Coalition of Visionary Resources
P.O. Box 1397
Palmer Lake, CO  80133




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The Coalition of Visionary Resources Names Willowmena’s Quest

2018 Silver Medal Winner, Children’s and Teen’s Books

in the Twenty-First Annual COVR Visionary Awards

 DENVER, CO, June 16, 2018 — Denver-based trade organization Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) is honored to announce that Willowmena’s Quest by Sandra Rhea has been named 2018 Silver Medal Winner, Children’s and Teen’s Books in this year’s 21st Annual Visionary Awards. Each year COVR gives Visionary Awards to entries selected from among the best products in the Mind Body Spirit industry. Both COVR members and non-members were eligible to enter the competition. Willowmena’s Quest is a tale of courage, nobility, and redemption, reminding us of the hero that resides in us all.

Sandra Rhea is a teacher, a mother, a writer, and an animal lover who believes strongly in the power of stories and helping children find their own voices early in life through the written word. Rhea teaches elementary school in the Houston public school system, and conducts private writing workshops for children out of her home.  She has written and published some personal essays over the years.   Willowmena’s Quest is her first published book.

In a change from previous years, the COVR Visionary Awards were judged by both the retail members of COVR and the general public. Votes from COVR’s retail members accounted for 60 percent of the total score. Votes from the general public made up the remaining 40 percent. The final scores result from the application of a proprietary algorithm developed by COVR administration. The change, made by COVR’s Board of Directors in 2015, has provided more entrants the opportunity to leverage the marketing potential of their entry by conducting a social media campaign or email campaign that draws their audience to vote for their book.

“We’re quite pleased with the breadth and quality of entries in each of our five major categories,“ noted COVR president Karen Stuth. “This year’s awards program also included new opportunities for entries in a number of emerging categories. The entries considered this year well represent the growth and maturing of the mind body spirit industry.” Stuth also observed that distributors and retailers both inside of and outside of this niche industry should take note of the wonderful selection of entries and winners with an eye toward including these books in their own store inventories or catalogues.

COVR is the trade association for the Mind Body Spirit industry. It supports the success of members by providing education, mentoring, discounts, and targeted networking. The COVR Visionary Awards are given to outstanding individuals, companies, and products in the Mind Body Spirit industry. These awards are the only awards of their kind in the industry.

Houston-based Blissful Light Press is the publisher of Willowmena’s Quest. offers additional information about Rhea’s book, which can also be purchased at


For more information contact:

Sandra Rhea
Blissful Light Press