SBPRA Authors Take the Gold in 2011 “Readers Favorite Awards”

Ten Strategic Book Publishing authors have won honors in the 2011 Readers Favorite Awards with a total of twelve books chosen in eleven categories. Gold Medals authors include Mike Saxton, for his 7 Scorpions: Rebellion in the Science Fiction category, and Jo Anne Bender, for Lebensborn in the Fiction-Action category. Sherrill S. Cannon, who was nominated for all three of her children’s books, won the Gold Medal in the Children’s-Concept category for The Magic Word. Her Santa’s Birthday Gift and Peter and the Whimper-Whineys took Silver and Bronze, respectively, in the Children’s– Fable category.

Peter Cassidy’s A Mole Named Cole and a Whole Lot of Hole received Honorable Mention in Children’s-Concept. Rita Kaye Vetsch’s The Many Colors of Friendship won Honorable Mention in the Children’s-General category, with Alise Cayen’s Patty Pom-Poms a Finalist in that category as well.

U.D. Abdulkareem and his The African Cowboy were recognized in multiple categories, named a Finalist in both Fiction-Action and Fiction-Suspense, in addition to winning the Young Adult Bronze Medal.

Another multi-category winner was Janet Schredl for Graffiti for My Soul. Her book was awarded the Bronze Medal for Autobiography and was a Finalist in Religion/Philosophy.

Nigel Patten’s The Hounds of Samaria took the Bronze Medal in the Mystery category while Sally Eccleston’s Leap Beyond Blue Sky Veil was chosen a Finalist in Historical Fiction.

Strategic Book and Publishing congratulates all of its authors on their accomplishments. Readers Favorite will host a booth at the Miami Book Fair in November, where the winning books will be displayed; Finalists and Winners will be honored at an awards banquet. For more information go to