heather-mcphersonHeather McPherson will receive the 2019 Beacon Award at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show this month. This award recognizes a woman leader who has served as a Beacon for the foodservice industry through her leadership, contributions, and inspiration.

McPherson is editor-at-large and columnist for EdibleOrlando. She is the former food editor for the Orlando Sentinel and a past president of the Association of Food Journalists. Her cookbooks include Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans, Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters, and The Mojito.

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10132017185232_500x500Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir is the winner of the 2019 Selma Jean Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics, which will be presented to author Halifu Osumare at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in October. The prize is awarded to works of distinction in dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history of dance.

Dancing in Blackness has also been named a winner in the 2019 American Book Awards by the Before Columbus Foundation, which will formally recognize this year’s winners in a ceremony in November. The American Book Awards recognize outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community.

martis08_500x500The Archaeology of American Mining by Paul J. White is one of two recipients of the 2019 Clark Spence Award, which honors the best books in mining history and is presented biennially by the Mining History Association. The Archaeology of American Mining synthesizes fifty years of research on American mining sites that date from colonial times to the present, demonstrating how archaeologists contribute to our understanding of the legacies left by miners and the mining industry.

View these award-winning books here and use code WINNER at checkout for discounts, valid through September 30, 2019.

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