is endless. She allows me the privilege of sharing the exciting happenings of our ministry and rejoices with us.”

The AWSA Golden Scroll Fiction Editor of the Year Award was presented to Nick Harrison. Author Gail Roper says, “Nick Harrison, is personal and professional. He sticks-to-task when there’s work to do, yet isn’t afraid to be a “friend” as well as an editor.”

The AWSA Golden Scroll AWSA Member of the Year Award was presented to Kathi Macias. AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd says, “Though Kathi is a busy and successful author, she always has time to encourage other authors.”

The Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Florence Littauer by Linda Evans Shepherd and President George W. Bush impersonator and author, John Morgan. Linda says, “ Florence has spent her life training those called by God to communicate from the platform and through published books. No other person within ICRS has contributed more of their life to helping develop the ministries of authors than Florence Littauer.”

Florence keynoted the banquet with author Jennifer Kennedy Dean serving as the emcee. Authors Rhonda Rhea and Linda Evans Shepherd presented the awards with recording artist Tamara Nashman performing the special music, including a parody dedicated to the editors and publishers and written by humorist Martha Bolton.

AWSA, an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries, consists of over 250 top ICRS women authors who publish and speak nationally.

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Golden Scroll Awards 2013

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The 2013 Golden Scroll Award Winners

St. Louis, MO – The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) held their 13 th Golden Scroll Awards Banquet Sunday, June 23rd, at the Ramada Plaza in Saint Louis, MO. Honored for outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors, the Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year went to Crossway. Author Pat Ennis said, “Each member of Crossway’s team has a servant’s heart.”

The Golden Scroll Editor of the Year went to Sandra VanderZicht of Zondervan . New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst said, “ When I was stuck in my publishing career with low to average sales, Sandy saw a potential in me I never saw in myself. She helped me identify my voice, define my platform and engage a larger audience.”

IMG_8142cThe Golden Scroll Fiction Editor of the Year went to Vicki Crumpton of Baker Publishing Group. Novelist Eva Marie Everson said, “When I heard how wonderful it was to have Vicki Crumpton as an editor, I hoped and prayed that one day I’d know firsthand. When I got my chance–13 books ago–I discovered everything I’d heard was absolutely … true ! ”

The Golden Scroll Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year went Karen Whiting and Jocelyn Green for Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (God & Country Press of AMG Publishers.) The AWSAs found these 365 true stories illustrating effective prayers, heroism, and daily courage inspiring. The Golden Scroll Award for Novel of the Year went to Jeanette Windle for Congo Dawn (Tyndale.) The AWSAs found Windle’s fast-paced novel set in the jungle wilderness of the Congo, a riveting tale with great twists. Congo Dawn vividly describes God’s refining process.

The AWSA of the Year was presented by AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd to Carol Kent. Shepherd said, “I’ve known Carol before God put the test in her testimony. Not only did Carol pass through her difficulties in God’s grace, she now leads others to do the same. She’s been an exemplary model to our authors, graciously giving her time and talents to encourage them.”

Linda Evans Shepherd, Pam Farrel, Carole Lewis, Carol Kent, Vicki Crumpton, Sue Badeau, Sandra VanderZicht, Jeanette Windle, Karen Whiting, Al Fisher

The Beyond Me Award, presented by Kathi Macias, went to Sue Badeau. Macias said, “ Sue Badeau is the perfect example of “beyond me” living as she and her husband have selflessly devoted their lives to raising not only their own two children by birth, but twenty more adopted children, including children with mental, physical, intellectual and emotional challenges.”

The prestigious 2013 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award went to Carole Lewis, the bestselling author and national director of First Place 4 Health, the Christ-centered healthy living program and a ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. Carole’s warmth, caring, and inspiring testimony encourage and inspire her readers as well as weight loss groups in over 12,000 churches.

Lysa TerKeurst was the keynote speaker and recording artist Lisa Troyer performed a parody written by Martha Bolton.

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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Golden Scroll Awards Hall of Fame

 

The Golden Scroll Awards Hall of Fame 2009-2017

AWSA announces the 2017 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award.

Murfreesboro, TN AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winner of the 2017 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening banquet of the Munce Group’s Fall Christian Product Expo at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Honored for his lifetime of excellence of ministering the word of God, the Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Charles Stanley, 84, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta, the two time President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the best-selling author of forty books and the founder of In Touch Ministries with television and radio shows as well as the In Touch devotional magazine discipling millions around the globe.

Linda Evans Shepherd, the founder of AWSA presented the award. Shepherd asked those gathered, “What is Dr. Stanley’s secret? In his personal biography, he explains that he models his ministry according to this message from Paul to the Ephesians, ‘Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God’s mighty kindness and love.’”

To the applause of the audience, Dr. Stanley later quipped, “I’m not finished yet!”  He also shared how a Christian retailer had helped him purchase a leather-bound, Thompson Chain Reference Bible when he was a young man, ready to enter seminary.  He said, “Little did this Christian retailer know the impact this Bible would have on my life and ministry.”

Dr. Stanley went on to praise Christian booksellers of the Munce Group for being on the front lines as they served God.

Linda Evans Shepherd shared, “It was wonderful to present our award to a man who has impacted millions for Christ. It was a joy to see Christian authors and booksellers give tribute to this great man who has done so much for the Kingdom of God.” For more information about AWSA see www.AWSA.com.

 

 

2017 Golden Scroll Industry and Book Awards Announced at the Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati

AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winners of the 2017 Golden Scroll Awards at the Golden Scroll Banquet, Tuesday, June 27th at the Hilton Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Honored for outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors, the Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year Award went to Kregel Publishers. AWSA author Letitia Suk says of Kregel, “I’m proud to have Kregel’s name on my book and so grateful for their support and investment in me.”

Stephen Barcliff was named the winner of the Golden Scroll Non-Fiction Editor of the Year Award. Letitia Suk said, “Steve is sharp and smart about business, but always has time for his authors.”

The Fiction Editor of the Year was awarded to Lisa McCaskill of Pelican Book Group. AWSA author Robin Bayne said, “Lisa put a lot of dedicated effort into the re-release of my novel. She made the entire experience a breeze.”

The Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year Award went to Lynn Eib for Peace in the Face of Cancer from Tyndale House Publishers. The judges remarked, “A comforting, practical book about living with cancer by a survivor with a long time ministry to patients.”

Silver Scroll Merit Awards for Nonfiction went to Edie Melson for While My Child is Away from Worthy Inspired, Margot Starbuck and David King for Overplayed from Herald Press and Joy Schneider for How to Keep Grief from Stealing Your Destiny from Water of Life Unlimited.

The Golden Scroll Novel of the Year Award went to Cynthia Ruchti for Song of Silence from Abingdon Press. The judges described Ruchti’s novel as, “A stunning, beautiful, poetic, touching read.”

Golden Scroll Merit Awards for Fiction were also awarded to Martha Bolton for The Home Game from FaithHappenings Publishers, Lynette Eason for Without Warning from Revell and Edie Melson for Alone from Prism Book Group.

Silver Scroll Merit Awards for Fiction went to DiAnn Mills for Deadly Encounter from Tyndale House Publishers, Marilyn Turk for The Gilded Curse from Heritage Beacon Fiction and Lynette Eason for Moving Target from Revell.

The Golden Scroll Children’s Book of the Year was awarded to Crystal Bowman and Teri McKinley for Our Daily Bread for Preschoolers from Discovery House. The judges remarked, “This is an excellent book for teaching children ages 6 to 10 more about God.” The Golden Scroll Merit Award for Children’s Book of the Year went to Jeanne Dennis and Sheila Seifert for Bible Kid Adventures: Stories of Danger and Courage from Tyndale House Publishers.

AWSA’s official magazine, Leading Hearts, won their third straight Evangelical Press Association Merit award and honored their columnists including Pam Farrel, Michelle S. Cox, Rhonda Rhea, Penelope Carlevato, Saundra Dalton, Sharon Elliot, Kathy Collard Miller, Karen Porter, Karen Whiting and Cynthia Simmons.

The 2017 AWSA Member of the Year Award went to Suzanne Kuhn. AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd said, “Suzanne has so many hard-earned insights and gifts regarding building an author’s platform and she never hesitates to share her knowledge with her AWSA sisters.”

The Beyond Me Award went to Karynthia Phillips, a medical professional, who not only works with high-risk pregnancies in the prison population but works with women audiences through her mentoring, writing and speaking. The prestigious 2017 Impact Award was presented to Carol Kent. Shepherd says of Kent, “Carol has served the Lord through both tragedy and pain, and made such a difference for the cause of Christ.”

Carol Kent served as the keynote speaker and recording artist, Ginny Owens, performed the special music. AWSA President Karen Porter served as emcee. Authors Carol Kent and Linda Evans Shepherd presented the awards and AWSA member Jeanne Dennis performed a parody written by Martha Bolton dedicated to editors and publishers.

AWSA, the sponsor of the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries and consists of over 500 top ICRS women authors who both publish and speak nationally. See www.AWSA.com.

 

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2015 Golden Scroll Awards

AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winners of the 2015 Golden Scroll Awards for Publisher, Non-Fiction Editor, and Fiction Editor of the Year as well as the winners of the Golden Scroll Books of the Year contests at the 2015 Golden Scroll Awards and Banquet, Sunday, June 28th at the convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Honored for outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors, the Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year went to New Hope Publishers.

AWSA author Brenda Poinsett says of New Hope, “Their work isn’t just about publishing books; it’s about reaching men and women and boys and girls for Jesus Christ.”

Both Paul Muckley of Discovery House and Larry Weeden of Focus on the Family were named the winners of the Non-Fiction Editor of the Year. AWSA author Crystal Bowman says of Muckley, “I don’t know how he does it, but his editing is amazing.” Pam Farrel says of Weeden, “He is an affirming visionary, a godly man of both virtue and vision!”

 

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The Fiction Editor of the Year was awarded to Andrea Doering of Revell of Baker Publishing Group.  AWSA author Lynette Eason says of Doering, “She makes each of her authors feel special, not just because we write for her house, but because she cares.”

 

DSC_1148The Book of the Year Nonfiction Award went to Gayle Roper for A Widow’s Journey, Reflections on Walking Alone from Harvest House Publishers.

 

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Golden Scroll Merit Awards for Nonfiction were also awarded to Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez for Love Letters from the Edge from Kregel Publications, Elaine Helms for Prayer Without Limits, Expanding Your Relationship with God from New Hope Publishers, Marti Pieper and Avis Goodhart for Out of the Dust: Story of an Unlikely Missionary from ANEKO Press, and Amy Simpson for her book Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry from IVP Books.

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n God Sees Your Tears from Harvest House Publishers, Marti Pieper and Walker Moore for Escape the Lie, Journey to Freedom From the Orphan Heart from Randall House, and Brenda Poinsett for He Said What?!: Jesus’ Amazing Words to Women from New Hope Publishers.

The Novel of the Year Award went to Eva Marie Everson for The Road to Testament from Abingdon Press.

DSC_1152Golden Scroll Merit Awards for Fiction were also awarded to Cynthia Ruchti for As Waters Gone By from Abingdon Press, Lynette Eason for No One to Trust from Revell of Baker Publishing Group, and Firewall by DiAnn Mills from Tyndale House Publishers.

Silver Scroll Merit Awards for Fiction went to Gayle Roper for An Unexpected Match from Harvest House Publishers, Deborah Raney for Home to Chicory Lane from Abingdon Press, and Sarah Sundin for In Perfect Time from Revell of Baker Publishing Group.

DSC_1176In addition, the 2015 AWSA Member of the Year Award went to Amber Weigand-Buckley who serves as editor for AWSA’s award-winning magazine, Leading Hearts. DSC_1169The Beyond Me Award went to Janet Perez Eckles.  The prestigious 2015 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Chonda Pierce.

Chonda Pierce served as the keynote speaker with Thelma Wells as emcee. Authors Carol Kent and AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd presented the awards. Chonda Pierce also performed a parody written by Martha Bolton dedicated to editors and publishers.

DSC_1201AWSA, the sponsor of the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries and consists of over 400 top ICRS women authors who both publish and speak nationally. See www.AWSA.com.

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AWSA Code of Ethics

IMG_0995b Recognizing the vital and increasingly important role of women in ministry and the desire of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association to provide a professional network of support, resources, encouragement, and prayer to these Christian women authors and speakers, members of the Association have adapted and as a condition of membership, subscribed to the following Code Of Ethics:

Article One: The AWSA member shall act with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. She shall operate her writing and speaking ministry and conduct her personal life in a way that will honor and not bring shame or reproach to the name of the Lord.

Article Two: The AWSA member shall accurately represent her qualifications and experience in both oral and written communications.

Article Three: The AWSA member shall not engage in plagiarism and shall avoid using materials originated by others, either orally or in writing, without seeking permission of the originator.

Article Four: The AWSA member shall treat other authors and speakers with professional courtesy, dignity, and respect.

Article Five: The AWSA member shall maintain and respect the confidentiality of business and/or personal affairs of fellow members. The AWSA member shall use the Membership Directory in accordance with the purposes for which it was created — including fellowship among members, networking, and professional contacts. However, this precludes use of the Directory for personal profit.

Article Six: The AWSA member shall honor her obligations to other ministries and organizations, as well as community and government.

Understanding that the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association exists for the purpose of mutual edification, education, networking, Christian fellowship, prayer, and support, all AWSA members shall subscribe to the following pledge:

  • I pledge myself to faithfully encourage, pray for, and support fellow members. I will speak the truth in love. [Eph 4:1-16] I will refrain from gossip and divisive talk. [Titus 3:1-10] If I believe another member has sinned against me or the Lord, I will follow the principles and procedures directed by the Lord for resolution and reconciliation. [Matt 18:15-17] If I have complaints or concerns about the organization, I will contact AWSA Leadership directly to express those concerns to those who can help find resolutions.
  • I pledge myself to comply with and uphold the standards of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association as set forth in the AWSA Code Of Ethics and the AWSA Statement Of Faith.

AWSA Conference News!

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AWSA 2016 Member of Year – Cynthia Simmons gets a hug from Pam Christian at Spring Golden Scroll Banquet at CBA.

We are getting ready to head back to Cincinnati – to the Hilton Plaza Hotel for the 2017 AWSA Conference, Sunday, June 25 through Tuesday, June 27.  CBA starts Wednesday, June 25.  To read more about our conference, click HERE.

Learn more about out 2017 Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, click HERE.

To see who won the 2016 Golden Scroll Awards, click HERE.

We are heading back to Murfreesboro, TN for a RETREAT at Munce in September 16-17, so save the dates.  More info soon.

Blessings,

Linda

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AWSA @ Fall Retreat at CPE in Murfreesboro

 

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Golden Scroll Awards 2014

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The 2014 Golden Scroll Awards & Banquet

Atlanta, GA – AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winners for the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards for Publisher, Editor, and Fiction Editor of the Year as well as the winners of their Books of the Year contests at the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards, Sunday afternoon, June 22 nd at the World Congress Convention Center. Honored for outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors, the Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year went to Abingdon Press.

1401cThe winner of the Nonfiction Editor of the Year went to Katara Patton of Tyndale House Publishers.

1402cThe Fiction Editor of the Year was awarded to Stephanie Broene of Tyndale House.

1403cAWSA Nonfiction Book of the Year Award winners were named as Dena Dyer and Tina Samples for Wounded Women of the Bible from Kregal Publications which tied for first place with Julie Zine Coleman for Unexpected Love from Thomas Nelson. Second place went to Cynthia Ruchti for Ragged Hope published by Abingdon Press. Third place went to Emily Parke Chase for Standing Tall After Falling Short from Wingspread.

1404cThe Novel of the Year first place award went to Eva Marie Everson for Slow Moon Rising: A Cedar Key Novel from Revell which also tied with The Ohana by C. W. Schutter from River Ranch Publishing. Second place was awarded to Sarah Sundin for On Distant Shores from Revell, and third place was awarded to The Survivor by DiAnn Mills from Zondervan.

1406cCAN (Christian Authors Network) also announced their Nonfiction and Novel Books of the Year awards. The CAN Nonfiction Book of the Year first place award went to Kathy Collard Miller for Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Second place was awarded to Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk for I Believe in Heaven from Regal. The third place winner was Dianne Barker for I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore.

1435cThe first place CAN Fiction Book of the Year was awarded to Cynthia Ruchti for All My Belongings from Abingdon Press, second place went to On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin from Revell , and third place was awarded to Lena Nelson Dooley for Catherine’s Pursuit from Charisma House Book Group.

In addition, the 2014 AWSA Member of the Year Award went to Arlene Pellicane and the Beyond Me Award went to Grace Fox. The prestigious 2014 Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Jerry B. Jenkins.IMG_7272bJenkins served as the keynote speaker with Stacy Hawkins Adams as emcee. Authors Carol Kent, Pam Farrel, Linda Evans Shepherd and Kathy Macias presented the awards. Recording artist Gwen Smith performed a parody written by Martha Bolton dedicated to editors and publishers

AWSA, the sponsors of the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries and consists of over 400 top ICRS women authors who both publish and speak nationally. See www.AWSA.com.

 

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