Christopher Award

Just returned from NYC, where I was honored to win a Christopher Award for telling the story of SEAL Adam Brown in FEARLESS. The Christopher Awards were established by the program’s founder Father James Keller in 1949 to salute media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” Their goal is to encourage men, women and children to pursue excellence in creative arenas that have the potential to influence a mass audience positively. Award winners encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature and motivate artists and the general public to use their best instincts on behalf of others. Here is a photo taken during the event of myself (L to R) with Mary Ellen Robinson (VP/COO of the Christophers), John Flaherty (Chairman of the Board), and Mark Shriver, who was honored for his book about his father, titled A Good Man, Rediscovering my father Sergent Shriver. Contratulations to all the winners. What an inspiring evening! I sat beside Arthur Fleischmann, the co-author of Carly’s Voice, the story he wrote with his autistic daughter Carly. These are just two of the books I can’t wait to read. View the rest at the Christopher Awards website: http://www.christophers.org/release—awards-2013 Thank you Carisa Hays, the director of publicity at Random House who joined me, and all those at Waterbrook Press who believed in Adam’s story from the get go. Thank you to all the Brown family, and Adam’s friends and teammates who honored him by sharing their memories. And, then there is Adam. Thank you for being Fearless!

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