Recent Awards & Honors
2023 – Book Excellence Awards Finalist (Category: Christian Fiction) Under the Tropical Skies a Kate Grace Novel
2023 – Amazon Bestseller & Hot New Releases — #1 Women’s Christian Fiction, #5 Historical Christian Romance Fiction (December) and Hot New Releases and #3 Women’s Historical Fiction (November) on Kindle — Under the Tropical Skies
2022 – She Inspires Me Inspiration Awards (SIMA) – Global Awardee Maryann Ridini Spencer
2021 – Best Book Award Finalist (Fiction: Inspirational Category) – Secrets of Grace Manor
2021 – Kindness Award Winner for Writing Aloha (Maryann Ridini Spencer) – presented by the honor issuer Global Society for Female Entrepreneurs
2021 –Mentorship Award Winner (Maryann Ridini Spencer) – presented by the honor issuer Global Society for Female Entrepreneurs
2020 – American Book Fest Best Book Awards – The Paradise Table, a Kate Grace Mystery (Finalist in the “Fiction: Multicultural” and “Fiction: Inspirational” Categories)
2020 – International Book Awards – The Paradise Table, a Kate Grace Mystery (Finalist in the Fiction: “Visionary” and “Multicultural” Categories)
2019 – Amazon Best Selling Novel – On December 12, 2019, The Paradise Table, a Kate Grace Mystery by Maryann Ridini Spencer (Santa Rosa Press), becomes an Amazon Best Selling Novel.
2019 – Hawaii Book Publishers Association Ka Palapala Po’okela Awards – Lady in the Window “Aloha From Across the Sea” Finalist.
2019 Wave Award Finalist – Simply Delicious Living with Maryann® created, hosted and produced by Maryann Ridini Spencer, received this honor in the “Best Instructional/DIY Series” (Alliance For Community Media, West Region, recognizes the best TV and new media programming from thousands of entries covering a 6 state western region – Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico).
2018 American Fiction Awards (“Visionary” Award) — Lady in the Window, a novel by Maryann Ridini Spencer (SelectBooks, 2017) was presented with the Visionary Award.
2018 Telly Awards — Simply Delicious Living with Maryann® created, hosted and produced by Maryann Ridini Spencer, received this honor in the Television: How-To/DIY Category.
2018 – Sustainable Ventura Blog (created and written by Maryann for the City of Ventura) was named Number 16 in Top 100 Environmental Blogs by Blog Feedspot.
2017 Best Book Awards – Lady in the Window, a novel by Maryann Ridini Spencer (SelectBooks, 2017), is honored as the WINNER in the “Fiction: Romance” Category and a Finalist in the “Fiction: Chick Lit/Women’s Literature” Category by the 2017 Best Book Awards sponsored by the American Book Fest.
2017 WAVE Awards – Simply Delicious Living with Maryann,® a cooking series hosted by Maryann featuring healthy, easy-to-make recipes & joyous living inspirations, took home 2 awards (Best TV Series and Best Instructional/DIY Series) having been nominated for 3 awards at the 2017 WAVE Awards held by Alliance For Community Media (West Region), which recognizes the best TV and new media programming from thousands of entries covering a 6 state western region (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico). WAVE winners are recognized in Community Media, Commercial TV and Film for their excellent productions. “Sustainable Ventura News” (produced & reported by Maryann) was also nominated.
2016 W3 Silver Award for Website Excellence (SimplyDeliciousLiving.com) from The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA)
2016 “Official Selection” To Jeffrey with Love (Original Screenplay by Maryann Ridini Spencer), at the International Family Film Festival (IFFF.org)
2016 NAWBO Ventura County, Visionary of the Year Award/Maryann Ridini Spencer, 17th Annual BRAVO AWARDS (National Association of Women Business Owners)
2015 CAPS Media Award for Production Excellence (Maryann Ridini Spencer/Simply Delicious Living and Sustainable Ventura News)
2013 CAPPIE Award (CAPS Media) for “Variety” Series Production Excellence (Simply Delicious Living TV Series)
2012 Movieguide Award, Faith & Freedom Award The Lost Valentine (starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt, co-produced/written by Maryann Ridini Spencer, CBS-TV/Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions in Association with Ridini Entertainment)
2013 Business in Excellence Award, Ridini Entertainment Corporation, Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce
For a complete list of awards, contact Ridini Entertainment at (818) 884-0104.