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Judy Haveson Wins First Place in the Non-fiction/Personal Memoir Category

for Laugh Cry Rewind – A Memoir at The BookFest® Awards Spring 2023

The BookFest recognizes and promotes excellence in literature and elevates authors and creatives

who contribute outstanding work to the literary world.

 

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Los Angeles, CA — Judy Haveson is a First Place winner at The BookFest Awards Spring 2023 for the book titled Laugh Cry Rewind – A Memoir. The book is honored in the Non-fiction/Personal Memoir category.

 

The BookFest honors authors who create outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction. The BookFest's dedication to honoring authors is rooted in a belief in the transformative power of literature and a desire to support and celebrate those who create it.

 

Desireé Duffy, Founder of The BookFest, says, “It is important to recognize authors for their role in creating and sharing stories that entertain, educate, and inspire readers. Books transport us to new worlds, broaden perspectives, and foster empathy. As the Founder of The BookFest, I believe that by saluting authors and their literary achievements, we elevate the importance of literature in our society.”

 

Judy Haveson says, "Being selected as a winner of The BookFest Awards is an incredible honor. I am grateful to be recognized for the hard work and dedication that went into creating Laugh Cry Rewind – A Memoir. I hope this award will inspire others to pursue their own literary passions."

 

Desireé Duffy, Founder of The BookFest, says, "I am thrilled to announce Judy Haveson as a winner of a First Place at The BookFest Awards. This year's competition was particularly fierce, and Judy should be very proud of this achievement."

 

For more information about The BookFest Awards and to see the list of winners, please visit the Awards Page on The BookFest website. 

 

To watch the Salute to The BookFest Award Winners video montage, or to see recordings of The BookFest videos, please visit the Programming Page of The BookFest Website.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Judy Haveson is a proud Texan who will never lose her southern charm or accent and mainly uses both when the situation absolutely calls for it. Her one-time dream of becoming a journalist was shattered when a professor suggested she pick a new major due to her penchant for obsessive conversation. He claimed she’d be an editor’s nightmare because she wrote as she spoke and never stopped talking. This led her to a career in public relations. Judy’s fixation with reading books and stories about other people’s lives inspired her to write her debut memoir. She currently lives in The Hamptons with her husband, Adam, son, Jack, and beloved Yorkie, Toby.

 

ABOUT THE BOOKFEST®

The BookFest is the leader in virtual literary events and produces vital conversations on the world’s stage for those who love to read, and those who love to write. It launched May 2020 at a time when lockdown forced many live events to be cancelled. Free to attend, the biannual event happens in the spring and fall, and streams panel discussions, conversations, and live interactive sessions. As an award winner, The BookFest has recognitions from the Webby Awards with a nomination in 2021, a gold award from the Muse Creative Awards in 2020, and a silver award from the w3 Awards in 2020. The BookFest features an array of literary speakers, experts, and authors, which has included: Mitch Albom; Kevin J. Anderson; Angela Bole; Mark Coker; Robert G. Diforio; Cheryl Willis Hudson; Wade Hudson; Sarah Kendzior; Jonathan Maberry; Lisa Morton; Karla Olson; James Rollins; Connie Schultz; Michael Shermer; Mark K. Shriver; Danny Trejo; Helene Wecker; Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and many others. The BookFest is presented by Books That Make You and produced by Black Château Enterprises. The BookFest is a registered trademark of Desireé Duffy, who is the founder of all three. For more information, visit The BookFest.com.

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