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Author Stephen Gallup Wins San Diego Book Award for What About the Boy?
Winners Were Announced at the Eighteenth Annual San Diego Book & Writing Awards, June 9, 2012
“I feel humbled by this award for my memoir,” says Stephen Gallup. What About the Boy? is a compelling true account that dramatizes an earlier campaign to find options for his developmentally disabled son, Joseph.
In What About the Boy?, Gallup and his wife sought medical help for their undiagnosed son and were told at first simply to hope for the best. Later, the professionals recommended counseling to help the parents accept the fact that nothing could help him. Refusal to accept that advice launched an improbable journey that changed their lives forever.
“Several outstanding memoirs were nominated for this year’s award, and I’m honored that mine was selected,” says Gallup. “I hope that everyone who reads What About the Boy? feels moved and empowered by the experience.”
The San Diego Book Awards are considered the highest literary honor for authors in San Diego. Winning authors affirm that receiving a San Diego Book Award helps boost sales of their books. Numerous winners in the unpublished novel, memoir, and poetry chapbook competitions have reported that winning a San Diego Book Award played a key role in their later acquiring a publisher for their work.
Additional information on Stephen Gallup and What About the Boy? may be obtained at http://www.fatherspledge.com/
Additional information on the San Diego Book Awards Association may be obtained at http://www.sdbookawards.com/