Becoming a writer is one of the most challenging career paths one can take. Most successful writers have the combination of persistence and talent, but don't forget to throw in a handful of luck. Pollsters reports 80 percent of Americans would like to be a published author and according to a report by Google there are 130 million published books in human history.
NABE, the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs, now celebrating 35 years, sent nominees invitations to the Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. These awards have been given for more than 29 years and honor some of the finest Publishing Houses, Small Presses and Independent Publishers in over 60 categories including children's, fiction, memoir, self-help, health, inspirational, young adult, parenting and poetry.
Northern Books a small publishing company based in Clinton County received an invitation to the Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards on Thursday. Northern Books was created by Donna M. Kshir (Clinton County, Pa.), Lee Roberts (Crestview, FL.) and Laurie Smith-Tornerup (Calgary AB Canada) to publish independent authors to share their stories and celebrate their experiences - simply - through words; were among the candidates.
Kshir and Roberts have each made a name for themselves in the publishing world; making Amazon and Barnes & Nobles Bestsellers lists multiple times for their advocacy books focusing on Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships Abuse, Partner Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Homelessness, Orphan's and Foster Home Books. Their current release, Tent City: Tragedy Turned Triumph focuses on the homeless crisis in Charleston, West Virginia.
The duo has been previously honored for their child advocacy work; uniting with Erin's Law in 2013 to create awareness for childhood sexual abuse, being nominated for the 2010, 2011 Rare Life Award and receiving the 2012, 2013 and 2014 National Non-Profits Advocate Apprecilove Week Award to nonprofit organizations, advocates, community leaders and youth leaders across the USA. Each woman considers herself "one more voice" to make this world a better, safer place for all mankind.
The Pinnacle Awards is based on book content, quality, writing style, presentation and cover design. Winners from all categories will be announced in the Summer 2016.