2018 – 2019, A Season of Amazing Awards

2018 – 2019, A Season of Amazing Awards

2018 – 2019, A Season of Amazing Awards

The three books published by Lake Union, won a total of 10 awards, which included: The Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal, the Florida Publishers Gold Medal, the Royal Palm Literary Award Gold and the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award.

The Reader’s Favorite Award is sponsored by Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews who receives submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days).

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association hosts the annual FAPA President’s Book Awards to recognize book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production.
The Royal Palm Literary Award is open to all publishers and authors with books in the English language and in 2019 boasted a larger than ever entrant field.

The Benjamin Franklin Awards are announced at an awards dinner in California and goes to the most outstanding book is a given category. Emily, Gone was awarded the medal for General Fiction. This 2019 competition had over 1,700 entries.

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Baby Girl wins International Book Award!

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.
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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

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Silver Threads wins 2017 INDIE Next Generation Book Award

Silver Threads wins 2017 INDIE Next Generation Book Award

Silver Threads won the 2017 INDIE Next Generation Book Award for Chick Lit. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. In its twelfth year of operation, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in over 70 different categories, for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (www.IBPPG.com ) in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency.
BABY GIRL is Best of 2016

BABY GIRL is Best of 2016

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BABY GIRL is Best of 2016

Now this is news to celebrate!
Baby Girl just made the Best of 2016 in Chick Lit on Indie Reader. It was even written up in the Huffington Post! CLICK HERE to read the article and find other self-published Best of 2016 picks.
CLICK HERE to read Indie Reader’s review of Baby Girl.
Get your copy today CLICK HERE and find out what all the fuss is about!

Passing through Perfect wins RONE award!

Passing through Perfect wins RONE award!

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This award is for all my fans! Several months ago I asked my fans to vote for Passing through Perfect if they’d read and liked the book. They did and I made the finals. The finals were in California and I was invited to join the award ceremony. There were so many good books I didn’t think anything more about it. Then…

Passing through Perfect WON!

And I owe it all to my fans!!! Thank you, virtual hugs for everyone!

Hello Hollywood – Here’s Baby Girl!

Hello Hollywood – Here’s Baby Girl!

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Hello Hollywood – Here’s Baby Girl!

Congratulations to Dawn for casting Baby Girl!
Cheryl Ferguson –
Cheryl Ann Ferguson is a girl who makes mistakes. Lots of them. She has a weakness for dark-eyed fellows with sexy smiles and muscled chests. Ryan Carter is just such a guy. When she first lays eyes on him, she knows he’s the one.
Played by Reese Witherspoon
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Ryan Carter
Ryan is the dark-eyed fellow with a sexy smile and a muscled chest. He’s got a list of reasons why starting a family won’t work—they’re too young to be parents, they’re not yet married, they need time to enjoy life, they’re planning a vacation, and then there’s the boat. He’s willing to give up the baby but not the boat.
Played by Theo James
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Nick Lombardi
Is too old and set in his ways to start raising a family. Convinced she can no longer have children anyway, Cheryl claims that’s not a problem and allows him to move in with her. The relationship is good, maybe even great, while it lasts. But when Cheryl becomes pregnant, it’s destined to end. After losing her baby girl, she knows that regardless of cost she will keep this baby. Nick stays until after Violet is born, then leaves.
Played by Matthew McConaughey
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William Potter
William is a friend of a friend, a farmer who lives down the road. He calls and they chat on the phone a few times then get together for a date. That night magic happens—not because he is the handsomest man in the room, or because she is the most beautiful woman, but because they look into each other’s eyes, see what’s inside and realize this is the person they’ve been waiting for.
Played by Ryan Reynolds
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Ophelia Brown
Always has a cup of Dandelion tea to serve people who find her apothecary shop. Cheryl tells her things she hasn’t told anyone else.
Played by Whoopi Goldberg
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Margaret Foley
Cheryl rents an apartment from Margaret. She was a plumpish woman with streaks of silver in her hair and the smell of cookies clinging to her. Almost every day Cheryl came home and found some nice little surprise: a ripe tomato, a loaf of her banana bread, a plate of cookies. Sometimes there was a note, sometimes not. If Cheryl felt the least bit lonely she could call down and invite Margaret up for a cup of tea.
Played by Queen Latifah
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Melanie Dodd
Melanie Dodd looked younger than expected, with narrow shoulders and delicately boned hands. Her hair, a medium brown, was streaked with grey, but the thing you noticed was the emerald green color of her eyes. Melanie is instrumental in helping Cheryl make the most important decision of her life.
Played by Sandra Bullock
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Morgan (Baby Girl)
Seventeen years after Baby Girl’s birth, Cheryl receives a note with a newspaper clipping tucked inside. It is from the adoptive mother. In the note Morgan, who is Cheryl’s baby girl, is to be the keynote speaker at her high school graduation.
Played by Shailene Woodley
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Would you watch Baby Girl with these actors in it?