Local True Crime Author MayCay Beeler Named 2016 Hollywood Book Festival Award Winner

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2016)

by YES! Weekly staff

The 2016 Hollywood Book Festival Award winners have beenannounced. The contest is an annual competition celebrating books that deservegreater recognition from the film, television, game and multimedia communities.

Based in the capital of show business, the Hollywood BookFestival aims to spotlight literature worthy of further consideration by thetalent-hungry pipeline of the entertainment industry. The 2016 Hollywood BookFestival considers published, self-published and independent publishernon-fiction, fiction, children’s books, young adult, how-to, spiritual, wild card(anything goes!), unpublished stories, science fiction,biography/autobiography, sequels, genre-based, business, screenplays andhistory.

Buccaneer- The Provocative Odyssey of Jack Reed- Adventurer,Drug Smuggler and Pilot Extraordinaire by Jack Carlton Reed and MayCay Beeleris the winner of the Wild Card category. Beeler, a Greensboro, NC professionalpilot and TV personality, used her role as a pilot to coax federal prisoninmate Reed into giving up his never-before-told true story about his role as acocaine smuggling pilot for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel. Beeler has beenhonored as his award-winning Biographer for their book, which was acollaborative work at the end of Reed’s life. This recognition by the HollywoodBook Festival marks the fourth national/international book award for thecoauthors. On behalf of her deceased coauthor Jack, Beeler expresses their deepgratitude for this latest literary award, stating, “We are humbled andhonored.”

The award-winning books, including Buccaneer, will becelebrated in an awards ceremony on August 18th at the Roosevelt Hotel in theheart of Hollywood. This is an elegant hotel and the home of the first AcademyAwards. For complete results thewinners, runner-ups and honorable mentions of the 2016 Hollywood Book Festivalhave been posted to our web site, Look for the headline in the center ofthe page that says “Click Here.” Congratulations to all who placed inthe competition! There were truly a lot of books that will make fantastic filmsand TV in the future. For more information about Buccaneer, contact MayCayBeeler and/or publisher Strategic Media Books.