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AWSA receive Award of Merit from EPA; Celebrates First Anniversary 

Westminister, Colorado — The members of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) are not only celebrating the first anniversary of their digital magazine, Leading Hearts, they are celebrating an Award of Merit for Christian Ministry – Digital Publication awarded by the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) April 10th at the EPA conference in Westminister, Colorado.

In addition, Torry Martin received third place in the Humorous Category in EPA’s High Goals Category for his Leading Heart’s November article “Relative Insanity.”

AWSA founder and Leading Hearts Publisher, Linda Evans Shepherd, says, “Our magazine was created by the 400 members of AWSA as our gift to the women who lead hearts at home, church, work and community. With our pool of outstanding talent, it’s a privilege to serve the women in the body of Christ with this free, quality publication.  My hat is off to our wonderful team, editor Amber Weigand-Buckley, Art Director Katie Mattiuzzo and all of our fabulous AWSA contributors and columnists. 

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