Enter the 2020 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Book Awards

The  Advanced Writers & Speakers Association (AWSA)  announces the following book contests are now open:

  • The AWSA Golden Scroll Awards (For AWSA Members Only)
  • The all-new Christian Market Book Awards. (for all Christian authors)

Directions on how to enter contests is included below.


Breaking News:  The Christian book stores and guests attending the Munce Christian Products Expo will be our special guests for the 2020 Golden Scroll Awards Banquet.

This year, our special musical guest will be Cherri Keaggy.

The awards banquet will be held Sunday, August 16, at 11:30 am at the Chase Center of the Riverfront  –  1815 Justison Street  Wilmington, DE 19801.



The AWSA Golden Scroll Book Awards

  • The Golden Scroll Awards are for AWSA Members only.
  • Books should be published between January 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.
  • Deadline: May 31st.
  • You can pay for your entry by check or CLICK HERE.
  • Download entry form CLICK HERE.

This includes the following categories:


With individual categories in:

  • Romance
  • Historical
  • Contemporary
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Children


With individual categories in:

  • Bible Study
  • Christian Living
  • Inspirational/Gift
  • Memoir
  • Children


The Christian Market Book Awards

  • This award is open to ALL Christian authors for books published in the Christian marketplace.
  • Books should be published between January 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020.
  • Deadline: May 31st.
  • You can pay for your entry by check or CLICK HERE.
  • Download entry form HERE.

This includes the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Children

Click to Reserved your 2020 Golden Scroll Banquet Tickets.

Click to see the 2019 Golden Scroll Award Winners.


2020 AWSA Virtual Conference and CPE Munce Convention



This is our BIG year. The year we turn 20! The year we sound the call for us and for the women of the church to arise with Arise Esther!
And this year, it will be easier than ever to attend our conference – from your own home, phone, or computer!
Yep, this year, due to the Munce Christian Product Show changing dates, we are staying home, but staying together – via our first VIRTUAL CONFERENCE.
You will even have 48 hours to watch the conference after it ends.
And besides our program, you can get 9 wonderful pre-recorded workshops! Now, you won’t miss a thing!
BTW, our new schedule is below!
WHEN: AUGUST 14 – 15.
Be sure and put the conference on your calendar.
2020 AWSA Virtual Schedule
August 14 – 14
Schedule is to EASTERN TIME
Theme: Fresh Call –
“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” 1 Thess. 5:24



FRIDAY 14 – Conference Starts at 10:00 ET/9:00 CT/8:00 MT/7:00 PT
10:00            Prayer Warrior Class —­­­Linda Evans Shepherd
11:00             For Such a Time as This Panel – To discuss the times, and our
response. And, how to continue to answer our call.
12:00 –12:05  Five-minute break
12:05 – 1:05  Your Media Presence Seminar – Monica Schmelter
1:05 – 1:30     25-minute LUNCH BREAK
1:30 – 3.00    State of Industry Expert Panel led by Kathy Collard Miller
3:00 – 3:05    Five-minute break.
3:05 – 4:30    The Latest in Social Media – Bethany Jett
5:00 – 5:55 – Fellowship dinner groups.  Eat together in small groups,
virtually! Pass the potatoes anyone?
5:55-6:00       Five-minute break before evening program starts.
                       Worship —Cheri Keaggy
                       Keynote —Carol Kent
7:30 –              10 minute BREAK
7:40 – 8:30   Small Fellowship Groups. – Break into small virtual groups –
and introduce yourself and get to know one another.
SATURDAY 15  (all times ET.)
10:00            Worship – Sharon Tedford may intro our new Arise Esther Theme
Song! ; )
10:30             Devotional —Saundra Dalton-Smith
11:00             Special AWSA Prayer Time – Karen Porter with small virtual
prayer groups.
12:00 –12:10 Ten-Minute BREAK
12:10 – 1:30   Counseling PANEL with Tina Yeager
1:30 – 1:45    15-minute BREAK
1:45—2:55    SATURDAY LUNCH
Speaker; plus Linda Evans Shepherd with Cheri with Surprise
2:55 – 3:00    Five Minute BREAK
3:00 – 4:00    Promotion, Publicity & Platform – Michelle Adams
4:05 – 5:00     Final Charge – Babbie Mason; Plus Announcements
5:00 – 5:10     Ten-Minute Break
5:10 – 6:15     Dinner Fellowship Small Groups
6:15 – 7:00     45 Minute Break.
6CT | 7:00 ET
8:30 p.m.      Story Time! Fuzzy Slippers Optional – FUN OPEN MIKE – and
celebrate and share your funny ministry stories.

Prerecorded Workshops Available to watch at your convenience.

Nine more bonus hours of learning from the sisters with pre-recorded workshops you can watch when you want!
  1. Podcasting – Misty Phillip
  2. Basics of Fiction Writing – Lynette Eason
  3. Writing Bible Studies that Sell – Kathy Howard
  4. Screenwriting Panel – with Dianne Butts & the Hollywood Masterminds
  5. What I Learned as an Independent Children’s Book Publisher -Lee Ann Mancini
  6. The Business Side of Writing – Pam Christian
  7. Using Self Publishing to Land a Traditional Contract – Athena Dean
  8. Your Success Wise Business Choices for your Speaking Ministry – Pam Farrel
  9. Creating Virtual Content – What Not to Do – Karen Porter & Linda Evans Shepherd with the AWESOME  AWSA PLAYERS
Click the LINK  below to see what’s available to you through AWSA and register for our virtual AWSA Conference:
(Because we’re going to do this again, nationally – for the women of the church, soon!
What a great practice run.)
Pick your option below:

The Advanced Virtual Conference Package.  You receive:

  • Live Conference (can also watch anytime later)
  • All conference recordings,
  • All Workshops
  • Meeting with Editor.

The cost is $199.00


The Virtual Value Package.  You receive:

  • Live Conference (can also watch anytime later)
  • All conference recordings,
  • All Workshops
  • NO meeting with Editor.
The cost is $149.

The Live Virtual Event Package.  You receive:

  • Live Conference (can watch recording only up to 48 hours later)
  • All Workshops
  • NO meeting with Editor.
The cost is $119.

BASIC Package.  You receive:

  • Live Conference (can watch recording only up to 48 hours later)
  • NO Workshops
  • NO meeting with Editor.
The cost is $99
If COV!D19 has made the lowest price unaffordable for you, we have special packages and even scholarships to give you a hand.
No worries and confidential.
 CLICK HERE to let me know what you need.
Thank you!

What’s happening at CPE Expo Aug 23 – 25 in Wilmington, DE?

Yes, we will host the Munce Worship service, Sunday morning, Aug 23rd.
We will meet in the living room attached to my room for lunch and fellowship.
We will participate in the personality party Sunday afternoon.
And we will show off our books with book signings at our AWSA booth on the Expo floor show Aug 24 – 25.
You can see the Munce CPE page HERE.
You can see more information about AWSA at Munce at link below and scroll to bottom of page.

If you have a hotel room on the old dates, don’t forget to cancel or change it.

If you need a hotel room, please click on the link below.
The hotel address is:
Wilmington Westin
818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801
You can fly into the Philadelphia Airport.
Book your Stay at The Westin:
Start Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
NOW $159 per night (plus tax)
Last Day to Book: Monday, July 13, 2020

We are planning another print issue of Leading Hearts that will be distributed to every attendee at the CPE conference, and exclusive Christian Book Buzz Facebook Live interview opportunities for AWSA attendees!

See you in Wilmington!