2019 FAPA AWARDSLake Buena Vista, FL (8/4/2018) – The Annual 2019 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards recognized Delphys Rising by Kip Koelsch , in the category of Horror/Suspense/Thriller as a silver medal winner.

Hosted by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, this prestigious national award is open to books published between 2018 and 2019. The judges for this national competition are librarians, educators, and publishing professionals.

“The FAPA President’s Book Award exists to promote excellence in the publishing industry by recognizing talented contemporary authors who put both heart and soul into their work. FAPA is proud to be a champion of authors and publishers going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect.” said Angelina Assanti, Past President of FAPA.

Delphys Rising is a science fiction thriller and stand-alone sequel to Koelsch’s first novel, Wendall’s Lullaby.

Medals were awarded at the annual FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet held this year at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in the Disney Springs TM Area of Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

“We are proud to announce this year’s winners who truly embody the excellence this award was created to celebrate. Their works are representative of the creative storytelling, bold concepts and innovative ideas which makes the President’s Book Awards so well respected by librarians and those in the publishing industry. We salute all of our winners for their fine work.” said FAPA’s President, Patti Brassard Jefferson.

2019 FAPA DELPHYS WITH SILVER MEDALKoelsch added, “I’m thrilled to have the recognition of literary professionals and my peers for my second novel. As a relatively new and sometimes insecure author, it’s reassuring and motivating. It makes it easier to enthusiastically move forward with my current and next writing projects.”

The Florida Authors & Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry. It focuses on providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession.

Koelsch lives in Dunedin, Florida, and is currently working on a third science fiction thriller, a historical fiction novella and a few science fiction short stories.



~ by kipwkoelsch on August 4, 2019.

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