Awards, National & International


Heart to Heart Publishing's own, Linda J. Hawkins was certified as an  “International Commerce Specialists” by the World Trade Center Kentucky. She graduated its Fall 2016 International Trade Certification Program.

Heart to Heart Publishing's own Donna Heath Brooks and Linda J. Hawkins were featured in the Arts Across Kentucky Magazine's summer edition. Check the articles out here.

Heart to Heart Publishing Inc.'s, founder and author, Linda J. Hawkins recently received a Kentucky Senate Citation honoring her “immeasurable contributions to Kentucky’s rich literary tradition, as well as to the health and well-being of her fellow citizens.” Read the whole story here.

Butler County Minority Business owner, Linda J Hawkins represented her company at the (Minority Business Expo) MBA Expo in Lexington, KY Aug 4, 2016.The Expo was titled, Building a Bridge to Opportunities. It was the 14th annual event with this event having over 600 participants, the largest in its history. Mrs. Hawkins met with director Ed Webb of Kentucky International Exports and Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton during the event. They visited the Heart to Heart booth and shared exciting news of great things to come for this small Kentucky business.

Heart to Heart Publishing Inc., was invited to participate in the inaugural Kentucky Export Initiative’ (KEI) Trade and Business Mission to Canada.  Heart to Heart Publishing was the only publisher attending from Kentucky and the first industry from this field to participate in an international trade and business mission.



Linda was so gracious to travel to our museum to provide her knowledge, experiences, and entertainment with our guests. Our tea party was a huge success with our visitors. Each lady was absolutely immersed in Linda's program. I have already scheduled her to visit us again next year for a ladies tea and children's tea. We cannot wait till then! -- Rebecca Pool, Curator, Adsmore Museum


Linda, tonight's event was wonderful. People truly enjoyed it. You are a fabulous presenter.  --Ashley Fowlkes, Bob Kirby Library, Bowling Green, KY

I am thankful for the personnel of Heart to Heart Publishing for the way they worked with my mother who at 86 set out to publish her first book. My experience with Linda Hawkins has been that she is a woman of integrity.  She is organized, generous, supportive and caring.  The editor and designer were each very helpful and encouraging as they shared their expertise.  My mother was very pleased with the process and the outcome.

From my heart to yours -- Elaine Williams, daughter of author Betty R. Hatter

I wrote family stories and my daughter, Elaine,  helped put together typing and organizing. She knew of  Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc. We met with the owner, Linda and I had no doubt that this is where we needed to be.  We began the process…the time spent was wonderful! The book cover is beautiful, a  very special treasure! A job well done. I’ve made new “Friends”, THANKS to Heart to Heart." --Betty R. Hatter, author

As a first-time author, Heart-to-Heart Publishing has been my 'teacher', 'tutor', and 'friend' needed to propel my raw ideas into the book I have today. Thank you to--Guyla Conway, author of Where Was the Big, Yellow School Bus?


Heart to Heart Publishing creates amazing books: from heartwarming and educational children's books to beautiful cookbooks with delicious recipes to inspirational stories for the adults in the family.  Their team of professionals work hard to be sure you get a quality product. Browsing their titles you will find a plethora of books to give to anyone on your gift list . . . and don't forget yourself! -–Susan J. Mitchell, editor


 Heart to Heart Publishing Inc. helped my dream to publish my first book come true. Throughout the process of publishing my book, everyone has been so informative and helpful. I love the finished product. Everyone who has purchased the book says that it is beautifully done. I believe God led me to Heart to Heart. -–Jean Ann Forsythe, author

If I had to choose three words to describe Heart to Heart Publishing, they would have to be: Guidance, Encouragement, and, of course, Heart. The Heart to Heart team was always imparting knowledge to help guide me, “a novice,” through the process and inspire courage along the way. And with heart they cared greatly about fulfilling the hopes I had for my book. So with much sincerity, I can highly recommend Heart to Heart Publishing for those special projects that lie close to the heart. --Karen McDavid, author of Under Heaven 

"My first book, Ben Beagle Plays, has heart on every page thanks to Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc. - a great place to build books which inspire love of reading and it fits well with puppy love too! Linda J. Hawkins responds quickly to questions, guides you through basics, and lets you make important decisions about the direction you want to take in layout and production.  Her joy for each author shines through as she helps from books on the loading dock to first author signing event.  If you want a partner in publishing, I highly recommend Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc." --Donna Finch Slaton, author of Ben Beagle Plays


"Heart to Heart Publishing Inc. is more than a publisher, they are like family.  It was a dream come true to bring my picture book to life with Linda and her staff.  Heart to Heart is the sweetest and most professional group of book-lovers I could ever hope to work with." --Carrie Malinowski, author of Hand-Me-Down Bear


"I have worked with Linda Hawkins and Heart to Heart, since 2013. Through divine intervention, we met, and it has been such a  blessing. The patience and steady guidance that I received,  as a first time author, played a major role in making my book a success. I highly recommend anyone looking to publish a Christian publication. You’ll be blessed every step of the process, going with Heart to Heart Publishing Inc." --Donna Hix Bewley, author of How He Touched My Soul


"Heart to Heart Publishing is truly the ultimate company for anyone with publishing needs. Whatever your publishing desires may be, Heart to Heart Publishing has the best option for your situation. I would definitely recommend Heart to Heart Publishing for they have exceeded all of my expectations."  -- Christopher B. Saylor, author of Jesus In the Olive


"Linda Hawkins with Heart to Heart stays current with everything happening on your project from beginning until completion.  Linda only looks to use top quality products and outsource to competent staff.  Heart to Heart is a company of integrity and you can refer to friends without hesitation." --Dianne Ellis, author of Unveiling the Mysteries of the Tabernacle


"As a first time published author of Jack’s Tales, Linda Hawkins has been a wonderful help getting my book edited, designed, illustrated, printed and delivered. She took care of Library of Congress, attended our first book signings. I really appreciate all the advice and help given to me from Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc. --Lynn Kendrick, author


"As a first time author, completing a novel, I was literally navigating in uncharted waters. Linda Hawkins agreed to read the manuscript, a major breakthrough. I couldn't have predicted the response. Instead of a generic letter thanking me for the submission of the book, I received a call. Linda really loved the book and we agreed to move ahead. From that point on things were done promptly and efficiently, always with superb suggestions and referrals. We communicate regularly and I've been so encouraged and blessed by our relationship! This project has been delightful! I highly recommend Heart to Heart Publishing! One couldn't do better! --Dr. Peter O. Knight, author of The Heart

 "I have been working with Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc. for a year and a half now.  I have to say Linda Hawkins knows her stuff. The advice she has given me, the direction she has taken me personally as well as my book has been very positive and right on target.  Working with Linda is like working with a friend and the people she has around her – illustrators, editors, designers, web designers – are equally qualified and also feel like friends right there to help me along. From the moment I submitted my manuscript, I was never “out there” or on my own wondering what to do next.  Linda has been available, instructive, and competent.  My book, No! It’s OUR book - the Heart to Heart team’s book - The Story of Norman, exceeded my expectation BY A LONG WAY! They all worked together to produce a superior product that has been adored and sought after." --Laura Chamberlain, author of  The Story of Norman

"Deep in the heart of scenic western Kentucky exists a treasure that has yet to be discovered by all of America. That treasure is Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc.. I have had the privilege of working with this company for the past year. It has been a truly delightful experience.  The President  has a true gift for bringing dreams into reality...a talented professional in every sense of the word producing top quality results. Excellency with every project... touching lives and making a difference in the world every day through beautiful books, "Heart to Heart" describes their president perfectly. Anyone who comes in contact with her or her company will understand this clearly. As the rest of America discovers this talented company they, are in for a real treat indeed." --Karen Vause Green, author of Sweet Sister Don't Be Afraid

"The concept of combining good nutritional information with an interesting story for children should prove most valuable. Maybe adults will get a good lesson from the book, too." --Paul E. Patton, former Kentucky Governor, on a Heart to Heart title.

"I've been a librarian for over twenty years and have seen many books about tea, flowers, and related topics, but The Unspoken Language of Fans & Flowers is the most beautiful and unusual of all." --Julia Holcombe, librarian, New Jersey

"[To] describe Heart to Heart Publishing in just one word, would be difficult, but I would use the word: COMMITMENT. Currently, I have first hand knowledge from publishing my first book through Heart to Heart Publishing. Therefore, I know the commitment that this company has had for my vision and dream, to the integrity of the text and illustrations, and to the quality of the entire book being printed from cover to cover...  
Heart to Heart Publishing...graciously takes the known or unknown writer by the hand and step-by-step encourages "ownership" of the book by walking out the process of publishing together...a resourceful avenue for publishing your book, too.
--Linda Rossetti Brocato, author of Ivan Becomes a Hero

 "I just want to say that I was blessed to have found Heart to Heart to publish my children’s' book. I am so proud of the final product and it was all because of your input, dedication, and your expert advice, suggestions and the great team that you have working with you. You did not treat me as just a customer that wants her book published. Each time we had a conversation about the book, the interest that you showed me, I felt like it was not just my book that was being published but your OWN BOOK and that you wanted it to be perfect. You were not just a publisher you became my mentor as well. The interest that you've shown in getting my book published reflects the name of the company 'Heart to Heart Publishing Inc.' You gave me tips and suggestions on how to market my book. I am ever so grateful to work with you. After I received the books in my hands, you continued to give me ideas on how to market my book. From the first day that we spoke on the phone about Bouncer & Friends, you were always available to take my calls and answer my questions. When I talk to my friends about you I refer to you as my friend from KY. Thank you and your team so much Linda. My book would not have been the same without you all. God bless. --Bev Chambers, Author of Bouncer & Friends


"Words cannot express my gratitude for your leadership, your counsel, and your friendship through the entire journey of publishing our book. The whole Heart to Heart team has made our book publishing experience a delight! I thank our mighty God for leading me to the Heart to Heart Publishing team." --Tony Moreland, author of When Am I Beautiful?


"Southern Seasons with Memory Making Recipes is a beautifully and profusely illustrated, 182 page culinary compendium of simply wonderful recipes, succinct commentaries, and memorably apt quotations. A pleasure to simply browse through, inspiring to plan menus with, and filled from cover to cover with palate pleasing, appetite satisfying, kitchen cook friendly recipes for dishes ranging from Raspberry Butter; Picnic Fruity Slaw; Fried Cornbread; and Blueberry Spinach Salad; to Pineapple Upside Down Cake; Simple Broccoli Casserole; Southern Ice Tea; Chicken Enchilada Bake, Southern Seasons with Memory Making Recipes will make an enduringly popular and highly recommended addition to personal, family, and community cookbook collections."  --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review 



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