AWSA Conference News!

AWSA 2016 Member of Year - Cynthia Simmons getting hugged by Pam Christian

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

AWSA @ Fall Retreat at CPE in Murfreesboro

AWSA @ Fall Retreat at CPE in Murfreesboro

 

Our Award-Winning Magazine!

Our multi-award winning Leading Hearts magazine, which is in its fifth year of publication,  is the official voice of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. The mag is specifically geared for women who lead hearts at home, work, church and in their community… and best of all it’s FREE!

To view ISSUU, click HERE.

Our media-enhanced  ISSUU version actually flips like a paper magazine and is full of video and teaching content. You can Just click on the magazine to enlarge it after it opens. Look for the light colored arrows — on either side — to flip/turn the pages. Click on the article you’d like to read to enlarge it. To leave the enlarge feature, click on a button on the bottom right side of the page.

All ISSUU articles now have a specially designed mobile view for sharing and viewing on your smartphone.

CLICK HERE to visit the Leading Hearts website, download printable issues and SUBSCRIBE! You can also text LEADINGHEARTS to 64600 for free mobile delivery!

AWSA News

We are so glad you stopped by our site because we have lots of news!

Check out the latest issue of our magazine Leading Hearts; click HERE.

To see our Golden Scroll Awards Hall of Fame, click HERE.

If you’d like to contact one of our members, check out our DIRECTORY.

And if you’d like to know more about us, click HERE.

To see about how to join, click HERE.

If you are a Christian woman who wants to write books, movies and or speak, click HERE.  We can mentor you!

To renew your membership, click HERE

If you are a member and you want to join one of our online mastermind groups, click HERE.

If you are a member and you want to join our Inner Circle, click HERE.

We are so glad you stopped by to visit us.

Linda Evans Shepherd; AWSA Founder and President of Right to the Heart Ministries.

 

 

 

Renew Your AWSA Membership

Memberships renew every June.

Golden Scroll Awards 2014

 goldenscroll-head

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.

 

Watch our 2014 Conference and Golden Scroll Banquet Highlights:

See the 2016 winners, click HERE.

See the 2015 winners, click HERE.

See the 2014 winners, click HERE.

See the 2013 winners, click HERE.

See the 2012 winners, click HERE.

See the 2011 winners, click HERE.

See the 2010 winners, click HERE.

See the 2009 winners, click HERE.

AWSA Member Directory

Welcome to the heart of AWSA, this is where you’ll meet the incredible group of women that make AWSA the great organization that it is.

Need Changes to your Listing?  CLICK HERE

AWSA Directory Below.


 

 AWSA’s – Last Name Beginning with “A”
Carol Hamblet Adams Julie Ann Allen
Michelle Adams Nan Allen
Stacy Hawkins Adams Debbie M. Alsdorf
Charlotte Adelsperger Nancy Anderson
Joyce Ainsworth Niki Anderson
Danni Andrew
Sandra P. Aldrich Joy Anisa
Mavian Arocha-Rowe
Angela Alexander Candy Arrington
Lael Arrington
 Deanna Allen Sandy Austin

AWSA’s – Last Name Beginning with “B”

Susan Badeau Sarah Bolme
Martha Bolton
Marlene Bagnull Michelle Borquez
Sharon Bahrych
Becky Baker Allison Gappa Bottke
Julie Baker Crystal Bowman
Verna Bowman
Shelly Ballestero Judi Braddy
Sandi Banks Penny Bragg
Helen Baratta
Dianne Barker Diana Brandmeyer
Julie Ann Barnhill Dee Brestin
Carol L. Barnier Elizabeth Brickman
Kendra Broekhuis Kristine Brown
Judy Woodward Bates Kathy Bruins
Robin Bayne Shirley Brinkerhoff
Shelly Beach Anita Brooks
Lisa Belcastro Alesia Brown
Twila M. Belk Joy Brown
Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Sara W. Berry Shirley Brosius
Criss Bertling Shawna Bryant
Jennie Bishop Lacey Buchanan
Lynn Blackburn
Faith Blatchford Molly Nuble Bull
Cindy Bultema
Janet Bly  Dianne Butts
Karen Boerger
Cristine Bolley

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “C”

Laura Sabin Cabanillas Julie Coleman
Jan Coleman
Susan Call
Susan Cameron Elsa Kok Colopy
Emily Colson
Hannah Conway
Peggy Consolver
Penny Cooke
Penelope Carlevato Gail Cooper
Dolley Carlson Lisa Copen
Nancie Carmichael Julie B. Cosgrove
Connie Cavanaugh Debora Coty
Cynthia Cavanaugh Judith Couchman
Linda Ray Center
Janice Chaffee Cheri Cowell
June Chapko Michelle Cox
Emiliy Chase Alice Craig
Pamela Christian Lisa Crayton
Patsy Clairmont Karen Mayer Cunningham
Terri Clark
Tamara Clymer Debbie Cunningham
Jan Coates Peggy Cunningham
Carolyn Curtis
Cherie Colburn

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “D”

Blythe Daniel
Saundra Dalton-Smith Amy Davis
Tammy Daniel
Donnalynn Davis Adelle Campbell Dickie
Linda Carruth Davis Diane Dike
Mary Lou Davis Jennie Afman Dimkoff
Jennifer Kennedy Dean MaryAnn Diorio
Deborah DeArmond Judy Dippel
Julie Dearyan Christin Ditchfield
Kim de Blecourt Lynn Donovan
Dru Scott Decker Jenn Doucette
 Jennifer Degler Judy Dunagan
Joy DeKok Deborah B. Dunn
Annetta E. Dellinger Dena Dyer
Jeanne Gowen Dennis Kristy Dykes
Lilian De Silva
Sue Detweiler Robyn Dykstra

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “E”

Lynette Eason Dr. Edna M. Ellison
Janet Eckles Joanne Ellison
Debbie Efurd Dr. Pat Ennis
Kim Erickson
Lynn Eib Joan Esherick
Sherrie Eldridge Eva Marie Everson
Sharon Norris Elliott

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “F”

Tara Fairfield Sharon Ewell Foster
Sue Falcone Grace Fox
Pam Farrel Ines S. Franklin
Cynthia Ferrini Jo Franz
Leslie Leyland Fields Paula Freeman
Catherine Finger Dr. Sylvia Frejd
Rosemary Flaaten Staci Frenes
Jana Flaig Lisa Frisbie
Sarah Forgrave Liz Cowen Furman
Cyndi Foster Cathy Fyock

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “G”

Marcia Gaddis Jeenie Gordon
Jill Rigby Garner Kelly Gore
Brenda Garrison Julie Gorman
Page Geske Kelly Goshorn
Kathleen Gibson Tricia Goyer
Nancy Kay Grace
Sheryl Giesbrecht Carol Graham
Terri Gillespie Janet Kobobel Grant
Morna Gilbert Deborah Gray
Julie K Gillies
Sheila Gravett
Linda Gilden Lisa Gray
Linda Glaz Jocelyn Green
Judy Glenney
Sarah Goebel Lauren Greutman
Sara Goff Teresa Griggs
Linda Goldfarb Darcie Gudger

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “H”

Deborah Hackett
Deb Haggerty Anita Higman
Kelly Hall Vicki Hinze
Lori Hobson
Jocelyn Hamsher Mona Hodgson
Doreen Hanna Sharon Hoffman
Ellen Harbin  Kristen Hogrefe
Deborah Hardy Jackie Holland
Brenda Harkins Cheryl Hollar
Becky Harling Teresa Holler
Ginger Harrington
Paulette Harris
Susan Harris
Karen J Harrison Mary Hollingsworth
Gail M. Hayes Athena Dean Holtz
Vicki Heath Sara Horn
Sue Heimer Missy Horsfall
Elaine Helms Kathy Howard
MK Henderson
Renata Henderson
Jane Jenkins Herlong Michele Huey
Jayme Hull
Barbara J. Hibschman  Lori Hynson
Beth Gable Hicks

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “I”

Kathy Ide
Geneva Iijima

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “J”

Dr. Rebecca Price Janney
Sharon E. Jaynes Evelyn Johnson-Taylor
Christie Jones
Molly Jebber Dawn Jones
Bethany Jett Donna Jones
Becky Freeman Johnson Louise Tucker Jones
Jackie M. Johnson Karen Jordan
Marlys Johnson Lane Jordan
Paulette Harper Johnson Rebecca Barlow Jordan

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “K”

Mary Kaarto Kim Ketola
Pam Kanaly Virelle Kidder
Annette Kauffman Delia Knox
Beebe Kauffman
Katy Kauffman
Kristen Kansiewicz  
Ellie Kay Kim Korieba
Bonnie Keen Karen Kosman
Meredith Kendall
Nancy Kennedy Linda Kozar
Cindy Kenney Suzanne Kuhn
Tammy Kennington
 Carol Kent Rowena Kuo
 Deborah Keys

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “L”

 

Karol Ladd Delores Liesner
Suzanne Lakin Candy Lindley
Kim Laliberte
Kathy Lamancusa N.J. Lindquist
Samantha Landy Kathi Lipp
Nancy LaPointe
Susie Larson Florence Littauer
Nora St. Laurent Maurita Littauer
Cassandra Laymon Jeanette Gardner Littleton
Patricia Layton Amy Lively
Julie Lavender Tanya Liverman
Michelle Lazurek Sheila Llewellyn
Zarinah Lomax
Donna Lott
Andy Lee Sandra Allen Lovelace
Yvonne Lehman
Evelyn M. Leite Deborah Lovett
Naima Lett Kolleen M. Lucariello
Jeanette Levellie Robin Luftig
Carole Lewis Susan Lugli
Deanna Luke

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “M”

Kathi Macias Edie Melson
Kathy Maggart Nancy Sebastian Meyer
Deborah Malone Jan Miesse
Lee Ann Mancini Beth Willis Miller
Jayme H Mansfield Beaty Miller
Gail Gaymer Martin Elaine W. Miller
Jaye Martin Joy Ware Miller
Babbie Mason
Patty Mason Kathy Collard Miller
Mary Jane Miller
Julia Mateen Tanya Miller
Susan G Mathis DiAnn  Mills
Dianne Matthews Jennifer Minigh
Teri Maxwell
Sharon May Janet Mitchell
Ginny McCabe Penny Monetti
Venita McCart
Leighann McCoy Rebekah Montgomery
Carla McDougal June Hines Moore
Lucinda Secrest McDowell Karen Moore
Nancy McGuirk Katie Morford
Janet Holm McHenry Julie Morris
Heidi McLaughlin Lynn D. Morrissey
Carol McLeod Kay Mortimer
Cindi McMenamin Kay Moser
Margaret McSweeney Ane Mulligan
Jonita Mullins
Gigi Murfitt
Susan B. Mead Mary Englund Murphy
Dawn Meehan Tamela Hancock Murray

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “N”

Susan Neal
Lani Netter Peggy Nickels
Debra Newell  Brenda Nixon, M.A.
Debbie Norred

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “O”

Yvonne Ortega
Rachel Olsen Susan Titus Osborn

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “P”

Svetlana Papazov
Julie Papievis Karynthia Phillips
Donalyn Parker Jolene Philo
Carrie Stuart Parks  
Myrna Parks Marti Pieper
Golden Keyes Parsons Eva Piper
Arlene Pellicane Chonda Pierce
Ava Pennington Mary Pierce
Gloria Penwell Brenda Poinsett
Shannon Perry Karen Porter
Dennise (Dana) Peters-Colley Sherry Poundstone
Jesten Peters Yolanda Powell
Leigh Powers
Tracie Peterson Maureen Pratt
Laura Petherbridge Marion M. Pyle

 

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “R”

Marcia Ramsland Rhonda Robinson
Sioni Rodriguez
Deborah Raney Lori Roeleveld
Marsha Rano Nina Roesner
Janell Rardon  Martha Rogers
Jennifer Rash Roxie Rogiers
Michelle Rayburn
Annette Reeder Linda W. Rooks
Becki Reiser Gayle Roper
Anita Renfroe Afton Rorvik
Christina Rose
Rhonda Rhea
Shirley Rose
Naomi Rhode Jane A. Rubietta
 Heather R. Riggleman Cynthia Ruchti
 Ramona Richards Tracy Ruckman
 Rosalinda Torres Rivera

 

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “S”

Cyndy Salzmann Kendra Smiley
Ambi Smith
Tina Samples Gwen E. Smith
Wanda Sanchez Poppy Smith (Patricia Smith)
Ginger Sanders Christine Sneeringer
Fran Caffey Sandin Mary Snyder
Natasha Solce
Laurie Winslow Sargent
Jill Savage Betty Southard
Renee Coates Scheidt Marva Southall
Susanne Scheppmann Mary Southerland
Monica Schmelter
Joy A. Schneider Cynthia Spell
Sheri Schofield Becky Yates Spencer
Jayne Schooler Cindy Sproles
Ashley Schroeder
Carole Whang Schutter Terry Squires
Tricia Scribner Nancy Stafford
Stephanie Shott Margot Starbuck
Rebeca Seitz Debra States
Georgia Shaffer Andrea Stephens
Dr. Laurel Shaler  Paula Kyle Stephens
Andrea Sharp Cindy Stewart
Linda Evans Shepherd
Rudelle Stewart
Stephanie Sherwood
Dayle Allen Shockley Susan Stewart
Kelly J. Stigliano
Peg Carmack Short
Rhonda Stoppe
Joan Shoup
Cynthia Simmons Brenna Stull
Amy Simpson Letitia Suk
Stephanie Schureman Sarah Anne Sumpolec
Martha Singleton Sarah Sundin
Vonda Skelton Jill Swanson
Jennifer Slattery Cheri Swalwell
Marnie Swedberg


AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “T”

Kim Tabor
Christine Tangvald Pamela Thorson
Mary Tatem Vicki Tiede
Karren Todd
Andrea Tomassi
Lysa TerKeurst Janet Tombow
Jennifer Thomas Cheryl Townsley
Jennifer Tracy
Kate Thomas Lisa Troyer
Marilyn Turk
Sarah Loudin Thomas Joan Turley
Janet Thompson Leslie Turner

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “V”

Kaitrin Valencia
Susan VandePol Rebecca VanDeMark
Lisa Vanderkwaak Leslie S. Vernick
Beth K. Vogt

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “W”

Paula Wallace April M. Whitt
Sherry Lynn Ward Erica Wiggenhorn
Susan May Warren Lori Wildenberg
Adria Wilkins
Linda McGinn Waterman Amy Williams
Dr. Catherine Hart Weber Debbie Taylor Williams
Kim Williams
Amber Weigand-Buckley Sherri Williams
LeAnn Weiss-Rupard Kathy Carlton Willis
 Martha Weldon Dale Wilsher
 Gwen Wellington
Barbara Wells Dawn Wilson
PeggySue Wells Debbie W. Wilson
Thelma Wells Kinda Wilson
Meg Wilson
Gail Wenos
Susan B. Wilson
Launa Herrmann aka Kari West Jeanette Windle
Karen Wingate
Jean Wise
Tama Westerman Kimberly Woodhouse
Tammy Whitehurst
Karen H. Whiting  Kathe L. Wunnenberg

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “Y”

Kathleen Y’Barbo-Turner Brenda Yoder
 Tina Yeager Lynda Young

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “Z”

Anne V. Zande 
Lora Zill

Catherine Zoller
Joyce Zook

 Jeanne Zornes

Apply for AWSA Professional or Protégé Membership

Get the Support You Need From Sisters Who Know What Your Life is Like?

Are you a Christian woman author, speaker, life coach or media professional? Get the mentoring, training, and connection with sisters who know what your life is like through the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

Click Here to learn more about our application process and to get a free video to help you get more speaking engagements as well as a sample book proposal.

Do you need some coaching and direction to achieve professional membership status? AWSA Protégé is for you.

 

About Us

Advanced Writers and Speakers Association is a professional group made up of the top 10 percent of Christian Women in the publishing and speaking world. Currently, we are more than 500 women strong and are sponsored by the 501 (c) 3 nonprofit ministry of Right To The Heart.

Our main event is the annual AWSA conference which is just prior to the opening of the CBA (Christian Bookseller’s Tradeshow) plus we also host a fall retreat at the Christian Booksellers Expo at Munce. We host online mastermind groups as well as the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet where we honor authors, editors and publishers for their excellence.

Our communication centers around an online loop where we find connection and prayer support with those who are traveling similar journeys. Our members can choose to join in the daily buzz and/or  join our online prayer team.

We are also the publishers of Leading Hearts, the award-winning magazine to empower Christian Women for Leadership. Our daily AWSA-authored e-devotionals, Arise Daily, are sent out 365 days a year.

 

AWSA may be just what you need; your very own tribe of sisters who know what your life is like.  Sisters who will love, care and pray for you.  Sister who will share their trade secrets because, after all, we are all on the same team.

To apply or see qualifications for membership, click HERE.