Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Your Preteen Apostolate Honored in the Secular Publishing World


Linda Radke, Five Star Publications
Phone: 480-940-8182
E-mail: info@FiveStarPublications.com

CHANDLER, AZ (November 6, 2010) – The judges of the first annual Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children's literature, have spoken, and Your Preteen Apostolate by award-winning authors Nicholas J. Bottesi and Michele Bondi Bottesi (Joseph Karl Publishing: Rochester, MI), won an Honorable Mention in the Spiritual/Religious category.

“Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score of 55 out of 80 must be earned for a place to be awarded to the entrant,” explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

Your Preteen Apostolate helps teenagers recognize that their efforts and contributions are important and necessary, and reminds every teen that “God is at work in you!” It retails for $10.95 and can be purchased at godisatworkinyou.com, amazon.com, and in stores (visit godisatworkinyou.com for a complete list). The book is also available globally in multi-format e-books on smashwords.com and also on amazon Kindle. Be sure to ask for it at your favorite store or library. The book makes an exceptional gift for preteens for any occasion, is a wonderful addition to school libraries, and is ideal for homeschool, religious education, and youth group programs.

The book has been awarded the Catholic Writer's Guild Seal of Approval, indicating the contents adhere to the Magisterium and teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.

For a complete list of winners including all first and second places and honorable mention recipients, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com and click on “Winners.”

The second annual Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Submissions postmarked March 1, 2011 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show. Final deadline for submissions is May 1, 2011. The Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest has also launched with Submissions postmarked December 1, 2010 or earlier eligible for the Early Bird reward and the final deadline for submissions on February 1, 2011. For complete rules and submission forms, visit www.FiveStarBookAwards.com.

The Purple and Royal Dragonfly Book Awards are part of the family of Five Star Dragonfly Book contests, which include the Chocolate Dragonfly Book Awards, honoring food-related publications; the Green Dragonfly Book Awards, saluting books that create awareness of the environment and eco-friendly living; and the Dragonfly eBook Awards, which celebrate eBooks. For more details on all Five Star Dragonfly contests, access www.FiveStarBookAwards.com. Five Star Publications can be reached at info@FiveStarPublications.com or by calling 480-940-8182.