War’s Ending Receives National Award


CONTACT: Pat Stanford, Committee Chairperson

Florida Authors and Publishers Association

President’s Book Awards Program




Local Author, A.J. Park of Pleasant View, UT, Receives National Recognition

Lake Buena Vista, FL (8/1/2020) – The Annual 2020 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s BookAwards recognized War’s Ending by A.J. Park, in the category of Young Adult Fiction, as a Gold Medal winner, and in the category of Adult Fiction Fantasy, as a Bronze Medal winner.

Hosted by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, this prestigious national award is open to books published between 2018 and 2020. 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 Patti Jefferson, Past President of FAPA.  

War’s Ending is a YA Fantasy, published by Emerald Lake Books, which tells the story of a young woman who becomes entangled in a war she didn’t know was happening. Injured and separated from everyone she knows, she receives help from her enemies, and begins to understand their point of view. Danger pursues her as she attempts to expose the roots of the conflict.  

Due to CoVID-19, medalists were informed via email and a recorded presentation of the “ceremony”.

“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 creative storytelling, bold concepts, and innovative ideas which make 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, Pat Standford.

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. https://myfapa.org/product-category/2020-presidents-book-award-winners/page/7/

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