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Voiceless Nominated for Author Academy Awards



VOICELESS-SPENCER’S STORY, A mother’s journey raising a son with significant needs by Angela Dee Smith, a Parker resident has been nominated for a 2018 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing industry.

Angela Dee’s book is up for an award in the memoir category, which tells the story of her son Spencer, who at six years old was struck with an illness that forever changed the life of he and his family. Angela Dee takes you on a journey of love, loss, heartbreak, and triumph. Seen through the eyes and through the words only a mother would know. A must read for a family with a special needs child!

“Hundreds of books from authors throughout the world are up for an Author Academy Award,” said Kary Oberbrunner founder of Author Academy Elite and 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 the 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 Angela Dee 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 Memoir category then find VOICELESS-SPENCER’S STORY, A mother’s journey…click on the title. Voting ends July 31st.

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

*The Academy Boon of Merit Award

*Press release and media story presented to their Hometown press by a professional PR firm

*Their name and book hi-lighted on the Read to Lead podcast (over 2 million downloads)

*A private group coaching session for all First Prize Winners with a YouTube consultant on how to leverage your book with video.

*Traditional Media and Social Media press including features on select podcasts, shows, vlogs, blogs, and articles.

*Lifetime access to 30 Days to a Bigger Stage Experience, an online program helping authors get publicity for their book

*The opportunity to present their book synopsis at Igniting Souls Conference main stage on the days following the Author Academy Awards, in front of a global audience


To Contact Angela Dee:


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VOICELESS Had It’s 1st Birthday!

A year ago this fall, a lifelong dream became a reality. I completed a 16 year project. Voiceless, Spencer’s Story-A Mother’s Journey Raising A Son With Significant Needs. I can’t believe it has been a year already! The experience of becoming a published author, throwing a launch party, speaking at the Igniting Souls conference, partaking in podcasts, a radio interview, and holding book signings has been a whirlwind of excitement.

As 2017 began, I entered the work force again, as I had taken months off to finish the book. I birthed the book (release) and then didn’t take care of my baby (marketing) so well. As my mentor Kary Oberbrunner says, “Are you tired of being hacked by everyday life?” My answer would be “yes”. Though it is a part of life, 2017 seemed to be full of hacks, one after another. Without going into details, I can say that I haven’t marketed the book to the extent that I desired.

Looking forward, 2018 will be filled with excitement as well. Brian and I will be getting married. Wedding plans are underway. I am seeking full-time employment and am completing  Kary’s Ghostwriter Program. I will be a certified editor, proofreader, and Ghostwriter this month! I still plan on marketing Voiceless one step at a time, little bits at a time. Something exciting is happening Jan 10th. Details soon. I really want to start my second book, but there are a few things I need to do first before I go down that rabbit trail. So often I feel like I am going down one rabbit trail after another, never getting to my destination. Anyone? This year I will simplify and gain clarity! What’s that saying, “Imperfect progress is still progress.” Thank you Lysa Terkerst!

Because marketing is not my strong area of expertise, there are suggestions below as to how you can help. I know you are all busy, but if a thought crosses your mind and you can do one of these, it is mostly about spreading our story by word of mouth. Money is not my motive, but getting our story to those that need it is my goal. It is a journey of perseverance, overcoming, and hope. Something I think the world needs more of.

1. REVIEW VOICELESS ON AMAZON. If you have read it, can you take about 5 minutes to write a review? When bookstores pull it up online, if it has lots of great reviews, it improves my chance of getting it on bookshelves.


and the Tattered Cover @ Denver, LoDo, and Aspen Grove locations. I also, always have copies. It is also in the Parker, Castle Rock, and Highlands Ranch libraries.

It can be ordered directly from me, via paypal.


Feedback, positive or negative is important in helping me with my future writing endeavors!

I am really excited for 2018. Are you? My word for the year is Spiritual Creativity. I expect it to take me on many fun adventures with beautiful souls out there. Will you be one of those to rediscover your creative side, your passions, your dreams? I hope so, and I encourage you to BE BRAVE and DREAM BIG! As Kary O says, “I believe in you!”

Happy New Year!

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For two weeks, I have observed a beautiful yellow butterfly. She floats by on a breeze  several times a day. She is not your ordinary butterfly. She is living her life in full splendor, EVERYDAY. But her two-week life span is coming to an end.

The first day, I was on my back porch enjoying the warm Colorado sunshine. She flew three feet in front of me and landed on a branch nearby. The second day, as I watered the tomatoes, she fluttered around my head three times and drifted away. Day three, she floated past, catching my periphery, then magically caught a draft lifting her over the neighbor’s rooftop and back down to a blade of grass in front of me.

Each time this beautiful yellow creature caught my eye…I felt internal butterflies …HOPE!

This butterfly I have named Joy, because that is the promise she has given to me. She has begged me to visit my recent life lessons of days gone by. When I often had journal entries of how my life struggles have metaphorically mimicked the life cycle of a butterfly.

I am nearing the completion of a 16 year project. A book my Creator asked me to write. Its been a struggle, far from easy, a birthing process all its own. A metamorphosis of sorts in order for healing to take place.

Voiceless, Spencer’s Story calls for the attention of mom’s who have lost a child to brain injury. Told through a mother’s eyes, it touches the internal struggle of letting go of what was, to move forward to the difficult but necessary transformation that daily caregiving requires-from the brain injured-to the parents-to the siblings-and beyond.

In Voiceless, Spencer’s warrior like spirit teaches us to never, never give up. And the love of God, family, and community proves that unconditional love still exists. It’s a must read for parents of special needs children!

In 2003 when a voice told me to remain safe in my cocoon, where I would grow strong…I remained. I was too wounded to come out and face the world. In my cocoon, God was fervently doing some internal healing so that when the time came, I would be able to fly.

By 2006, I was facing internal struggle, separate from Spencer. A butterfly landed on my toe, opened its wings and I heard this still small voice in my head, “Angela you are out of the cocoon, your wings are drying. You are not ready to fly, yet. Be patient. Your wings will be strengthened. I am preparing you for flight!”

In 2011, as I looked towards the heaven’s, pain…tears…questions…lost hope once again clouded my vision. The pain of divorce consumed our world. I heard, “Hang on Angela, in five years you will look back and see how far you have come. Joy will overwhelm you! I know right now you do not see how this is possible. Hang on to my promises. Be brave. Be strong. Your wings are drying.”

And so I waited…battled through more life lessons…and learned so much along the way.


I do know this…if a butterfly is helped to fly before their wings dry, they will die. So I took the Lord’s leading seriously.

I am five years out from that day in 2011 and I am convinced that Joy is here to tell me that maybe—maybe, my wings have dried and I am preparing for flight. As I sat in my office this morning tying up loose ends for the book, Joy fluttered in front of me five times. People laugh at me because I seem to connect a spiritual meaning to everything. Symbolism and metaphors are huge for me in AHA moments. Ask my kids, it gets annoying! Nevertheless, the number five symbolizes God’s grace, goodness, and favor towards humans and is mentioned 318 times in Scripture.

My office sits upstairs, where Joy seemed to find me. On day 5, Joy flew past my second story window, right in front of my face, 5 times, at random times throughout the day. It was odd but not a coincidence, that it was always the times when I would lift my head and look out the window, pausing with a heavy sigh. I am weary from what this book has demanded from me, but I have pushed through the resistance. “If it helps one person, it will be worth the effort.” I keep telling myself.

When I saw Joy it was like a kiss from God, and my sighs turned into smiles. It’s as if she was saying, “Go…Be Brave and Dream Big!” I can be hard-headed and even clueless at times, but I took this beautiful butterfly as a sign…I think my wings have dried.