Texas is Offering the World some of its Best Authors
Austin, TX – Texas has a great many things to be proud of and we Texans are eager to share that with our fellow Americans. It is with great fan fare that we also spotlight the writers of Texas through the Non-Profit organization Texas Association of Authors (TAA).
TAA was launched in 2011 to help bring attention to the many talented writers that call Texas their home, both physically and emotionally. Through this endeavor, TAA has been out and about at various events over the past year to let people know about our great selection of books written by Texas authors.
It is also with great Texas pride, that TAA announces the winners of its first annual book contest. It was a tough decision to narrow down the best from the many books that were submitted to TAA this year. Here are our first place winners from the many talented people that call Texas home:
Alone and Alive by Janet Boyanton – Category Women’s Issues
American Me? by Dennis Matranga – Category Political
Boy Who Hated Being Black, The by Reba McIntyre-Kindred – Category Children’s Picture Book All Ages
Extinguishing the Light by B. Alan Bourgeois – Category Spiritual Fiction
Five Greatest Spankings,The of All Time by Rob Wood – Category Short Story Fiction
Fix by Force by Jason Warne – Category Young Adult Fiction Personal Growth
Hat, The by Babette Hughes – Category Historical Fiction
Hunting Tapir During the Great Flood by Jon Kalb – Category Autobiography
In The Pew by Berta Connally Abraham – Category Romance
Laid Out and Candle Lit by Ann Everett – Category Fiction
Meem’s Little World by Lori Rolie – Category Children’s Picture Book Under 7
Memoirs of a Violent Sleeper by Matt Michelli – Category Transgressive Fiction
New Frontier, The by Ryan Kinzy – Category Juvenile Fiction
Okin the Panda Bear Finds His Family by Jeff Lutes – Category Children’s Book to Video
Point Deception by Jim Gilliam – Category Suspense
Sharing a Man by R.W. Jaeger – Category New Age
Sudden Wealth…It Happens by David Rust & Shane Moore - Category Finance
Windland’s Rescue by L. Audel Cayce – Category Young Adult Fiction New Age
The 2012 Celebration of Authors will be held on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 7 PM – 10 PM at Hickory Street Restaurant on Congress Ave. Many of the winners will be in attendance signing their winning books that will be available for purchase during the celebration.
For more information about the these books, including sample chapters, please visit TAA’s website at TxAuthors.com and look for them in October as they visit Austin to celebrate with great Texas pride.