I'm proud to announce that a horror anthology I regularly contribute to, Shadows & Teeth, has won the gold at the 2017 FAPA President's Award Contest.
Courtesy of (and adapted from) the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.
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Lake Buena Vista, FL (8/5/2017) – The Annual 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards has awarded the gold medal to Shadows & Teeth, Volume 2, in the category of Adult Fiction, Horror.
Hosted by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, this prestigious national award is open to books published between 2016 and 2017.
“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 Jane R. Wood, President-Elect of FAPA.
Shadows & Teeth is a premier horror anthology series published by Darkwater Syndicate. With this latest honor, the series has won seven major accolades since its inception in 2016, with volume two earning three on its own. The contributing authors to volume 2 are: Antonio Simon, Jr. and Ken Pelham, both from Florida; Bryan Cassiday of California; Reed W. Huston of Malaysia; Chris Lynch and Barnaby King, both from the UK; Steven S. Stafford of Tennessee; Kelson Hargis of Indiana; and Justin Cawthorne and Daniel Russell, both from Australia. The series is edited and curated by R. Perez de Pereda of Florida.
Medals were awarded at the annual FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet held this year at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in the Disney Springs Area of Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The Florida Authors & Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, independent 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.
About Shadows & Teeth
Now in its third volume, this horror anthology series offers readers an international perspective on horror and features such names as the UK's legendary Guy N. Smith and the Croatian Queen of Horror Viktoria Faust. The series is a favorite among readers and critics alike, having earned seven accolades since its inception in 2016.
About Darkwater Syndicate
Darkwater Syndicate is the publishing company with a defense contractor's name, and that sums up their approach to books: they refuse to be mainstream, and are not afraid to push boundaries or buck trends on their mission to promote uncommonly good reading. Founded in 2008, Darkwater began as an outlet for short stories. The company really took off in 2014 following the rampant success of The Gullwing Odyssey, its first full-length novel to hit #5 on Amazon's best-sellers list. Thereafter, the indie press has released between one and three titles a year. Ever one to punch above its weight, between January and July of 2017 the company released ten new titles by authors at home and abroad, making this its most ambitious year yet. They are headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida.