Friday, May 28, 2010

ForeWord Magazine Announces Book of the Year Awards

Yesterday at a ceremony at the BookExpo America in New York City, ForeWord Magazine announced the 2009 book of the year awards and awards for independent publishers.

Among the winners was Sue William Silverman's Fearless Confessions, A Writer's Guide to Memoir, published by University of Georgia Press. Fearless Confessions won Honorable Mention in the Writing category.

Last August, Sue was a guest blogger on Donna's Book Pub. During her visit Sue talked about Truth in Memoir. You can read her guest post here.

David Lee Kirkland, of my writer friends and a founding member of Saturday Writers, was a finalist in the Fiction - Sciene Fiction and Category for his novel, The Last Dark Elf, published by High Hill Press. While Kirk's book was not among the top three winners in his category, being named one of the top 13 finalist out of the many books published in his category is amazing.

So, congratulations to Sue and Kirk on your wonderful accomplishments.

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day Weekend. God bless our military for keeping us safe and free to read, write, and speak without fear.


  1. That last sentence says it all. Nicely done, and happy Memorial Day to you!

  2. Congrats to those 2 - very cool!! Enjoy your long weekend :)

  3. Hi Tammy and Jemi,
    Thanks to both of you, and I hope you both have a great weekend.


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