Georgia Author of The Year Awards

50th Annual Georgia Author of The Year

One hundred and eighteen authors from Georgia were honored back in June at the 50th Annual Georgia Author of The Year Awards. Spouses, children and parents came together for this celebration at the Kennesaw State University Continuing Education Center lending their support for the authors. The event is sponsored by The Georgia Writers Association and The Kennesaw State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

This made it real for me. My novel ‘Bleu Moon’ was nominated and frankly I was excited to be there. I know all the hard work that I contributed to making this the best product ever. The whole event was professional and enjoyable; I met some lovely folks. I am grateful that I didn’t miss it. When you sit at your desk, counter or wherever by yourself for hours, then turns into days and months you begin to wonder will others enjoy your creative end? This ceremony reinforced that I am on a beautiful path of enlightenment, not to mention storytelling.

I am a member of the Georgia Writers Association and will be attending my first Writers Conference this fall in the historic city of Savannah. I know Savannah but will probably learn much more through the eyes of writers; this will probably be visually and lyrically somewhat theatrical. I’m excited, can you tell?

Many writers were honored and won the award for their genre. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to the country’s own poet laureate, Natasha Trethewey, who writes poetry related to her upbringing, namely her mother and father’s biracial marriage. More information can be obtained at

Bleu Moon was nominated in the Fiction category for the Georgia Author of The Year Award.

~Caroline Clemens~pen

7 thoughts on “Georgia Author of The Year Awards

  1. Hi Caroline and congratulations on the nomination! I’ve detoured over here from Susie’s blog, saw that you were also a writer and thought I’d stop by and say hi. When you get a chance, if you’re interested, here’s a link to one of my blog posts from a couple of weeks ago.

    Nice to meet you and hopefully I’ll see you around, my place, your place, or Susie’s place.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  2. Congratulations! It is so amazing to be nominated. There are so many books published these days. It must make all the work worthwhile.
    Thanks for bringing this to the party!!!!

  3. Congratulations, Caroline! It is so good when writers get together, isn’t it? And how lovely to be honoured for your writing. And three books from 2012-2014?! I’m very impressed! ~Catherine, sent by Susie.

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