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Author Lorinda Boyer receives national recognition
through the

Bellingham, Washington — The NYC Big Book Award recognized Straight Enough in the
category of LGBTQ Nonfiction as a distinguished favorite.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including
publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award
winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.

Straight Enough
Lorinda Boyer strove continuously to be
virtuous in the eyes of God and to live the life
she believed He intended for her. She married
her high school boyfriend at eighteen and had
two kids by twenty-eight. Although she created
a perfect Christian home for her family, she
never felt wholly content in her role as wife and
mother. Then her life intersected with
Robin’s-the woman who would ultimately
awaken her sexuality and show her truelove for
the first time. Struggling to come to terms with
her sexual identity within the confines of her
strict fundamentalist Christian upbringing,
Lorinda is pushed into living a double life: one
part perfect housewife and mother, the other
part sexual addict. She soon finds herself in the
fight for her life.

More than a coming-out story, this is a coming-into story-coming into an
authentic life and self.

2022 was a record year for books awarded due to the high level of quality and diversity of books
submitted. NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide. Journalists, well established
authors, small and large press, and first-time indie authors participated in high numbers. Entries were
received from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Cities such as Ann Arbor, Edmonton,
London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver
were among the entries. Winners were recognized from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, Sweden, and the United States of America.

Awarded titles hailed from Blackstone Publishing, Friesen Press, Gatekeeper Press and Greenleaf Book
Group Press. Exemplary children publishers included Mango and Marigold Press. Independent presses
such as Gibbs Smith Books, Koehler Books, Rowman & Littlefield, and She Writes Press earned winner
and distinguished favorite awards. Author House, Ingram Spark, Kindle Direct, and SDP Publishing were
among the self-publishing platforms. Lastly, HarperCollins, MacMillan, and Penguin Random House
were among the large publishers that entered.

“We are elated to highlight these authors’ books, recognize their excellence, and share their
achievements.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak. With our newly formatted website and expanded
reach, “We look forward to showcasing these titles to a larger audience.”

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