David C. Hughes, Writer

“For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your JOY will be complete." –Deuteronomy 16:15

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The Epiphany of Joy and Melted Clowns Take the Texas Association of Authors’ 2015 Best Book Awards in Their Categories

I’m excited to announce that the Texas Association of Authors has chosen both The Epiphany of Joy and Melted Clowns, published by Aledo-based Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, as winners of the 2015 Best Books Awards for their respective categories.

The Epiphany of Joy, a Christian inspirational book that explores this powerful fruit of the Spirit, took the award for best inspirational book, and Melted Clowns, a children’s picture book illustrated by my seventeen-year-old niece, Emilie L. Hughes, captured best children’s book for ages 7 and up.

          Texas Association of Authors, www.txauthors.com, DEAR Texas           Texas Association of Authors, www.txauthors.com, DEAR Texas

Texas Association of Authors, directed by B. Alan Bourgeois, focuses on promoting authors within the Lone Star State. The Association leverages the knowledge and expertise of various authors to promote their works locally and globally. Please visit their website at www.txauthors.com for more information about the Association. In addition, the winning books for this year’s Texas Association of Authors Best Book Awards can be found at http://books.txauthors.com/category-s/1986.htm. Books can be purchased at a significant discount on their website.

For more information on the April 12th DEAR Texas activities, visit http://www.deartexas.info/.

For more information about my publisher, Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, please visit their website at www.progressiverisingphoenix.com. Progressive Rising Phoenix recognizes that the publishing industry has changed significantly over the past several years, and they believe that authors have choices in all aspects of their work, including production. They are a non-traditional publisher and their program is based on choice. I’ve enjoyed working with them over the past year, and both Amanda Thrasher and Jannifer Powelson have graciously taken the time to work closely with me as my books have gone (and are going) through the design and production process. I’m excited about what they are doing, and I’m excited about the future of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press.

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The Books are Now Live on Amazon.com

Both Melted Clowns and The Epiphany of Joy are now live and available to the world on Amazon.com!  Thanks to Amanda M. Thrasher and Jannifer Powelson of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press for your hard work and patience. Next up, book signing at Barnes and Noble, Parks Mall, Arlington. I’ll be reading Melted Clowns in the children’s section from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, 9/20, but the whole Progressive crew will be there from 10 to 4.

Note the books will also be available soon at http://www.barnesandnoble.com as well as http://www.txauthors.com very soon.

Thank You, Jesus!   Can you tell I’m excited??

God bless you all, and thank you for your continued encouragement, prayers, and support of this endeavor and all to come.

The Epiphany of Joy, The search for joy, Joy

Melted Clowns, Children's book

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