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|Book for teen girls receives high honor from annual international award contest
Houston, TX — Author, speaker and television host, Shannon Perry, garnered the Bronze Medal in the Christian Living category from the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest for her third book, “Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life.” The Readers’ Favorite awards honor books in over 140 genres, with each genre judged separately. Past award winners and participants include New York Times bestsellers J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors such as movie star Jim Carrey and actor Henry Winkler.
Perry wrote “Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life” after meeting with ten teen and tween girls in her home for over two months. The book delves into several difficult issues such as date rape, gender identity, bullying, suicide, cutting, drugs, and pre-marital sex, just to name a few. “Stand” also serves as an informational resource for Perry’s mother/teen daughter conference entitled In Her Shoes. Perry holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling, and is a Certified Instructor in Parenting Classes and Crisis Counseling.
Each year, Readers’ Favorite donates books and income to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additionally, authors who win the annual book award contest donate copies to be sold at the Readers’ Favorite booth at the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in America. Readers’ Favorite is the only vendor at the fair that donates all book fair proceeds to charity.
Readers’ Favorite has garnered the Best Website for Authors Award as well as the Honoring Excellence Award from the Association of Independent Authors. The 2017 Readers’ Favorite awards will be handed out in an official ceremony in Miami, Florida on November 18, 2017.
About Shannon Perry:
Shannon Perry is a speaker, author, national recording artist and television host. Her TV show, “Grace in High Heels,” airs on five different networks into over 100 million households weekly. She teaches at women’s conferences, retreats, churches, and educational organizations across the country. Perry spent over 13 years in the public school system before going into full-time ministry. She created one of the first anti-bullying programs for one of the largest school systems in the U.S. She is currently working on her fourth book scheduled for release in 2018. Perry’s recent radio single,“Til the Storm Passes By,” has been featured on several news outlets in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Perry is donating all proceeds of the sale of the song to victims of Harvey. Perry resides in Houston, Texas with her husband, David, and has one son, Sean, a Captain in the United States Air Force, and one grandson, James. For more information, visit www.ShannonPerry.com.
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