Tuesday, May 21, 2013

IBAW Winner: Six Weeks to Yehidah

Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors in
the 4th Annual International Book Awards
LOS ANGELES  –  USA Book News announced the winners and finalists of THE 2013 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 20, 2013. Over 300 winners and finalists were announced in over 80 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said this year’s contest yielded over 1000 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.
Award Winning Titles Include:
 Children's Fiction            

Six Weeks to Yehidah by Melissa Studdard          
All Things That Matter Press       

Monday, May 13, 2013


Authored by Grace Peterson

Grace's turbulent childhood, with father's violent temper and mother's apathy, their divorce, and her relocation with her mother and siblings to Hawaii, where she experiences racism and violence, sets the stage for this incredible real-life tale of abuse, brainwashing, and ~ ultimately ~ the long journey to recovery.

At seventeen, Grace experiences love for the first time, but is soon unable contain the traumas of her past. Seeking a remedy from what she perceives as a spiritual problem, she enlists the aid of Brock, a charismatic exorcist and cult expert. Grace stumbles into a world of
esoteric rituals, Luciferian doctrines, and
New World Order conspiracies.

This gripping narrative illustrates how children adapt to a hostile environment, can grow up misreading their untreated traumas, and, while searching for answers, fall prey to unscrupulous charlatans who heap more damage onto an already wounded soul.

 About the author:

Grace Peterson divides her time between working as an administrative assistant, writing and gardening. She is a member of The Association of Writing Excellence and The National Association of Memoir Writers and has published essays in several anthologies. She authors two blogs and writes a newspaper garden column. She is the proud mother of four grown children, four friendly felines, and has been married to her best friend since 1980. Her second book is in publication. Please visit her blog at www.gracepete.com.