Best-selling author Harvey Oyer received the Florida Authors & Publishers Association Gold Medal for Florida Juvenile Fiction & Non-Fiction for his book The Adventures of Charlie Pierce: The Barefoot Mailman.
This is the fourth book of Oyer’s Charlie Pierce series, which is used widely in schools throughout Florida. The three prior books in The Adventures of Charlie Pierce series also won FAPA Gold Medals.
“I am honored that my peers and the publishing industry professionals selected my book for this prestigious recognition," said Oyer. "I hope that my books continue to inspire young Floridians to better understand their history and natural world so that they will be better stewards of our great state in the future.”
The 2016 FAPA President’s Book Awards were presented to distinguished authors from throughout America in 47 different book categories at its annual awards ceremony at the Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort. Librarians, educators, and publishing professionals served as the judges.
When he is not writing children’s books, Oyer is a partner in the West Palm Beach office. He has written or contributed to numerous books and articles, served as a university professor, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Oyer was the 2013 Florida Distinguished Author. Read more about Harvey here.
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