Oct. 3, 2012″”DRAPER, Utah””Fay A. Klingler, author of The LDS Grandparents’ Idea Book and Shattered: Six Steps from Betrayal to Recovery, has been awarded the 2012 Silver Quill Non-fiction Publications Award for her recent book, A Woman’s Power: Threads that Bind Us to God.
This award is given annually by the League of Utah Writers, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering friendship, education and encouragement to writers of Utah and is supported by a grant from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington D.C.
“I felt driven to write this book,” said Klingler. “I love to write on women’s issues. The value of a woman’s influence cannot be overstated. However, as women, first we must value ourselves, believe in ourselves, and be aware of the importance and power of women in today’s society.”
Over the years the Draper author’s target audience has been women. Many well-known national organizations and therapists endorsed her best-seller Shattered: Six Steps from Betrayal to Recovery.
“I started out writing a Mother’s Day booklet for Bookcraft,” said Klingler. “From there I wrote about time management for women and how to recover from divorce. Although there was a period of time in my life when I wrote school curriculum and technical books for the railroad, banks, and oil refineries, my love of writing has always been writing materials for the female population.”
The League of Utah Writers and its members are writers with various interests at all levels of skill and professionalism.
“I’ve appreciated the support, critiquing, and networking available through the League,” said Klingler. “This year’s talented professionals at the annual conference held in Park City taught important writing skills that helped me in my craft. I came home anxious to complete my next work and share it with others.”