DECEMBER AUTHOR FEATURE
THE INAUGURAL AMERICAN WRITING AWARDS
ANNOUNCES THE 2021 WINNERS AND FINALISTS
INDIANAPOLIS: November 22, 2021, AmericanWritingAwards.com announced the winners and finalists of the inaugural American Writing Awards in 42 different literary categories. Entries came in from all over the world and were narrowed down by judges to the final results.
Enhanced DNA Publishing, a small independent publishing company located in Indianapolis, Indiana is excited to have multiple authors recognized by the American Writing Awards. Founder and CEO, Denola Burton, created this company to assist new and newer authors in publishing their books according to the standards of the Independent Book Publishing Association. Burton says of the Enhanced DNA award finalists, “We are so proud of each of the Enhanced DNA Publishing authors who were recognized by the American Writing Awards and are so honored that these awards also provide credibility to the work by the Enhanced DNA™ family. It has been an overwhelming experience to have not only one Enhanced DNA™ book to be recognized, but four books – one winner and three finalists.”
AWARD WINNER – ART
by Anthony W. Lanier
On July 4, 2019, Anthony W. Lanier, Graphite Guru and Master Artist, started a series of graphite drawings based on images recorded on a cell phone. There was a rhythm. He could complete at least one a day and move on to another subject. FIGURED IT OUT: Drawings that Define a COVID-19 Experience, contains images forging the opportunity of new subjects in masks, plus a whole lot more. With limited mobility in travel, Lanier demonstrates through drawings, a world of everyday people who pass our doorsteps, facing similar challenges.
AWARD FINALIST – WOMEN’S ISSUES
by Daisy Arness Marrs
In this book, Woman to Woman: Domestic Violence! A Wrong Turn in Life, you will be taken on a journey that will help you understand the will of God for your life. Daisy Arness Marrs will help you understand that domestic violence is a wrong turn in life and does not define who you are. As a young girl and not feeling loved by her father, Daisy still had dreams. Girls should dream of how life should be, how happiness should be obtained, but unfortunately, dreams can be altered by the hand of someone else. After finding God, Daisy learned that He had never given up on her. Learning to hear His voice allowed her dreams and purpose to come to pass. It was then that through her pain, life would take a turn.
AWARD FINALIST – SELF-HELP
by Nicole Billups
No marriage is perfect, but when addiction, trauma, control, infidelity, and other ungodly issues become involved, it can become one of life’s toughest challenges. You may have heard before that marriage is not for the weak, but told through the story of a young wife, Renée, and the disillusionment with her new husband, Michael, you will find proof, that this isn’t true. The Good News is that we have a risen Savior who can take our tears, anger, betrayal, guilt, shame, and discontent upon His cross. Psalm 46:1 tells us that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
AWARD FINALIST - SPIRITUALITY
by Rosetta Priestly
Have you ever gone through a metamorphosis—a significant life change? In “Release Moments”, author Rosetta Priestly shares some key stages that contributed to the metamorphosis that made her the Warrior Woman of God that she is today.
After the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, in the pupa stage; there is a struggle to get out of the cocoon. Before a beautiful butterfly emerges, the struggle pushes the blood into its wings to develop and strengthen them for flight once they break free. The process has the appearance of pain and torture, but in reality, this struggle is necessary. Necessary for the caterpillar to emerge as the beautiful, transformed creation. Necessary for the now butterfly to soar above the things that once weighed them down. Necessary for the butterfly to be what God has placed in their DNA to be from the beginning. What an excellent process! The significance of the metamorphosis of the caterpillar has taught me that struggles are a NECESSARY part of life.
The full results of the 2021 American Writing Awards can be found on their website AmericanWritingAwards.com.