2013 Book Awards Place Santa Claus on the Nice List: Gift of a Servant by Tamara Amos Earns Its Fourteenth Award in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards Competition

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A new Christmas story that depicts Santa Claus as a servant of God who embodies the spirit of giving was just announced the winner of the Christian Inspirational category of the prestigious competition held annually by USA Book News, bringing its total number of honors to fourteen for this year.

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Gift of a Servant: A Winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Awards

Poetic Justice is literally and literarily working in favor of Good St. Nick this year as a new story told in verse that honors his history of gift-giving is recognized by a shower of awards in the 2013 book awards competitions. Gift of a Servant by Tamara Amos has earned a long list of recognition in eight categories of twelve literary competitions this year, most recently in the tenth annual USA Best Book Awards competition held by USA Book News.

Santa is definitely on the nice list this year, and here is the list of awards he has won with Gift of a Servant:

  •     USA Best Book Awards: Christian Inspirational – Winner
  •     Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards: Holiday – Silver Medalist
  •     International Book Awards: Christian Inspirational – Winner
  •     Mom’s Choice Awards: Children’s Religious Picture Book – Winner, Gold
  •     Beverly Hills Book Awards: Holiday – Winner
  •     Global Book Contest: Children’s Fiction – Winner
  •     Readers’ Favorite Readers’ Choice Awards: Inspirational Poetry – Winner, Silver
  •     Indie Excellence Awards: Gift book – Winner
  •     Indie Excellence Awards: Religious Children’s Book – Winner
  •     Indie Excellence Awards: Holiday – Finalist
  •     San Francisco Book Awards: Spiritual – Runner-Up
  •     Paris Book Festival: Spiritual – Honorable Mention
  •     Hollywood Book Festival: Spiritual – Honorable Mention
  •     New York Book Festival: Spiritual – Honorable Mention

Gift of a Servant is a fictional tale told in verse about a father who is disheartened by the commercialization of Christmas and waits up on Christmas Eve to demand retirement from Santa Claus. When good St. Nick arrives, however, he brings an unexpected gift: a glimpse into his soul where Dad realizes that the reason for Santa’s annual visit is to bring ‘gifts of love from Heaven above’ to God’s children as symbols of His love for them. Published in 2013 by Mystical Rose Inspirations, written by Tamara Amos and illustrated by David W. Luebbert, it is available in deluxe hardcover, e-book, and kindle editions on the website: giftofaservant.com, amazon.com, and in Christian book stores.

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