The 2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) conference wrapped up this past weekend. The highlight of the conference is the President’s Award Banquet, where authors and publishers throughout Florida are recognized and awarded in a variety of genres for their recent offerings. Writing Your Life client John Mitchell’s book, Seven Ships: A U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer’s At-Sea Career, published earlier this year, was recently selected as a finalist in the FAPA President’s Awards, in the autobiography and memoir category.
John and his wife Rachel attended the awards banquet in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, this past Saturday, August 4, 2018. Much to his delight, John was awarded the silver medal for 7 Ships. I was so excited to be there and cheer him on at that wonderful moment.
When asked about the award, John said, “My wife, Rachel, and I are thrilled at the recognition 7 Ships has received, culminating in the silver medal. However, we recognize that FAPA stands for authors and publishers, so the great folks at Writing Your Life must receive a large amount of credit as well. We could not be more pleased with the way the book turned out!”
Congratulations, John! We are delighted with your much-deserved recognition.