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Listed in approximate reverse order by publication of author's newest book

            Two of Linda Salisbury’s books in the Bailey Fish Adventure series have won top honors.“Treasure in Sugar’s Book Barn,” won gold for Best Children’s Fiction in the President’s Book Awards sponsored by the Florida Publishers Association.  And, her newest book, “Earthquake Surprise,” took a bronze medal in the prestigious Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards in the pre-teen fiction category.

The Bailey Fish Adventures are set at Lake Anna and combine contemporary fiction and realistic characters with some history or nonfiction. The earthquake book deals with the 2011 East Coast event and the story of Henry Box Brown, born in 1815.

“His amazing story of shipping himself in a box to freedom has already captivated my readers,” said Salisbury. 

In addition to the gold medal, “Treasure in Sugar’s Book Barn” earned first place in the Virginia Press Women’s communications contest and received a silver medal in 2011 from the Moonbeam Book Awards.

Salisbury is also the author of “Mudd Saves the Earth,” a humorous environmental book for kids, and humorous books for adults: “Mother’s: A novel of hoarding, friending and mischief,” and “But You Don’t Look Funny.”


      Charlotte Johnson Jones has published her first book, “Eldercare Is Making Me Fat.”  It is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.  It was edited by VPW member Vera Pastore.  Jones notes that the contact for the editing was networking through VPW.

Adriana Trigiani has been a member of VPW.  Her new book "The Shoemaker's Wife," will be coming out April 3,


The Randolph Women & Their Men  by Ruth Doumlele


Ellen Brown 

Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood (2011) www.abestsellersodyssey.com 

Mary Montague Sikes

    Jungle Jeopardy (August, 2011)

Jackie Richards

    The Pinnacle Seven (November, 2010)

Sarah Collins Honenberger

Catcher, Caught (December 2010)
Waltzing Cowboys (2009)
White Lies: A Tale of Babies, Vaccines, and Deception (2006)

Julie Campbell
The Horse in Virginia
Published March 2010 by the University of Virginia Press

Mary Montague Sikes

Jungle Jeopardy (new 2011)
A Rainbow for Christmas
Passenger to Paradise books
    Night Watch (March 2010)
    Secrets by the Sea (2009)
    Eagle Rising (2008)
    Hearts Across Forever
Dangerous Hearts--A Shadowed Hearts Book
www.marymontaguesikes.com or Oak Tree Books

Emyl Jenkins
The Big Steal (2009)
Stealing with Style (2005)
Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Diane Carroll Vogel

Prayer, Faith and a Bit of Chocolate: Stories of Everyday Miracles

Adriana Trigiani

Brava Valentine (2010)
and 10 more including Home to Big Stone Gap

Virginia C. Johnson and Barbara Crookshanks
Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf
Published 2008 by the History Press

Nancy Wright Beasley
Izzy's Fire (2008)
Reflections of a Purple Zebra: Essays of a Different Stripe (2006)
   (Collection of 60 essays from Richmond Magazine)
www.purplezebrabook.com and www.izzysfire.com

Sarah A. Ferrell

Devoted To Dogs: How to be Your Dog's Best Owner
   (Collection of prize-winning columns first published in the Free Lance-Star)
Published 2006 by Abroham Neal

Bonnie Atwood

In the Field of Honor: Stories of Virginia Veterans (2006)
Interviews with a dozen veterans from various eras and U.S. military branches. To purchase, contact the author
Women and Success (A Celebration of Truth) (2007), collection edited by Larnette Phillips

Norma Pierce (designer, editor, publisher)

Civil War Richmond by Don Pierce (2005)
War So Terrible: A Popular History of of the Battle of Fredericksburg by Donald Pfanz (2003)
   (Collection of essays first published in the Free Lance-Star)
Lee's Retreat: A History and Field Guide by Chris Calkins (2000)
One Hundred Years at the Jefferson: Richmond's Grand Hotel by Don Pierce (1998)

Sharon Baldacci
A Sundog Moment
Published 2004 by Warner Faith