Carol Hoenig was named Best of Long Island Author 2012 by the Long Island Press and named Outstanding Advocate for the Arts 2013 by the Long Island Arts Council. Her novel, WITHOUT GRACE, (Star iUniverse) was awarded the Silver Medal for Book of the Year 2005 by ForeWord Magazine and given First Place for Fiction by the DIY Book Festival. Jada Press and the New York Book Festival also gave her novel honorable mention. Her second novel, OF LITTLE FAITH, (SteelCut Press) was published October 22, 2013. Her nonfiction work, THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO PLANNING BOOK EVENTS was given the Gold medal by ForeWord Magazine for Book of the Year in the category of writing and named finalist by USA Book and Reader Views. Carol’s essays, articles, book reviews and short stories appear in a wide number of publications. She blogs for The Huffington Post and contributed to PUTTING YOUR PASSION INTO PRINT, written by Arielle Eckstudt & David Henry Sterry. Arianna Huffington invited Carol to contribute to ON BECOMING FEARLESS. Tory Johnson, ABC’s Good Morning America’s workplace contributor, published Carol’s essay in Tory’s New York Times Bestseller, WILL WORK FROM HOME. Carol’s short story, Snow Angels and Somersaults, was a finalist for the 2007 Spring/Summer Glass Woman Prize, a bi-annual prize for women prose writers. Her essay, “Wild Horses and Young Stallions” was selected for the anthology LOST LESSONS FROM LIFE ON A FARM. Carol is co-owner of Turn of the Corkscrew, Books &Wine in Rockville Centre, New York and President of Carol Hoenig, Publishing Consultant, Inc. She worked for Borders Books for over eleven years and had been the National Events Coordinator, working with publishers and authors to secure events nationwide, based out of Park Avenue Manhattan for a large portion of those years. Carol was on The New York Center for Independent Publishing advisory council and writer’s conference committee for five years before it disbanded. She was also an executive committee member for that National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Books for A Better Life. She was the Director and Writer-in-Residence for Old Forge Library Adirondack Summer Writing Workshop for 2008, and is a member of the Women’s Media Group. She is active on social media, teaches writing courses and is often invited as a guest speaker for a variety of organizations.