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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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.

DSC_1161Silver Scroll Merit Awards for Nonfiction went to Cindi McManamin for Whe

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.

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.

 

Watch our 2014 Conference and Golden Scroll Banquet Highlights:

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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.

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