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Baker Publishing Group wins eight 2021 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Awards

Ada, Mich. (August 25, 2021)—On Sunday, August 15, founder and CEO of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), Linda Evans Shepherd, along with Carol Kent, Dawn Scott Damon, and Rhonda Rhea, presented the 2021 Golden Scroll and Christian Market Awards at their annual banquet. The banquet took place at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri, and was the culmination of the 2021 AWSA conference. This year, Baker Publishing Group authors received a total of eight awards. For the complete list of winners, please visit

Carol and Gene Kent and Cindy and David Lambert received the Book of the Year Award for Staying Power: Building a Stronger Marriage When Life Sends Its Worst (Revell; ISBN 9780800737054; Ebook ISBN 9781493421213; $16.99). Staying Power also received the Christian Market Christian Living Book of the Year award.

The Nonfiction Book of the Year Award went to Janell Rardon for Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You (Revell; ISBN 9780800737580; Ebook ISBN 9781493428939; $16.99).

Lynette Eason’s novel, Acceptable Risk (Revell; ISBN 9780800729356; Ebook ISBN 9781493423101; $15.99), won the Mystery/Suspense Novel of the Year. Lynette also won third place in the Mystery/Suspense category for Collateral Damage (Revell; ISBN 9780800729349; Ebook ISBN 9781493421046; $15.99). Both titles are part of the Danger Never Sleeps series.

Cindy K. Sproles, author of What Momma Left Behind (Revell; ISBN 9780800737047;  Ebook ISBN 9781493423279; $15.99) tied for the Christian Market Novel of the Year.

Jocelyn Green was selected as the second place winner for the Historical Novel of the Year for her book Shadows of the White City (Bethany House, ISBN 9780764233319; Ebook ISBN 9781493429912; $15.99).

Julie Lavender, author of 365 Ways to Love Your Child: Turning Little Moments into Lasting Memories (Revell; ISBN 9780800738846, Ebook ISBN 9781493427932; $9.99) tied for second place for the Christian Market Nonfiction Book of the Year Award.

AWSA is a professional group of over eight hundred Christian women who work as professional authors, entertainers, publishers, and speakers. Their goal is to encourage and train one another. The Golden Scroll Awards was created thirteen years ago as a means of honoring their members. Two years ago, they created a new award, the Christian Market Award, which is open to all authors who publish in the Christian Market.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, publishes books that help bring the Christian faith to everyday life. Whether through fiction, Christian living, self-help, marriage, family, or youth books, each Revell publication reflects relevance, integrity, and excellence.

Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, seeks to uplift readers’ families, faith, and free time with our library of industry-leading fiction and bestselling, Christ-centered nonfiction.

Contact: Karen Steele, (616)676-9185 x100