Friday, October 23, 2009

Kentucky Authors Win National Award

DOVER, Ky. – A Kentucky author and her two grown daughters have recently been awarded the Bronze distinction in the “Young Adult Fiction – Religion/Spirituality” category of the 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

Songwriter Jackie Alley, of Dover, Kentucky, and her daughters, Shawna Lippert and Kalli Dow co-wrote “Nana's Tomato Patch,” a thirty-day devotional that offers an opportunity for the whole family to interact as they learn to apply our Lord's great word to their daily walk with Him. Nana's Book Builders have a mission to provide family entertainment through books and songs that acknowledge God as the center of the family, which is a gift from God.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available at any bookstore nationwide or can be ordered through the publisher at or by visiting, or This is also an eLIVE title, meaning each copy contains a code redeemable for a free audio version from

Other winning books in the “Young Adult Fiction – Religion/Spirituality” category were “Redefining Beautiful,” by Jenna Lucado with Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson), which won the Gold Award, and “Night of the Indigo,” by Michael Holgate (MacMillan Caribbean), which was awarded the Silver distinction.

This is the third annual Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, presented by Jenkins Group and Independent Publisher Online. The Moonbeam Awards ceremony took place on October 10, 2009, as part of the West Virginia Book Festival in Charleston, West Virginia.

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