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Rebecca Heidt’s LGBTQ Masterpiece ‘Acceptance: Reborn’ Sweeps Second Place at The BookFest(R) Awards Spring 2024!

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania Jun 8, 2024 ( – Rebecca Heidt, a talent known for her ability as a scriptwriter, director, and indie author, shines brightly as a multiple Second Place winner at The BookFest Awards Spring 2024 for her spellbinding creation, ‘Acceptance: Reborn’. Garnering accolades in the Contemporary Fantasy Fiction, Romance Fantasy Fiction, and Women’s Fantasy Fiction categories, Heidt’s work captivates readers with its enchanting blend of fantasy and LGBTQ+ genres and compelling narratives. The BookFest, a prestigious platform dedicated to honoring literary excellence, celebrates Heidt’s remarkable achievement, underscoring its commitment to championing transformative literature and the visionary individuals who craft it, whether through traditional or independent avenues.

Desiree Duffy, Founder of The BookFest, says, “Today, more than ever, it is important to recognize authors and creatives for the vital part they play in crafting the stories that shape our world and define our humanity. Books bring us to new worlds, take us on adventures, give us a means to evaluate our lives and instill a sense of empathy within us. I believe that by acknowledging authors and their literary achievements, we lift literature in our world, and lift each other in the process.” Rebecca says, “Securing a win for my third book at The BookFest Awards is an absolute privilege. Acceptance: Reborn holds a special place in my heart, and this recognition reaffirms the power of self-motivation, hard work, and artistic vision. I hope my journey serves as a reminder that with unwavering self-belief, there are no limits to what we can achieve as creators.”

Desiree Duffy, Founder of The BookFest, says, “I am delighted to announce Rebecca Heidt as the winner of a Second Place at The BookFest Awards. This year’s competition was exceptional, and Rebecca should be very proud of this outstanding accomplishment.”

Not only is Rebecca the winner of several recent awards, she also has the privilege of turning her multi award winning ‘Acceptance’ series into feature films. Partnered with Ser Marco Robinson, the co-producer of the #2 Netflix USA hit ‘Legacy of Lies’, Undisputed Films, and Hexagon Films. This extraordinary team is bridging together different countries and cultures to bring life to an amazing story. They’re starting the five film saga with the first feature film ‘Secrets of the Warrior’ to see the cities of Philadelphia, PA, Seattle, WA, and Sofia, Bulgaria. Rebecca Heidt is the script writer, director, and producer. Visit the Awards Page on The BookFest website.

To watch the Salute to The BookFest Award Winners video montage, or to see recordings of The BookFest videos, please visit the Programming Page of The BookFest Website.


Rebecca Heidt has experienced many different paths in life. She worked in the food industry in management and finances as an account executive, but the arts was always her home. Her passion lies in writing, painting, anthropology, history, spirituality and nature. She’s completed self published works “Acceptance: The Beginning”, “Acceptance:The Reality”, and “Acceptance: Reborn”. Rebecca continues moving the series forward with her fourth book, in writing stages, “Acceptance: Reconcile” She is now working on a feature film project involving a rendition of her first book “The Beginning”. The feature film will be called “Secrets of The Warrior”. Rebecca has the honor of working with Ser Marco Robinson and Undisputed Films LTD from the UK, JenX Productions from the US, and Hexagon Films from Bulgaria create the film. She is the script writer and co-director with Scott Vickers. Rebecca has also recently been feature in the Jan/Feb 2024 LDL Magazine. She’s highlighted for Neurodivergent Wisdom: Impactful Advice for Aspiring Writers. Rebecca has been asked to be a speaker on podcasts on topics of motivation, mental health, and the process of writing. She has talked on Survivor to Thriver, These Feelings Podcast, Write for Your Mental Health, Motivational Monday, The Voice of Many, Speak LOUD, and many more. Due to her mindset, motivation, and advocacy Rebecca was honored with the 9th ranking in Iconic 100 Impact Ignitors World Wide for 2023.


2022 The Bookfest Fall “The Beginning” : 2nd in Contemporary Fantasy, 3rd in Woman’s Fantasy 2023 The Bookfest Spring Awards “The Reality”: 2nd in Contemporary Fantasy, 3rd in Woman’s Fantasy, 3rd in LGBTQ+ Fantasy American Bookfest “The Beginning”: Award Finalist in Urban Fiction, Top 10 of the Iconic 100 Impact Ignitors of 2023 Worldwide, 2024:Featured in LDL Magazine in the Jan/Feb edition 2024 The Bookfest Spring Awards “Reborn”: 2nd place in Contemporary Fantasy Fiction, Romance Fantasy Fiction, and Women’s Fantasy Fiction


The BookFest is the leader in virtual literary events and produces vital conversations on the world’s stage for those who love to read, and those who love to write. It launched May 2020 at a time when lockdown forced many live events to be cancelled. Free to attend, the biannual event happens in the spring and fall, and streams panel discussions, conversations, and live interactive sessions. As an award winner, The BookFest has recognitions from the Webby Awards with a nomination in 2021, a gold award from the Muse Creative Awards in 2020, and a silver award from the w3 Awards in 2020. The BookFest features an array of literary speakers, experts, and authors, which has included: Mitch Albom; Kevin J. Anderson; Angela Bole; Mark Coker; Robert G. Diforio; Cheryl Willis Hudson; Wade Hudson; Sarah Kendzior; Jonathan Maberry; Lisa Morton; Karla Olson; James Rollins; Connie Schultz; Michael Shermer; Mark K. Shriver; Danny Trejo; Helene Wecker; Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and many others. The BookFest is presented by Books That Make You and produced by Black Chateau Enterprises. The BookFest is a registered trademark of Desiree Duffy, who is the founder of all three. For more information, visit The

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