“I am absolutely thrilled,” says Ward. “I am especially pleased to have been chosen because I know the quality of the judging process.” There were 1500 entries in 60 categories. The winners were chosen by a panel of librarians and booksellers, after months of editorial deliberation.
“Winners exemplify the best work coming from today’s indie authors and publishers,”
Ward’s book is an anthology of life stories from remarkable African American women who are all over 50 years old. Other contributors to the work included Patricia Canterbury, Geri Hunter, Katherine Parker, Shakiri, Yolanda Bariel, Rochelle Robinson, and many others. Ward also edited and published the book through her company, Nubian Images Publishing.
More of Life’s Spices is described as “a ‘sistah’ circle that speaks volumes to women…a gathering of women soulfully speaking authentic truths of joyful highs, and heart-wrenching trials. Their narratives deepen our belief that life events are universal for all women on life’s journey.
Ward’s first anthology, “Life’s Spices From Seasoned Sistahs,” won the Silver Book of the Year Award from Foreword Reviews in 2005. Both of her books are available for purchase on www.Amazon.com and on her website at www.vickiward.com. For more information about Ward’s books and her publishing company, visit her website or call 925-634-7627. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
About Vicki L. Ward
Vicki L. Ward writes, edits and publishes books that inspire, encourage and educate women. Her award- winning books – “Life’s Spices From Seasoned Sistahs – Savvy, Sassy and Bold After 50,” and “More of Life’s Spices – Seasoned Sistahs Keepin’ It Real” have been used as part of women’s studies programs at Mt. Diablo College and as foundation for thoughtful and engaging presentations at Soroptimist clubs; at several of the Empowering Women of Color conferences at the University of California, Berkeley; and other local and national events. She has owned and operated Nubian Images Publishing since 2002 and is Vice-President of the Writers Resource Center, an organization dedicated to supporting novice and experienced writers throughout the country.
About Foreword Reviews
The editors and staff at Foreword Reviews love indie books and the art of great storytelling. They discover, curate, critique, and share reviews and articles on indie-publishing trends. Foreword Reviews’ quarterly print magazine is distributed across the United States to librarians, booksellers, publishers and avid readers, and is available at most Barnes & Noble and indie bookstores, and by subscription. For more information visit them on Facebook or Twitter or contact their Director of Marketing/Circulation Jennifer Szunko (S-zun-ko) at 231-933-3699 or via email her at Jennifer@forewordreviews.com.