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WestBow Press Awards Publishing Package to Author at 2010 Orange County Christian Writers Conference


BLOOMINGTON, Ind., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- WestBow Press, the self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson, has awarded Mary Henderson of Fountain Valley, Calif., a free Bookstore Advantage publishing package at the recently held Orange County Christian Writers Conference. Henderson said she will use the package to publish her book, Break Free: Journey with God through Chronic Illness to Health.

"Seven years ago, I was in a wheelchair and could barely feed myself or brush my teeth, due to an incurable chronic illness, fibromyalgia. Doctors told me there was no clear treatment plan, and the things I tried weren't working," Henderson said. "Today, I am the picture of health, living a normal, active life. In my book, I invite others to learn with me as I describe my experience. Along the way, I mentor readers in creating their own battle plan for achieving physical and spiritual vitality amidst illness." Henderson was awarded the package after being chosen by the contest's judge, Kathi Macias. Macias has published thirty books -- through both self-publishing and traditional publishing -- including several in the inspirational and Christian genre. She also serves on the Author Solutions, Inc. Author Advisory Council.

"This was a challenging contest to judge," Macias commented. "We had such a great response, and the entries were excellent! Mary's book will be a great help to many." For more information on WestBow Press, or to begin publishing your book today, visit or call 1-866-928-1240.

About WestBow Press WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, the world's premier Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) -- the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press will be evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. For more information, visit

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