2018 AWSA Golden Scroll Winners

 

AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winners of the 2018 Golden Scroll Awards at the Golden Scroll Banquet, Sunday, September 9, at the Music City Sheraton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Golden Scrolls Book of the Year was awarded to Cindy K. Sproles for Liar’s Winter from Kregel Publications.

The Nonfiction Book of the Year Award went to authors of two books: Cynthia Cavanaugh for Anchored: Leading Through the Storms (New Hope Publishers) and Linda Gilden and Linda Goldfarb for Linked (Bold Vision Books).

Second place for Nonfiction Book of the Year was awarded to Janell Rardon for Overcoming Hurtful Words from Worthy Inspired and the honorable mention was awarded to Janet Holm McHenry for 50 Lessons for Grads from Worthy Publishing.

The Novel of the Year Award went to Eva Marie Everson for The One True Love of Alice-Ann from Tyndale House Publishing.

 

Second place for Novel of the Year went to Deborah Raney for Home at Last (Abingdon Press); honorable mention was awarded to Lynette Eason for Chasing Secrets from Revell of Baker Publishing Group.

The Novel of the Year Award went to Eva Marie Everson for The One True Love of Alice-Ann from Tyndale House Publishing.

The Children’s Book of the Year was awarded to Michelle Adams for My First Day of School from Worthy Kids.

Congratulations to our 2018 Golden Scroll Award Winners

Second place for Children’s Book of the Year went to Sheri Schofield for The Prince and the Plan from Carpenter’s Son Publishing and third place went to LeeAnn Mancini for Forever With Jesus from GLM Publishing.

The Bible Study Book of the Year was awarded to Pam Farrel for Discovering the Hope in the Psalms from Harvest House Publishers.

The Devotional Book of the Year was awarded to Leigh Powers for Renewed: A 40-Day Devotional for Healing From Church Hurt and for Loving Well in Ministry from FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group.

The Memoir of the Year was awarded to Eleanor Isaacson and Jeanette Windle for Dancing From Darkness from Eleanor Isaacson Publications.

Julie Coleman, the editor of Arise Daily, AWSA’s online devotional, awarded Rhonda Rhea the Devotional Writer of the Year.

AWSA’s official magazine, Leading Hearts, won their fourth straight Evangelical Press Association Merit award and honored their columnists, including Pam Farrel, Michelle S. Cox, Penelope Carlevato, Saundra Dalton-Smith, Sharon Elliot, Karen Porter, Rhonda Rhea, Karen Whiting, and Cynthia L. Simmons and Edie Melson. Leading Hearts also honored Tom Young as the 2018 AWSA MVP.

The 2018 AWSA Member of the Year Award went to Erica Wiggenhorn. AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd said, “Besides her busy schedule, which included the launch of her latest Bible study, The Unexplainable Church, Erica volunteered behind the scenes at our conference.”

The Beyond Me Award went to Sioni Rodriguez, an advocate for women who have been sexually assaulted and victims of domestic violence. She is a dedicated team member of Our Freedom Journey Ministries (Stand against Human Trafficking).

Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who received the Golden Scrolls Lifetime Achievement Award, served as the keynote speaker.

Professor, author and Life Coach Cynthia Cavanaugh announced the first class of AWSA certified speaking and writing coaches including Yvonne Ortega, Jayme Hull, Cynthia L. Simmons, Karen Whiting, Faith Blatchford, Debbie Wilson, Debbie DeArmond, and Linda Gilden.

Recording artists Dick and Mel Tunney performed the special music. AWSA President Karen Porter served as emcee. CTN host Monica Schmelter and author and AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd presented the awards and Mel Tunney performed a parody written by Martha Bolton and dedicated to bookstores.AWSA, the sponsor of the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries and consists of over 500 top women authors who both publish and speak nationally. See www.AWSA.com.

See the 2017 winners, click HERE.

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.

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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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 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