Press Release from Florida Authors and Publishers on CURMUDGEONLY YOURS

The Original Curmudgeon is the 2018 Silver FAPA winner for Humor

Curmudgeonly Stories from Europe and the USA



CONTACT:  Ken Johnson, Committee Chairman

Florida Authors and Publishers Association

President’s Book Awards Program

(850) 910-1897

Local Author Receives National Recognition

Lake Buena Vista, FL (8/6/2018) –The Annual 2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards recognized Curmudgeonly Yours by Richard BONTE, in the category of Humor, as a silver medal winner.

Hosted by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, this prestigious national award is open to books published between 2017 and 2018. The judges for this national competition are librarians, educators, and publishing professionals.

“The FAPA President’s Book Award exists to promote excellence in the publishing industry by recognizing talented contemporary authors who put both heart and soul into their work. FAPA is proud to be a champion of authors and publishers going the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect,” said Jane R. Wood, Past President of FAPA.

CURMUDGEONLY YOURSis a work of humor fiction, published by Richard Bonte, which is the story of a middle-aged curmudgeon who feels that people are not all good and do not have equal rights despite all the clamoring to the contrary.  They’re mean, selfish, hypocritical, needy and racist; they smell and are generally unhelpful.  CURMUDGEONLY YOURS takes a dim view of human beings everywhere but it especially needles people and their habits in Italy, France, the Middle East and the USA.  Nevertheless, CURMUDGEONLY YOURS is a very funny book in a black sense. It is impossible to put down.

Medals were awarded at the annual FAPA President’s Book Awards Banquet held this year at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in the Disney Springs TM Area of Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

“We are proud to announce this year’s winners who truly embody the excellence this award was created to celebrate. Their works are representative of the creative storytelling, bold concepts and innovative ideas which makes the President’s Book Awards so well respected by librarians and those in the publishing industry. This year was no exception as we had a record number of nominations!  We salute all of our winners for their fine work.” said FAPA’s President, Angelina Assanti.

The Florida Authors & Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, illustrators, editors, printers, and other professionals involved in the publishing industry.  It focuses on providing the highest quality of information, resources, and professional development to members and others interested in the writing and publishing profession.


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