Golden Scroll Awards 2015

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IMG_0588AWSA (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.

DSC_1131Honored 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!” 

DSC_1112The 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.

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 When 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’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
Angela Alexander Lael Arrington
 Deanna Allen Sandy Austin

AWSA’s – Last Name Beginning with “B”

Susan Badeau Sarah Bolme
Martha Bolton
Marlene Bagnull Michelle Borquez
Becky Baker Allison Gappa Bottke
Julie Baker Crystal Bowman
Shelly Ballestero Judi Braddy
Sandi Banks Penny Bragg
Dianne Barker Diana Brandmeyer
Emilie Barnes Angela Breidenbach
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
Sara W. Berry Shirley Brosius
Criss Bertling Shawna Bryant
Jennie Bishop Lacey Buchanan
Faith Blatchford Molly Nuble Bull
Kim de Blecourt Cindy Bultema
Janet Bly  Dianne Butts
Karen Boerger
Christine Bolley

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “C”

Laura Sabin Cabanillas Julie Coleman
Bonnie Calhoun Jan Coleman
Susan Cameron Elsa Kok Colopy
Terri Camp Emily Colson
Penelope Carlevato Gail Cooper
Dolley Carlson Lisa Copen
Nancie Carmichael Julie B. Cosgrove
Connie Cavanaugh Debora Coty
Cynthia Cavanaugh Judith Couchman
Janice Chaffee Cheri Cowell
June Chapko Michelle Cox
Emiliy Chase Alice Craig
Pamela Christian Lisa Crayton
Patsy Clairmont Karen Mayer Cunningham
Jan Coates Peggy Cunningham
Kathy Coker Carolyn Curtis
Cherie Colburn

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “D”

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
Dru Scott Decker Lynn Donovan
Jennifer Degler Jenn Doucette
Joy DeKok Deborah B. Dunn
Annetta E. Dellinger Dena Dyer
Jeanne Gowen Dennis Kristy Dykes
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
Lynn Eib Joan Esherick
Sherrie Eldridge Eva Marie Everson
Sharon Norris Elliott Lee Ezell

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

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “G”

Marcia Gaddis Jeenie Gordon
Jill Rigby Garner Kelly Gore
Brenda Garrison Julie Gorman
Kathleen Gibson Tricia Goyer
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
Sarah Goebel Lauren Greutman
Sara Goff Teresa Griggs
Linda Goldfarb

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “H”

Deb Haggerty Anita Higman
Kelly Hall Vicki Hinze
Judy Hampton Lori Hobson
Jocelyn Hamsher Mona Hodgson
Doreen Hanna Sharon Hoffman
Ellen Harbin
Deborah Hardy Jackie Holland
Becky Harling Teresa Holler
Paulette Harris
Karen J Harrison Mary Hollingsworth
Gail M. Hayes Athena Dean Holtz
Vicki Heath Sara Horn
Sue Heimer Missy Horsfall
Elaine Helms Kathy Howard
Jane Jenkins Herlong Michele Huey
Barbara J. Hibschman  Lori Hynson
Beth Gable Hicks

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “I”

Geneva Iijima

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “J”

Sharon E. Jaynes Evelyn Johnson-Taylor
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
Kristen Kansiewicz  
Ellie Kay Kim Korieba
Bonnie Keen Karen Kosman
Nancy Kennedy Linda Kozar
Cindy Kenney Suzanne Kuhn
 Carol Kent Rowena Kuo

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “L”

 

Karol Ladd Delores Liesner
Suzanne Lakin Candy Lindley
Kathy Lamancusa N.J. Lindquist
Samantha Landy Kathi Lipp
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
Carmen Leal Donna Lott
Andy Lee Sandra Allen Lovelace
Evelyn M. Leite Deborah Lovett
Naima Lett Susan Lugli
Jeanette Levellie Kolleen M. Lucariello
Carole Lewis 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
Gail Gaymer Martin Elaine W. Miller
Jaye Martin Joy Ware Miller
Babbie Mason
Patty Mason Kathy Collard Miller
Julia Mateen Tanya Miller
Susan G Mathis DiAnn G Mills
Dianne Matthews Jennifer Minigh
Sharon May Janet Mitchell
Ginny McCabe Penny Monetti
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
Susan B. Mead Mary Englund Murphy
Dawn Meehan Tamela Hancock Murray

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “N”

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

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “O”

Karen O’Connor Yvonne Ortega
Rachel Olsen Susan Titus Osborn

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “P”

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
Tracie Peterson Maureen Pratt
Laura Petherbridge Marion M. Pyle

 

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “R”

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

 

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “S”

Cyndy Salzmann Kendra Smiley
Tina Samples Gwen E. Smith
Wanda Sanchez Poppy Smith (Patricia Smith)
Ginger Sanders Christine Sneeringer
Fran Caffey Sandin Mary Snyder
Laurie Winslow Sargent Pamela Sonnenmoser
Jill Savage Betty Southard
Renee Coates Scheidt Marva Southall
Susanne Scheppmann Mary Southerland
Monica Schmelter
Joy A. Schneider Cynthia Spell
Jayne Schooler Cindy Sproles
Carole Whang Schutter Terry Squires
Tricia Scribner Nancy Stafford
Stephanie Shott Margot Starbuck
Rebeca Seitz Debra States
Georgia Shaffer Andrea Stephens
Andrea Sharp Cindy Stewart
Linda Evans Shepherd
Rudelle Stewart
Stephanie Sherwood
Dayle Allen Shockley Susan Stewart
Peg Carmack Short Stacie Ruth Stoelting
Joan Shoup Sally E. Stuart
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


AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “T”

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

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “V”

Susan VandePol Rebecca VanDeMark
Lisa Vanderkwaak Leslie S. Vernick

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “W”

Sherry Lynn Ward Erica Wiggenhorn
Susan May Warren Lori Wildenberg
Linda McGinn Waterman Amy Williams
Carla Williams
Dr. Catherine Hart Weber Debbie Taylor Williams
Amber Weigand-Buckley Sherri Williams
LeAnn Weiss-Rupard Kathy Carlton Willis
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
Tama Westerman Kimberly Woodhouse
Karen H. Whiting  Kathe L. Wunnenberg

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “Y”

Kathleen Y’Barbo-Turner Lynda Young

AWSA’s Last Name Beginning with “Z”

Lorz Zill

Catherine Zoller
Joyce Zook

 Jeanne Zornes

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Advanced Writers and Speakers Association is a professional support group made up of the top 10 percent of Christian Women in both publishing and speaking. Currently, we are more than 450 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.

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We are also the publishers of the magazine for Christian women, Leading Hearts a magazine for the women leaders of the faith.

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