Winners were chosen in a number of genres including but not limited to mystery suspense thriller, biography/memoir, children’s books, fantasy, fitness and others.

WILMINGTON, NC, July 22, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, has announced the winners of the 2018 Top Female Author Awards.

An award given for a single book impacts one book only. An award given to an author impacts all the works of that author, past, present and future. As in the world of film, some awards are for best movies, others are for best actors or actresses. Using this analogy the ‘Top Female Author Awards’ bestows awards upon the writer, thereby increase the credibility of all books written by the author.

The 2018 Grand Prize went to:

Melanie S. Pronia, author of ‘Descent’, in the Mystery/Suspense Thriller genre. Pronia received a book marketing/publicity package valued at approximately $1200.

Category winners:

Tammy Bottner, author of ‘Among The Reeds’, in the Biography/Memoir category.

Angie Flores, author of ‘Cub’s Wish’, in the Children’s Book category.

Amy Reiley, author of ‘Eat Cake Naked’, in the Cooking/Food category.

Jenny Twist, author of ‘All In The Mind’, in the Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal/SciFi category.

Tammy Stackelhouse, author of ‘The Fibromyalgia Coach’, in the Fitness/Health/Wellness category.

Heidi M. Thomas, author of ‘Seeking The American Dream’, in the Historical Fiction category.

Donna Louis, author of ‘Miracles Of Direction’, in the Religion/Philosophy/Spiritual category.

A. S. McGowan, author of ‘The Ghosts Of A Centaur’, in the Romance category.

Linda Maria Frank, author of ‘The Mystery Of The Lost Avenger’, in the Young Adults/Teen category.

Mary Billiter, author of ‘Spirited Away’, in the Fiction, All Others category.

Twylia G. Reid, author of ‘Broken Wings’, in the Non-Fiction, All Others category.

Award contests must be viewed as being a marketing tool that should be an integral part of the marketing strategies designed by all authors. It takes time to win awards, and the more awards authors win, the more recognition for their work they stand to receive.

The ‘Top Female Authors Award’ is an annual awards program sponsored by The Authors Show – “The Authors Marketing Powerhouse” – and is marketed through their substantial publicity outreach channels. This recognition produces instant credibility, a third-party endorsement and a lot of marketing value. Winners receive ongoing recognition and can use their winner status as marketing and publicity tools in hundreds of ways to increase sales.

More information on the winners of the 2018 awards and information on the upcoming 2019 awards can be reviewed by visiting Questions about the 2019 awards should be submitted to [email protected].

The Authors Show is a podcasting pioneer in the publishing industry, producing author interviews since 2005. The program offers participants three major benefits:

1. The production of a professionally edited audio and/or video tool showcasing participating authors and their book(s);

2. Participating authors are included in The Authors Show’s substantial weekly social media outreach;

3. The show shares with participants its own pool of readers by broadcasting their interview on the network, putting their work in front of thousands of potential book buyers authors would otherwise not reach.

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