Baby Girl wins International Book Award!


AMERICAN BOOK FEST ANNOUNCES
WINNERS AND FINALISTS OF
THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in the 8th Annual International Book Awards

HarperCollins, Palgrave Macmillan, John Wiley & Sons, Tor/Forge, Rowman & Littlefield, American Cancer Society, Zondervan and hundreds of national and international Independent Houses contribute to this year’s Outstanding Competition!

LOS ANGELES – AmericanBookFest.com announced the winners and finalists of THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 22, 2017. Over 300 winners and finalists were announced in over 80 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 1,500 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Lit

Baby Girl by Bette Lee Crosby
Bent Pine Publishing

Thank you to the hosts of the International Book Awards. I’m so thrilled to have my novel Baby Girl win this award.
baby-girl
A Huffington Post “Best of 2016” novel based on one young woman’s journey to motherhood and happiness…

When Cheryl Ann leaves home she can almost see a rosy future stretched out in front of her… then she is forced to make a choice she didn’t expect. The man in her life makes it clear: pick me or pick your baby,he says. Suddenly she finds herself at a crossroads. Cheryl makes a decision that changes her life forever and sets up a chain of events leading to more heartache than she dreamed possible.

Baby Girl is a mother’s story. It’s about the greatest sacrifice a mother can make when she wants the best for her child. It’s about falling in and out of love, of losing and finding one’s self. It’s a family saga that tells of the perilous journey from passionate young love to happy true love and the joy of discovering the difference.

Awards for Baby Girl: 2016 Next Generation Book Award Winner, Huffington Post 2016 Best Chick Lit, Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner, Wind Dancer Films Finalist

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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