Local author wins award


Greene County News

BEAVERCREEK — Readers’ Favorite announces “True Colors,” written by Beavercreek resident Krysten Lindsay Hager, has won a gold medal in the children-preteen category of the 2016 International Book Award Contest.

The 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest features thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.

Readers’ Favorite has become the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating). In addition to reviewing for some of the biggest names in the literary industry, as well as the first time independent author, they host an award contest which features entries from new authors to New York Times best-sellers, as well as celebrities like Jim Carrey and Henry Winkler.

An excerpt from Authors Talk About it says, “Krysten Lindsay Hager has written a great story for teenage girls in ‘True Colors’. Thirteen-year-old Landry Albright had friends convince her to enter a modeling competition. Unfortunately, this led to those same friends turning against her and stabbing her in the back. Landry made a number of new friends within the modeling world though, and learned a lot about relationships and trust. ‘True Colors’ embraces other issues that young teenage girls deal with as well.”

Krysten Lindsay Hager is a former journalist who now writes for teens, preteens, and adults about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of “True Colors,” “Best Friends…Forever?,” “Next Door to a Star,” “Landry in Like” and “Competing with the Star” (The Star Series: Book 2) and her new book, “Dating the It Guy” will be out March 2017.

Hager’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune and on Living Dayton. Hager currently lives in Beavercreek.

“True Colors” has also won Double Decker Books award for Best Book for Preteens as well as Best Lesson and Best Character. It was named Debut Novel of the Year by Librarian Lavender.

Story courtesy of Readers’ Favorite.

Story courtesy of Readers’ Favorite.

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