Open When by Lizann Lightfoot (Elva Resa) Wins Midwest Book Awards Gold

Open When Wins Midwest Book Award Gold

Midwest Book Awards selected Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses by Lizann Lightfoot (Elva Resa Publishing) as the Gold winner for best Nonfiction Family/Parenting book of the year. Open When is a collection of encouraging, informative letters for military spouses to read when facing specific events or challenges of military life. The Midwest Book Awards celebrate exceptional, impactful books published by Midwest independent publishers, recognizing creativity in content and execution, overall book quality, and a book’s unique contribution to its subject area.

Seasons of My Military Student Wins Gold at 2019 Benjamin Franklin Awards

Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers won Gold in the education category at the 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin AwardsTM. Recognizing excellence and innovation in publishing, the award is regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. Elva Resa’s publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, and senior editor, Terri Barnes, attended the gala in Chicago to accept the award.

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IBPA Names Seasons of My Military Student a Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist

Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers has been named a finalist in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program. The Benjamin Franklin Award™ for excellence in book publishing is regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. Seasons of My Military Student is a user-friendly guide for parents and educators, offering strategies and tools for supporting military-connected students as they transition from school to school.

IBPA Names Elva Resa’s Publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, a Board of Directors Candidate

The team at Elva Resa Publishing is honored to share the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)’s announcement that our publisher, Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito, has been named a candidate to serve on IBPA’s national board of directors for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. A well-respected business leader and award-winning author, Pavlicin-Fragnito brings to the national board more than three decades of experience in the book and magazine publishing industry.

Spouse Calls and Stories Around the Table Named Midwest Book Award Finalists

Elva Resa is pleased to announce two books have been recognized as finalists in the Midwest Book Awards. Spouse Calls: Message From a Military Life by Terri Barnes is a finalist for BEST MEMOIR and BEST CURRENT EVENTS book of the year. Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life, with contributions from more than forty military family writers, is a finalist for BEST MEMOIR of the Year.

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