by Bette Lee Crosby | Jul 16, 2015 | In the News, Literary Awards
Memory House is a FINALIST – #fanfun
I'm going to the FAPA President's Award Convention! It was just announced that Memory House is a finalist. I've been a member of this organization for years and they've been so generous with praise for my books.
About the Florida Publishers Association, Inc.
The Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc., was originally organized in 1983 (then known as the Florida Publishers Group) by Betty Wright (Rainbow Books, Inc.) to provide Florida’s growing group of book publishers with an opportunity for education and networking and to provide its members with a clearinghouse for publishing information. FPG became FPA (Florida Publishers Association) and began with only six members. In 2012 FPA expanded the name to FAPA (Florida Authors & Publishers Association) to include a steadily increasing number of authors within the organization.
Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc. (FAPA) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession in the state of Florida. FAPA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is affiliated with the following national publishing organizations: IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association), AAP (Association of American Publishers), and APSS (Association of Publishers for Special Sales).
by Bette Lee Crosby | Aug 21, 2014 | In the News, Literary Awards
Previously Loved Treasures FPA President's Book Award WINNER
FROM A USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Bette Lee Crosby comes a heartwarming mystery that is rich with imagination and magic.
In Previously Loved Treasures, Book Two of The Serendipity Series, recently widowed Ida Sweetwater finds the granddaughter she never knew she had and turns a group of haphazard strangers into family.
Struggling to make ends meet, Ida turns her cozy home into a boarding house and goes in search of used furniture. This quest leads to the Previously Loved Treasures shop and Peter Pennington, a delightfully strange proprietor who anticipates people's needs. In addition to bargains, Peter hands out sage advice. When a pocket watch belonging to one of the residents goes missing for a second time he warns of danger–but will Ida's granddaughter listen and will she heed his advice?
This is a story that resonates with Crosby's heartwarming albeit quirky characters and the joy of a pay-it-forward philosophy.
FPA President's Book Award Medalist and currently a Finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award, Previously Loved Treasures appears to be following in the footsteps of The Twelfth Child, Book One in the Serendipity Series.
My books are on the left, so grab your copy today!
by Bette Lee Crosby | Aug 28, 2013 | In the News, Literary Awards
Cupid has done it again. The FPA President's Book Awards Competition has announced that Cupid's Christmas is a Finalist in the 2013 Award Competition for Adult Fiction. This sweet story of multi-generational romance is a fun-loving story told from Cupid's point of view.
Cupid is that deity who lives somewhere between Heaven and Earth. He's witty, funny and guaranteed to put a smile on your face as he struggles to correct the human mismatched lovers who are his latest assignment.