#Goldmedal for The Legacy Letters - Winner of the Prestigious #MomChoiceAwards for Best Motivational/Inspirational Book

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The Winter Olympics aren’t the only place one can win a gold medal this week. Carew Papritz and his critically-acclaimed book, The Legacy Letters, won the gold medal for Best Motivational/Inspirational Book from the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards.

What a wonderful coincidence to win a gold medal for my book while watching the Winter Olympics that I still love so much.

When he was younger, Carew Papritz tried for the Olympic cross-country ski team. He never realized his gold medal would someday arrive through the strength of his words instead of the power of his skis. Papritz commented, “What a wonderful coincidence to win a gold medal for my book while watching the Winter Olympics that I still love so much.”

His love of both writing and skiing is still evident by his recent book signing at the Barnes & Noble in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he cross-country skied into the store.

Papritz was given his gold medal by the Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA), an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.

Parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families.

The Legacy Letters was chosen by an esteemed panel of judges that includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, librarians, producers, authors, business professionals, and others.

A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; New York Times best-selling author, Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; and Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute.

MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process is scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval.

The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents, educators, and others can feel confident in using. The Legacy Letters is now considered one of those best choices.

Papritz is on a multi-city book signing tour that recently included his riding on horseback to a Barnes & Noble store in Tucson, Arizona, where he become the first-ever author to sign an e-book on horseback. His next book signings will take place in Salt Lake City from Feb 28 to March 2.

For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com. For more information on The Legacy Letters, visit TheLegacyLetters.com.

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