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AWSA announces Golden Scroll Award finalists

AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced their finalists for the 2017 Golden Scroll Awards for Publisher, Editor and Fiction Editor of the Year. The winners will be announced at the 2017 Golden Scroll Awards Banquet to be held Tuesday, June 27th from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati in conjunction with Unite the CBA Christian International Retail Show.

Honored for outstanding ministry partnerships with their authors, the Golden Scroll Publisher of the Year finalists are Kregel Publications, Leafwood Publishers and Moody Publishers. Non-Fiction Editor of the Year finalists are Hope Lyda of Harvest House Publishers, Steve Barclift of Kregel Publications and Deb Haggerty of Elk Lake Publishing. The Fiction Editor of the Year finalists are Lisa McCaskill of Pelican Book Group (White Rose), Katie Morford of Silver Fern Creative Services, LLC and Ann Tatlock of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (Heritage Beacon.)

Other awards to be presented at the Golden Scrolls Award Banquet will include the AWSA Nonfiction, Novel as well as Children’s Books of the Year Awards as well as the 2017 Impact Award and the Leading Heart Magazine Awards, the official magazine of AWSA.

Bestseller author Carol Kent will be the keynote speaker with recording artist Ginny Owens delivering the special music and Karen Porter as emcee. Authors Carol Kent and AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd will present the awards. Jeanne Gowen Dennis will also perform a parody written by Martha Bolton dedicated to editors and publishers.

The Golden Scroll Awards banquet is open to all authors, editors, publishers, agents, booksellers and other CBA industry professionals. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. For more information or to register for the banquet, go to

AWSA is an association of over 500 top ICRS women authors who both publish and speak nationally. It is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries. See

For more info please contact:  Linda Evans Shepherd at or 303-772-2035.