Local Author’s Books To Be Honored By FAPA

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association recently announced the books that have been selected to be awarded 2019 FAPA President’s Books Awards medals. Among them are Corky’s Travels and Josie on Shadowridge Drive, both written by local author Deborah Burggraaf and illustrated by Matthew Lumsden. The two books will be honored in the “Cover Design-Juvenile” category.

Each year, the FAPA President’s Book Awards program recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production for North American authors and publishers. Librarians, book industry professionals and educators from Florida and other states judge content, theme, layout and cover design elements.

For 2019, FAPA will award gold, silver and bronze medals in 25 categories in Orlando on Saturday, Aug. 3.