Local Publisher’s Author Wins
FLAGLER BEACH, FLORIDA – Ocean Publishing’s premier novelist Victor DiGenti (Ponte Vedra Beach) was honored by the Florida Publishers Association recently at its annual conference and book awards in Sarasota.
Windrusher and the Trail of Fire, the third installment in the award-winning trilogy about an adventurous cat, won a silver medal in the Florida Adult Fiction category. Set in Florida, Windrusher again finds himself separated from his caretakers and relocated to a rural rescue operation called Precious Friends Cat Sanctuary. He is warned by none other than Rahhnut, the mythical keeper of the day globe – the sun – to beware of two-legged villains “bringing with them a fiery destruction.” Windrusher soon learns his destiny is linked to Storm Wing, a legendary cat leader from the days when cats first roamed the jungles. As he faces the challenge of saving the hundreds of cats at the Sanctuary from a raging wildfire, Windrusher must rely on his own inner resources and the help of an ancient cat he’s met only in his dreams
Frank Gromling, Ocean Publishing founder and publisher, presented the author with his medal and 500 labels for his book covers at the company’s oceanfront offices in Flagler Beach. DiGenti, who has won several awards for his writing, will be one of the primary speakers at the Florida Writers Association Conference on October 22 – 24 in Lake Mary, Florida.
About Ocean Publishing: Established in 2002 by Frank Gromling, Ocean Publishing is an independent press specializing in nature, marine life, environment and conservation. For more information, visit www.oceanpublishing.org.
About Victor DiGenti: After thirty-five years in public broadcasting working as a producer, director, fundraiser, and producer of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, DiGenti turned to his first love—writing. He’s won multiple state and national awards for his first two Windrusher books and attracted readers of all ages from across the country. He and his wife live in Florida with their seven rescued cats.