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Local author Deb Boelkes receives national recognition

Florida Authors and Publishers Association
President’s Book Awards Program
www.myFAPA.org
August 15, 2020

Lake Buena Vista, FL (8/1/2020) – The Annual 2020 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards recognized not one, but two books by Amelia Island author, Deb Boelkes, in the category of Business: Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring was the Silver medal winner and The WOW Factor Workplace: How to Create a Best Place to Work Culture was the 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.

Heartfelt Leadership is a non-fiction leadership book, published by Business World Rising, LLC, which reveals how leaders can get through to anyone, even under what many would believe are not the best of circumstances. The result is a workplace that is admired; one that delivers outstanding results; one that employees seek to be a part of.

The WOW Factor Workplace is also a non-fiction leadership book, published by Business World Rising, LLC, that shows it’s possible to create a workplace that not only WOWS everyone who works there, it WOWS everyone who hears about it; a workplace where the best and most talented people line up to get in; where every time top talent comes in, they say WOW!

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 Stanford.

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.

About the Author:
Deb Boelkes is not just a role model heartfelt leader; she’s the ultimate authority on creating best places to work, with 25+ years in Fortune 150 high-tech firms, leading superstar business development and professional services teams. As an entrepreneur, she has accelerated advancement for women to senior leadership. Deb has delighted and inspired over 1,000 audiences across North America.

About the Books:
Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring (Business World Rising, March 2020, ISBN: 978-1-734-07613-4, $19.95)

The WOW Factor Workplace: How to Create a Best Place to Work Culture (Business World Rising, December 2019, ISBN: 978-1-734-07610-3, $19.95)

Both books are available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats from major online booksellers. Paperback versions are available at The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL.

More information is available at www.BusinessWorldRising.com

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