Lake Buena Vista– The Annual 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards recognized CONFESSIONS OF AN ASSASSIN by Linda Heavner Gerald, in the category of Fiction, as a Silver medal winner.

Hosted by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, this prestigious national award is open to books published between 2016 and 2017.

“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, President-Elect of FAPA.

CONFESSIONS OF AN ASSASSIN is a FICTION published by Lime Pie Publishers .

Confessions of an Assassin is the story of Catherine Carnegie. Although she was born to a wealthy, prestigious family from New York, her dream was all things Southern. “Cat” finally obtained everything that she dreamed of since her childhood. Once established in the loveliest home in a small southern town, she meets a vaguely familiar man from her college days who changes her life. What begins as a fun diversion attending state dinners in Washington, soon immerses her in a dangerous secret government agency. Despite attempts to withdraw from their clutches, she realizes that they are ruthless and unwilling to ever let her leave. Her assignments become more dangerous; she is sent to various places all over the globe. Like a drug, the danger escalates, she is addicted to that lifestyle. Eventually, she receives her most heart-wrenching assignment in Bali, Indonesia which will change her life forever. Then the package arrives without warning which sets her free.

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 TMArea 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. We had a record number of entries this year. Competition was stiff! We salute all of our winners for their fine work,” said FAPA’s President, Terri Gerrell.


The Florida Authors & Publishers Association is an organization for authors, publishers, independent 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.