Author John Houle was honored by the Speaker of the House, Joseph Shekarchi, and was recognized on the House floor by Representative Joseph McNamara for his new novel, "The King-Makers of Providence."
Author Jon Phillips received a Mom's Choice Gold Award for his children's book, "Joni's Wish." The book focuses on a child with disabilities and how an act of kindness changed his world.
A Certificate of Special Recognition was issued by Daniel J. McKee, Governor of the State of Rhode Island, to acknowledge Author John Houle for the launch of his political novel, "The King-Makers of Providence," on February 8, 2023.
Author Terri Leedom was awarded the 2023 Book of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine for her debut book, "My Silly Granny." This book was inspired by her mother's struggles with dementia and strives to help young children understand the disease.
Two recent children's books, Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon by Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden and Messages on the Moon by Jill Friestad-Tate have both won Purple Dragonfly Awards for Best Historical Non-Fiction Children's Picture Book (Astronaut Al - First Place / Messages - Second Place) from amongst hundreds of entries. They were also both honorable mentions for Best Overall Children's Book.
Two recent children's books, Astronaut Al Travels to the Moon by Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden and Messages on the Moon by Jill Friestad-Tate have both won Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medals for excellence.
Author Joe LeValley has been named a finalist for an Eric Hoffer Award for his second novel, Cry from an Unknown Grave.
Steve Wolgemuth has won both a Book Excellence Award and was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award. The Crucial 12 is a leadership book that details the 12 questions that leaders at all organizations should be asking of their marketing people.