L to R: Chris Angerman, FPA President, Author Bette Lee Crosby, Richard F. Crosby, Presdient Bent Pine Publishing

L to R: Chris Angerman, FPA President, Author Bette Lee Crosby, Richard F. Crosby, Presdient Bent Pine Publishing

Some birthday’s are fun and some are super fun…this one was super fun for me. It just so happens that the Florida Publisher’s Association held their Annual Award Banquet on my birthday and because it was my birthday, they gave me two Silver Medal Awards…ha ha, not so.

Yes, I did go home with two awards but it was for my books not my birthday.

I am delighted to announce that Cupid'sChristmasShadedCupid’s Christmas won the President’s Book Award Silver Medal for General Fiction…

WhatMattersMostShadedAnd What Matters Most won the Silver Medal for Florida Fiction.  For those unfamiliar with how these competitions work it is a point scoring system and only books that achieve a seventy point plus rating can qualify as a finalist. The winner is determined by highest point score from among finalists. The Judges are Librarians, Educators and Publishing Professionals.

Winning such prestigious awards is something I am extremely proud of and I have been fortunate that the over the past three years The Florida Publishers Association has honored me with five such medals. Two Gold and Three Silver. And…in the two previous years, it wasn’t even my birthday.

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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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