The Cameron Parish Pilot, Cameron, LA June 11, 2015 Vol. 58–No. 36. Reasoner is winner of two national book awards “Where Did the Day Go?” by Gwendolyn Reasoner, a Cameron Parish resident and author, was named the Gold Winner in the Religious Non-Fiction category of the 2015 National Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Catherine Goulet, Awards Chair at the National Awards Reception Wednesday, May 27 at the Harvard Club of New York City presented her the gold medal during Book Expo America. The book was also listed as a winner in the 2015 Next Generation Book Awards brochure. Reasoner received a gold medal, a cash prize, and a winner certificate. Her book will be reviewed by the O’Shea Literary Agency who works with several major publishing houses. “Glory be to God, I give all the credit and thanks for empowering me to write and share “Where Did the Day Go? Reasoner said in a news release. “As winner of the 2015 National Illumination Book Award and now the 2015 National Next Generation Book Award, I am grateful to all the judges and staff at the Jenkins Group and the Next Generation Indies for helping me advance my message because winning two National Book Awards brings distinction, publicity, credibility and personal accomplishment to a new author.”
The book is published by In His Shadow Press and costs $19.99. For more information call 800-821-4278. Residents will have the opportunity to meet the author at the Opening Reception to be held in Lake Charles at the Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m. Reasoner will host a book signing and feature all of the original art from the book. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program honoring and recognizing the top independently published books of the year. Referred to in the media as the “Sundance” of the publishing world, the Indie Book Awards is judged by leaders in both the traditional and indie book publishing industries to help identify indie books that deserve to reach a wider audience.