CrossBooks Announces Winner of Inaugural Writing Contest

Stacy Navarro, author of Hand Over Your Heart, named winner of the inaugural CrossBooks Writing Contest.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - April 19, 2013 - CrossBooks, the assisted self-publishing imprint of B&H Publishing Group, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources, has announced Stacy Navarro, author of Hand Over Your Heart, is the winner of the inaugural CrossBooks Marketing Plus publishing package worth more than $4,000.

"It's an amazing confirmation that writing is definitely something I should continue doing," said Navarro. "Needless to say, it takes time and energy; and with a husband, four kids, and many other responsibilities, I often evaluate how I spend my time. I pray for God's will to be done in my life. So, winning is like a nod from my heavenly Father saying, "Yep, keep writing, baby!"

CrossBooks invited authors to submit completed manuscripts of any genre; all had to be original and not previously published. Nearly 200 authors sent in their works for consideration.

"We were extremely pleased to receive such quality writings that covered a wide variety of subjects," said CrossBooks business director Paul Mikos. "Picking just one grand prize winner was difficult, but we're already looking forward to the next contest."

Information on the Second Annual CrossBooks Writing Contest will be made available on the CrossBooks website later this year. For more information or to begin publishing with CrossBooks, please go to



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