FAPA 2019

The Greysons, Book III of the AMI Series, won two Silver Medals at this year’s FAPA Presidential awards. In honor of this exciting recognition my publisher, SYP Publishing, is offering the Kindle Box Set of The AMI Series FREE on August 8th! This is a 1 Day offer, so I hope you will take advantage of it.


This year’s Florida Authors and Publishers Conference was great! The sessions were interesting and informative, and I learned so much. Marketing was the focus, and even though I always feel that marketing is my strength, this was a different type of marketing . I’m anxious to go through my notes now and see what I can do better.

Two of my FAPA friends, Pat Stanford and Kathryn Knight, were up for Adult Cover Design along with me, and Pat’s book of poetry, The Proverbs of My Seasons, won the Gold Medal. Her book is beautiful so I’m fine with that decision. Kathryn and I tied for Silver, so it was truly a friendly fight!

A few weeks ago I highlighted Kathryn on this blog, and her book Unveiled The Twenty & Odd won the Gold Medal in the category of Adult Non Fiction. I’m so proud of her!

Hayley Rose, another dear author friend, was the Gold Medalist in Children’ Picture Book Ages 0-7 for FIFO, Today I Feel Emotion. I bought this book for my granddaughter’s 1st Birthday last fall, and she loves it!

Another Silver Medalist was Kip Koelsch, author of Delphys Rising. His book won in Adult Fiction Horror/ Suspense. I bought the book for The Captain, and I’m sure he’ll enjoy it.

And of course, there’s me! Winning the Silver in Adult Romance was such a blessing and knowing how many entrants there were in the category makes it that much more special!

There were so many new people to meet this year, as well as old friends who didn’t attend, but overall it was a wonderful weekend and I’m exhausted. At our first FAPA Conference Bob had a wine glass made with Lottie Loser engraved on it and it’s a tradition that continues. It’s such a thoughtful gift and I cherish each one.

Don’t forget about the 1Day FREE offer of the Kindle Box Set of The AMI Series. It’s a great value and will have you ready for next year when Noah’s story releases.

Until we read again…📚


Dana L. ❤️