A Generation of Curses Won the Gold Medal Award in Christian Fiction Category - 2013 Readers Favorite Annual International Award Contest
When I opened my emails this morning, I felt overwhelmed with joy, thanksgiving, and tears. My daughter-in-law Faatima Albasir-Johnson and I are officially award winning authors. Praises to my Lord and Savior for His blessings! I am proud to announce that our Christian Fiction novel A Generation of Curses was awarded the Gold Medal Award in the Christian Fiction Category of the Readers Favorite Annual International Award Contest.
Words cannot express the depth of our gratitude for this honor. Nobody actually knows what other people are experiencing in their lives, and I can truly say that writing this book was challenging. We both worked full-time. She lived in Missouri; I lived in California. Several of her family members died while we were working on the book. I had been taking care of my brother, who also died during that timeframe. But despite our trials, we remained faithful that God would guide us through our storms. Glory to God! While I was the primary writer, my daughter-in-law's input and information provided the catalyst that merged the fiction and reality components of the storyline. Although the genre is fiction, the book was based on some of the actual events that occurred in her life. When I finally typed "The End" on the manuscript, I did a praise dance and thanked the Lord for giving us the strength and determination to complete the book.
Thank you Readers Favorite, and to all of you for your kind support of this book and my work throughout the years!
The awards ceremony will take place in Miami, Florida on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Regency Hotel Miami. All of the winners and finalists will be recognized during the event (Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists). The authors will also have an opportunity to meet, greet, and network with other authors and readers, plus have their books on display at the Miami Book Fair International, which takes place during that week (November 14-24th).
"Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be
trusted to keep his promise." Hebrew 10:23
God Bless you,
Facts About Patricia
* Christian, and loves the Lord
* Christian Fiction Writer, Avid reader
* Registered Nurse, College Professor at Charles R. Drew University of
Medicine & Science - Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing
* Second Vice President/Board of Directors - The New Reality Foundation
Inc. G.U.R.L.S. Rock
* Mother and grandmother
* Loves to eat out
* Loves music
* Can spend hours in a bookstore
* Hates house cleaning, but loves a clean house
* Two appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show
* Member of Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing - NuXi
* Member of American Christian Fiction Writers
* Member of International Black Writers & Artists - Los Angeles
*Member of Council of Black Nurses - Los Angeles/National Black Nurses
*Member of American Nurses Association
*Graduate of Los Angeles Southwest College, Holy Names University,
Mount Saint Mary's College - Doheny Campus
What Are Readers Saying About A Generations of Curses
by Patricia A. Bridewell and Faatima Albasir-Johnson?
out of 5 stars Reviewed by Anne B. - Readers Favorite Book Reviews September 2012
"Bridewell and Albasir-Johnson are talented writers. Their plot comes to life on the pages of this book. I could see the scenes unfold on the stage behind my eyes."
out of 5 stars Reviewed by Joy H. for Readers Favorite Book Reviews
"This is a well-written story by Patricia Bridewell. And I appreciate the way she shows the importance of trusting God when we really want to take manners into our own hands."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Stepping Out on Faith... August 16, 2012 By L. Taylor "Lulubug" (SoCali) -
"A Generation Of Curses pulled me in from the first page and kept my attention until the last."
out of 5 stars The Past Shall Come To Light August 19, 2012 By OOSA Online Book Club
"A Generation of Curses" is Christian fiction and an inspiring novel that will persuade all readers to keep a strong faith in GOD to help overcome any battles that life tends to unravel. This novel is well written - excellent work!"
out of 5 stars Explosive Read June 23, 2012 By Dream 4 More Book Reviews
"These characters were linked so creatively and nearly attached to each one in a different perspective, well-written, and loved the story from start to finish. I hope these authors continue to write together and mesh beautiful, rich stories in the Christian Fiction genre."
out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers Favorite Book Reviews
"A Generation of Curses" is a totally believable story, but full of twists to keep the reader hoping and cheering for a happy ending."
out of 5 stars You can't put it down!, August 4, 2012 By Patricia Bridewell "GudNuz - NIU" (Beaver Dam, KY USA)
"Wow! And AWESOME!!! I started reading it, and did not put it down until I had finished it. What a compelling story!"
(I actually have a reader with the same name as mine! She has been a loyal reader and has purchased my first book and this one).
out 5 Readers with Attitude Book Club
"This was a well written, seamless read. I was pleasantly surprised with the
twist and turns that took place during this story. It was far from the normal
storylines that are presented in most Christian fiction books. I was
entertained, through and through. There was no dry moment and every character
kept me entertained with either their character or their antics. I would
definitely recommend this book especially if you like a drama filled book that
has clean language and fuses in moral concepts."