Friday, August 1, 2008


Orlando - The 250 members of the Advanced Writers and Speakers
Association (AWSA) awarded the 2008 Golden Scroll Awards for
Publisher, Editor, Fiction Editor and Member of the Year as well as
their Lifetime Achievement Award, Sunday afternoon at the Rosen
Centre in Orlando, Florida.

The Golden Scroll Awards go to editors and publishing houses best
demonstrating outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors.
This year's AWSA Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year Award went to
Crossway Books. Author Patricia A. Ennis said, "They have an
incredibly supportive staff and each person I interface with
possesses a servant's heart. They are quick to respond to my
requests, gracious, and generous in the support of my writing
endeavors. "

The AWSA Golden Scroll Editor of the Year Award went to Philis
Boultinghouse of Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.
Author Jill Rigby say, "Philis offers profound suggestions and her
patience is endless. She allows me the privilege of sharing the
exciting happenings of our ministry and rejoices with us."

The AWSA Golden Scroll Fiction Editor of the Year Award was presented
to Nick Harrison. Author Gail Roper says, "Nick Harrison, is personal
and professional. He sticks-to-task when there's work to do, yet
isn't afraid to be a "friend" as well as an editor."

The AWSA Golden Scroll AWSA Member of the Year Award was presented to
Kathi Macias. AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd says, "Though Kathi
is a busy and successful author, she always has time to encourage
other authors."

The Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to
Florence Littauer by Linda Evans Shepherd and President George W.
Bush impersonator and author, John Morgan. Linda says, "Florence has
spent her life training those called by God to communicate from the
platform and through published books. No sother person within ICRS
has contributed more of their life to helping develop the ministries
of authors than Florence Littauer."

Florence keynoted the banquet with author Jennifer Kennedy Dean
serving as the emcee. Authors Rhonda Rhea and Linda Evans Shepherd
presented the awards with recording artist Tamara Nashman performing
the special music, including a parody dedicated to the editors and
publishers and written by humorist Martha Bolton.

AWSA, an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries, consists of over
250 top ICRS women authors who publish and speak nationally.

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