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.”
The 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.
Here's what happened in 2012, click HERE.
See the 2011 winners, click HERE.
See the 2010 winners, click HERE