MWSA President, Joyce Faulkner, and the 2011 award recipients will present the awards at the annual MWSA conference banquet and awards ceremony, September 27 30 in Dayton, Ohio at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn. Award-winning author Del Staecker will emcee the award ceremony and present the awards. The 70 award nominees are candidates for Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards with first and second honorable mentions in 25 different categories. Jack Woodville London, 2011 Author of the Year, will present the prestigious 2012 award to one of three nominated authors: William C. Hammond, Mike Angley, or Carolyn Schriber.
Nominees represent the highest scoring reviews from the hundreds of books submitted this year from the authors and publishers. Mrs. Faulkner states, “These award nominees are already winners. Some of the benefits of their being nominated include appearances on various blogs and radio talk shows, features on MWSA’s website and monthly Dispatches magazine, and interviews on radio and public-access television during the annual conference in Dayton.”
All 2012 award winners and nominees participate in MWSA’s fall conference. Dr. Schriber will be giving two seminars: How Authors Can Benefit from Amazon’s Programs and How to Use Scrivener, a software application for writers. She will also participate in panel discussions of marketing techniques and historical research.”
The Military Writers Society of America was the brainchild of Founder, W. H. (Bill) McDonald Jr. A crew chief/door-gunner on UH-1D Huey helicopters in 1966 and 1967, Bill flew with the 128th Helicopter Assault Company out of Phu Loi, South Vietnam. He was awarded numerous medals, including: the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, fourteen Air Medals and the Purple Heart.
To better understand his own experiences, Bill began to write about them. In the years since, he has discovered literally hundreds of other warriors and their families who are driven to explore and reveal their experiences through fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art. It was Bill's vision to bring them together to share and promote their respective arts.
For additional information or to schedule an interview with the nominee contact:
Carolyn Schriber, 1941 Appling Oaks Circle, Cordova, TN 38016, phone 901-266-2356 or e-mail her at schribercat4@
For additional information on the Military Writers Society of America, visit http://www.mwsadispatches.com