Last updated on September 22, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Renee Garrison, Immediate Past President Lorilyn_Roberts_23-FAPA-GOLD_Presidents Award Certificate-8X10-Gold-merged 37
Florida Authors and Publishers Association
President’s Book Awards Program
Local Author Receives National Recognition
Lake Buena Vista, FL (8/5/2023)—The 2023 Annual Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards recognized The Night Cometh: 20 Fantastical Short Stories by Lorilyn Roberts in the category of short story/anthology as a gold medal winner.
Hosted by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, this prestigious national award was open to books published between 2021 and 2023. The judges for this national competition are librarians, educators, and publishing professionals.
The FAPA President’s Book Awards recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for authors, illustrators, cover designers, and publishers. This contest isn’t limited to Florida; it is open to anyone worldwide, as long as the book is written in English. We hope to encourage entries from all who share our complex and wonderful language.
The Night Cometh: 20 Fantastical Short Stories will make you think about heaven, hell, life, death, and eternity. Written as adult fiction with a Christian worldview, the reader will meet a man trying to survive the tribulation, catch a glimpse of the United States eleven years into the future, face judgment in the Court of Heaven, and many more heart-thumping twisters.
“I wish to congratulate all of our winners. Our book awards program is vital to the publishing industry because it serves to recognize excellence and creativity not just for authors but for publishers and everyone involved in creating the book. It also serves as a tremendous boost of confidence for beginning authors who win.
This year, we had the finest quality books in recent memory. The competition was exceptionally close, and scores were unusually high. Our judges had a difficult time narrowing down the finalists. Earning a medal is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to each winner’s skill and talent,” said FAPA’s President, Robert Jacob.
The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry. Its mission is to provide information, resources, professional development, and networking opportunities to the writing and publishing community throughout Florida, the United States, and the world.