The Summer of New Beginnings has racked up two awards: The Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal and the FAPA Silver Medal.

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 an annual FAPA Book Awards to recognize book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production.