Author Harvey Oyer Wins Book Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ShuttsBowen–Best-selling author Harvey Oyer received the Florida
Authors & Publishers Association
Gold Medal for Florida Juvenile
Fiction & Non-Fiction for his book The Adventures of Charlie
The Barefoot Mailman. This is the fourth book of
Oyer’s Charlie Pierce series, which is used widely in schools
throughout Florida. The three prior books in The Adventures of
Charlie Pierce
series also won FAPA Gold Medals.

“I am honored that my peers and the publishing industry professionals
selected my book for this prestigious recognition. I hope that my books
continue to inspire young Floridians to better understand their history
and natural world so that they will be better stewards of our great
state in the future,” Oyer said.

The 2016 FAPA President’s Book Awards were presented to distinguished
authors from throughout America in 47 different book categories at its
annual awards ceremony at the Hilton
Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort
. Librarians, educators, and
publishing professionals served as the judges.

When he is not writing children’s books, Oyer is a partner in the West
Palm Beach office of the law firm of Shutts & Bowen LLP. He has written
or contributed to numerous books and articles, served as a university
professor, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and was awarded
the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Ellis Island Medal
of Honor. Oyer was the 2013 Florida Distinguished Author.

About Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc.

Florida Authors & Publishers Association, Inc. (FAPA) is a non-profit
501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to providing the highest quality
information, resources, and professional development to its members and
others interested in the writing and publishing profession in the state
of Florida. Learn more at

About Shutts & Bowen LLP

Established in 1910, Shutts & Bowen LLP is a full-service business law
firm with over 260 lawyers in seven offices throughout Florida.


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