Readers’ Favorite Book Award Presentation!

I was thrilled to receive my third award from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards – a Bronze Medal in YA Paranormal Genre for Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance.

Readers’ Favorite Award Ceremony 2019

My previous awards from RF were an Honorable Mention for Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detective Series, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, and a Silver Medal for Book 3, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant. I was unable to travel to the award presentation in Florida for the two previous times but I was excited to attend this time.

My husband and I arrived home from our trip to Aruba to pack once again five days later to go to Florida for Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. I was excited but a little anxious about what to expect. Being on display makes me uncomfortable at times but I know I had to try to relax, meet and greet other authors and enjoy the experience. It may never come my way again.

The trip began on Friday, November 22, 2019 with a Meet & Greet at the Regency Hotel.

Meet & Greet with author Christina Goebel

Christina Goebel was a fountain of information for me and we spoke together for a long time.

Me and my book in front on display at Meet & Greet
Sherry Ellis & friend & me at Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet author & me

The next day on Saturday we hopped on a bus and went to the Miami Book Fair operated by Miami Dade College. I was blown away by the amount of tent booths filled with all kinds of books and genres, some with authors and others by schools and others below. I stopped and snapped photos at random of some of the authors and their books.

Pablo Omar Zaragoza – author and his wife selling his books
Author of Aria Books
Authors and their Inspirational Books
Readers’ Favorite Book Booth at Miami Book Fair with fellow authors
Standing inside RF Booth with my book
Eddie Price (speaker and organizer) and me at RF Booth
Author Grace Blair and me at Book Fair RF Booth
RF Sign outside book booth
Author Mia Kingslie and her award-winning book at Book Fair

Friday night we had some inspiring speakers to give us valuable information to help us with marketing our books. Here are a couple of them that were inspirational and well worth listening to.

Speaker Eddie Price
Eddie Price speaker/author
Author/speaker Lisa Proulx

Before the ceremony my husband snapped my photo in front of the Christmas tree. I know, it isn’t even Thanksgiving!

Before ceremony

I snapped some photos of the awards gathering on Saturday evening and other authors as we mingled and shared our books.

Being presented with Bronze Medal by Mark Wayne Adams
On stage with Mark Wayne Adams Presenter
Fellow author Grace Blair & me at ceremony
Fellow author Sherry Admont and me
Fellow author Richard V Battle & me
RF Crowd at ceremony

There were so many people there besides medal winners that the venue had to bring in more chairs to accommodate them. It was quite a ceremony with lights streaming all around us in colors and a ceiling that lit up as you can see in the above photo.

RF crowd at ceremony
Fellow author/speaker Lisa Proulx and me – inspiring speaker
Fellow author & me at Ceremony
Author KJ Simmill and me at Ceremony (she is from the UK)
Youngest author there – 13 years old! She was so cute!
Author Christina Goebel and me at Ceremony – she was inspiring to me and gave me all kinds of information! Thank you, Christina!

Well, it was a exciting night and a wonderful experience meeting and networking with all the other authors and being treated so well by the presenters and speakers. I thank them all.

Sunday morning it was time to leave. I gathered up my book from the display shelf in the hotel as did other authors and left behind some of my cards and bookmarks. I was so excited that I wore my medal home as the presenters told us to do to enjoy the feeling a little longer. I was still on a high.

Two days later I am finally coming down as I write this post. Maybe one day I will be fortunate enough to return with another award-winning book.

Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Watch for more books coming from Jemsbooks.

REMEMBER READING GIVES YOU WINGS TO FLY! SOAR WITH JEMSBOOKS.COM ALL YEAR THROUGH! HAPPY READING AND SHOPPING THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON!

Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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10 Responses to Readers’ Favorite Book Award Presentation!

  1. Congratulations, that is wonderful. Amazing pictures. Must have been amazing, to be there by the Ceremony.

  2. Darlene says:

    Congratulations, well done!! You looked absolutely fabulous and just beaming. I’m so happy for you.

  3. Jennie says:

    Fabulous, Janice. Congratulations!

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