Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cracks in the Sidewalk President's Book Award Finalist


Cracks in the Sidewalk – the novel that won the 2009 Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction is now a finalist in the President’s Book Awards, hosted by the Florida Publisher’s Association. The novel written by Bette Lee Crosby of Port Saint Lucie, was published by Bent Pine Publishing and is available as a traditional book or in Kindle and Nook reading formats.

Cracks in the Sidewalk is Crosby’s second novel and follows on the heels of Girl Child which won the first place award for published fiction at the 2007 National League of American Pen Women Florida Biennial. To date, Crosby has won five awards for her work.

Crosby’s novels are based on female characters who are easy to like; women who have big hearts and strong backbones, women who have the reader rooting for them from word one. Claire McDermott, the storyteller in Cracks in the Sidewalk, is just such a woman. Based on actual events, this touching story tells about a grandmother’s search for her missing grandchildren, and the consolation she finds by helping other children in need. It is an inspiring tale that leaves the reader with tears of joy.

Cracks in the Sidewalk is competing in the broad spectrum category of adult fiction. Gold and Silver Award winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony and dinner on Saturday, November 5th at The Florida Publisher’s Fall Ed-U Conference which will be held at the Helmsely Sandcastle Hotel on Lido Beach in Sarasota.

Readers can visit the Bent Pine Publishing blog at http://bentpinepublishing.wordpresscom. to learn more about Bette Lee Crosby or read an excerpt from this award-winning book.

For more information contact:
Bent Pine Publishing (772) 249-0022

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