Title:Arcadia Author Earns Top State and National Awards
Date: November 2008
Doris I. Walker’s Arcadia book – “Images of America: DANA POINT” – has been awarded first place as Best History Book in this year’s national communications contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. The coveted honor was presented at the professional group’s annual conference in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
This book had already been accorded first place among the year's California history book entries by Southern California Media Professionals, an NFPW affiliate. First place winners from all state affiliates become the entries in the national contest.
The announcing judge called the winning book: “A lovely way to get a full history of Dana Point with ease and emotion, because of Ms. Walker’s vivid portraits and pointed captions. Well done!”
A resident of this Southern California coastal city for more than four decades, the author
dedicated her book to the Dana Point Historical Society, which she co-founded 20 years ago. She is the author of 11 other books about her county, including its official centennial edition in 1989, and has served as an appointed Orange County historical commissioner since 1994.
The author-historian's current Arcadia work-in-progress is “Orange County, a Natural History.”