Featured Author Mattes, Church Dog, Receives Top Honors at the 19th Annual Best Book Awards

“Thank you to the thousands of authors, publishers and other industry professionals who attended the 2022 Best Book Awards. American Book Fest is proud to announce the final results of our 19th Annual National Awards. Congratulations to all winners and finalists for the recognition they deserve! —Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO, American Book Fest

LOS ANGELES, November 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Celebration, Fla based author Tracy Mattes’ Recent children’s books Church Dog and the Prayer Pumpkin and Church Dog and the World’s First Zoo are now recipients of the prestigious Best Book Awards as finalists in the Children’s Religious category. The Church Dog Adventure Series has won a total of six literary awards since the first book was published in 2020.

“We are very pleased that both Church Dog books have received this amazing honor,” said Mattes. “A lot of hard work, creativity and passion went into creating these stories and it’s wonderful to be recognized in this way by the Best Book Awards.”

Mattes’ approach to sharing the gospel with children through the adventures of an adorable puppy has garnered worldwide attention. She wants all children to know that God sees them as special. Each story in the Church Dog series addresses real-world issues children face and reminds them that God created each of us for a unique purpose.

Jeffrey KeenPresident and CEO of American Book Fest said this year’s competition generated thousands of entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to final results.

Keen says of the awards, “Throughout our 20-year history, thousands of self-published and independent authors have used the promotional power of their Best Book Award to increase online recognition, increase their title’s credibility, and drive more exposure in the crowded book.” to obtain a supermarket.”

Winners and finalists crossed the publishing landscape: HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, John Wiley and Sons, Rowman & Littlefield, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Hachette Book Group, McGraw Hill, Hay House, Hampton Roads Publishing, Sounds True, Zondervan, gate books, University of Oxford Press, Johns Hopkins University Press and hundreds of independent houses contribute to this year’s outstanding competition!

The next book in the Church Dog Adventure series, Church Dog and the Christmas Visitor, will be released later this week, along with a Church Dog Book & Plush Gift Set. For more information on the Church Dog books, go to www.churchdog.org.

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