Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Nu Author and Artivist friend Dwight Fryer gets NAACP Image Award Nomination for first book, The Legend of Quito Road


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Dwight Fryer, Memphis Author’s Debut Novel Wins a Nomination at the 38th NAACP Image Awards

Memphis, TN January 10, 2007 – The 38th NAACP Image Awards were announced on January 9, 2007 in Beverly Hills. Among the nominees was Memphis author Dwight Fryer whose novel The Legend of Quito Road earned him a nomination for Outstanding Literary Work from a Debut Author. This is the author’s first award nomination.

Fryer’s book The Legend of Quito Road chronicles the story of a thirteen-year old boy whose religious father teaches him to make moonshine in 1932 Lucy, Tennessee. The themes of this historical fiction novel show that the worst things wrong with most of us were planted there by those who love us best. Fryer’s book is published by Kimani Press, which is a subsidiary of Harlequin. Any publisher, agent, record label, and studio network, have the opportunity to nominate an artist for the NAACP Image Award each year. Over 1,200 entries were received for this year’s awards show. From those entries a committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders chose five nominees for each of the 35 categories.

The NAACP Image Awards honors individuals and public works that promote diversity in the arts in film, television, music, and literature. The theme for this year’s show will be “Youth Create Chance.” The 38th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Friday, March 2nd (8:00 – 10:00pm ET/PT) on FOX.

Dwight Fryer is an ordained Christian minister and an international marketing manager at a global transportation company based in Memphis, a graduate of the University of Memphis and Christian Brothers University, and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Dwight Fryer is also a motivational speaker and has been requested to speak for many corporations, schools and non-profit organizations. He is working on his second novel, The Knees of Gullah, set to be released January 2008.

Visit www.DwightFryer.com for more on Dwight Fryer and his work.

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In my own words: Bro. Dwight Fryer is a wonderful man whose generosity knows no boundaries...The phrase "TAKE LEMONS AND MAKE LEMONADE" was created with someone of Mr. Fryer's character in mind...He has turned personal tragedies like the loss of his daughter and painful life changing injuries into springboards to propel himself to carry on the good fight when others with less faith and hope would have just given up and lost all hope for a meaningful and productive life...His accessibility speaks to his greatness as well as to his humility...You can tell that he is a man with a strong spiritual faith because he is not afraid to share what he knows with anyone who is willing to listen and learn. He's also not afraid to be called a true believer in the awesome positive contributions mankind can make if we treat each other with the love and respect that we all deserve...Please check out his website and get yourself a copy of his book, The Legend of Quito Road...

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