Award-Winning Salem, Oregon Author Adds Another Gold Medal to Her Shelf: "Roll Around Heaven" Wins COVR Award

SOURCE: Beyond Words Publishing

PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  The flying pig on the cover of “Roll Around Heaven: An All-True Accidental Spiritual Adventure” by Jessica Maxwell will need more room on bookshelves after last week’s International New Age Trade Show. After winning a gold Nautilus Award at Book Expo America in May, “Roll Around Heaven” took home the top Auto/Biographical honor from the COVR Visionary Awards as well.

For the thirteenth consecutive year, COVR’s Visionary Awards were presented at the INATS banquet on June 26th, 2010. The Visionary Awards are judged by retailers and seasoned professionals who evaluate each title based upon content, presentation and their own knowledge of the industry. Their goal is to find the books, music and products that use positive energy and flair to exemplify the metaphysical and mind/body/spirit genres.

Available in paperback on July 13, 2010 with a new reader’s group guide, the publisher Atria Books/Beyond Words is thrilled to add more accolades to a book that Booklist has called “An inspirational feast for the faithful and enlightening food for thought for the more cynical.”

Evocative of popular memoirs like “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Traveling Mercies,” “Roll Around Heaven” is a rollicking spiritual adventure that invites armchair travelers to share in the experience that some have described as “Lucille Ball trips over God.” A global traveler and renowned travel writer, Jessica Maxwell’s prose appeals to nature lovers and travel enthusiasts alike. Her style that Publishers Weekly calls “cheeky-to-chaste,” entertains, compels and enlightens readers as they follow Jessica along her spiritual path.

COVR, or the Coalition Of Visionary Resources, is a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to supporting independent retailers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and publishers of visionary books, music and merchandise. COVR also welcomes consciousness-based individuals or companies who demonstrate an active interest in seeing our market grow, succeed and expand.

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