Congratulations, OFCS Member Betty Jo Tucker

Longtime Online Film Critics Society member Betty Jo Tucker has been honored with the Royal Dragonfly Book Award for Best Autobiography, Memoir for her novel Confessions of a Movie Addict. Below is a copy of the text of the press release announcing the win. Please help us congratulate her on this award!

‘Confessions of a Movie Addict’ Wins Coveted Royal Dragonfly Book Award

CHANDLER, AZ (November, 2012) – The judges of the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in literature, have spoken, and CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT by Betty Jo Tucker, won First Place in the Autobiography, Memoir category.

“Winning any place in the Royal Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a 1st or 2nd place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT is a film critic’s amusing life story with everything edited out but the fun movie stuff. While describing her longstanding love affair with the cinema, the author includes humorous movie-related experiences, revealing interactions with movie stars, selected interviews and over 70 reviews of films released in 2000 and 2001 A.D. It retails for $19.95 and can be purchased at,, and most local bookstores.

For a complete list of winners including all first and second place and honorable mention recipients, visit and click on “Winners.”

The next Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Submissions postmarked August 1, 2013 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show written by Radke. Final deadline for submissions is October 1, 2013. The Early Bird deadline for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding children’s literature, is March 1, 2013. May 1, 2013 is the final deadline. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest, visit and click on the contest of choice.

To learn more about Five Star Publications, celebrating 27 years of doing business in Chandler, Ariz., access, email or call 480-940-8182.

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