Thursday, November 29, 2012

CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT Wins Coveted Royal Dragonfly Book Award

I feel honored that my movie memoir was selected as one of the winners in the 2012 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest. Below is the official press release regarding this event.

CHANDLER, AZ (November, 2012) – The judges of the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in literature, have spoken, and CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT by Betty Jo Tucker, won First Place in the Autobiography, Memoir category.

“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a 1st or 2nd place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT is a film critic’s amusing life story with everything but the fun movie stuff edited out. While describing her longstanding love affair with the cinema, the author includes humorous movie-related experiences, revealing interactions with movie stars, selected interviews and over 70 reviews of films released in 2000 and 2001 A.D. It retails for $19.95 and can be purchased at,, and most local bookstores.

For a complete list of winners including all first and second place and honorable mention recipients, visit and click on “Winners.”

The next Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Submissions postmarked August 1, 2013 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show written by Radke. Final deadline for submissions is October 1, 2013. The Early Bird deadline for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding children's literature, is March 1, 2013. May 1, 2013 is the final deadline. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest, visit and click on the contest of choice.

To learn more about Five Star Publications, celebrating 27 years of doing business in Chandler, Ariz., access, email or call 480-940-8182.

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  • This is so Great!! Congratulations!!

    By Blogger Vicki, At 12:07 PM  

  • Thanks so much, Vicki. And I greatly appreciate the wonderful review you wrote for this book!

    By Blogger Betty Jo, At 5:27 PM  

  • I am so proud of you, Betty Jo. This is a wonderful, rich book, full of tasty tidbits to be savored again and again. This award is so well-deserved. I hope there is a resurgence in sales now. What a great Christmas gift idea!

    By Blogger Olivia Wilder, At 7:24 PM  

  • I can say that no one deserves this rich award more than my friend Betty Jo. For years she has been entertaining us with the top notch list of who's who in entertainment and great specialty shows. I completely enjoy every opportunity I get to listen and speak with her. A true treasure to writing and radio work.

    By Blogger Morgan Lawrence, At 8:32 AM  

  • I loved this book, too! I think it's fabulous that you've been able to live your passion through your writing of books and in your wonderful movie reviews. Congratulations, you deserve it!

    By Blogger *******, At 2:19 PM  

  • Thanks, Olivia, Morgan and ****** for your supportive comments. I'm so glad you all enjoyed my book. It was such fun to write!

    By Blogger Betty Jo, At 4:40 PM  

  • Congratulations on the Dragonfly Award, Betty Jo - what a terrific honor!

    By Blogger Jessica Bursi, At 3:41 PM  

  • Congratulations Grandma Betty Jo! You are such an inspiration! What a great honor! :-)


    By Blogger Leslietucker, At 6:16 PM  

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