Former Greenville Resident Up of Global Literary Award Returns For Book Signing

Former Greenville, SC Resident, Kristin Locklear Greene, Finalist for Global Award, returns to Greenville for Book Signing

Greene up against hundreds of authors worldwide for prestigious 2018 Author Academy Award

Greenville, SC August 23, 2018—The Ogurt Shop: A Tale of Two Villages, written by former Greenville resident, Kristin Locklear Greene, is a finalist for a 2018 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry. Greene is set to return to Greenville for a book signing event at Vintage Now Modern on September 22nd. The event is open to the public. More information can be found on the Vintage Now Modern facebook page.

Greene says: “I’m excited to return to the city that I love so much, and present this story that is so near to my heart. Sharing the book with the great people of Greenville, in a venue that belongs to a dear friend is icing on the cake, and I’m sincerely humbled by the support I’ve received in thus far.”

The Ogurt Shop: A Tale of Two Villages book is up for an award in the Children’s category, which tells the story of the joining of two previously separated lands through bravery, kindness, and friendship.

“Hundreds of books from authors throughout the world are up for an Author Academy Award,” said Kary Oberbrunner, founder of Author Academy Elite and the Author Academy Awards. “Our goal is to help further connect this global community of authors, maintain excellence and integrity of the book publishing industry, and raise awareness that the stories being told and the authors who write them are worth our attention.”

Authors of all kinds—indie (self-published), traditional, or collaborative published—are being considered for the award in one of sixteen categories. Entries are being reviewed and evaluated on popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality) by the Academy's voting membership comprised of best-selling authors, literary agents and industry leaders.

If interested in supporting Greene and participating in the popular vote portion of the award evaluation, go to and scroll to the “Ready to Vote?” section. Once there, click through to the Children’s category, then find and click on The Ogurt Shop: A Tale of Two Villages.

The top ten finalists in each category will be invited to present their book synopsis at an Author Academy Awards Red Carpet Session on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Winners will be announced later that evening at the Author Academy Awards Ceremony where they will be invited to give an acceptance speech.

About the Author Academy Awards
The Author Academy Awards is an award bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry. It is presented annually by Author Academy Elite, a premium service provider for authors, at the Author Academy Awards Ceremony. For more information on the awards, visit

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