Roxanne Bland selected as Top Fantasy & Science Fiction Author of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

United States, District of Columbia, Washington – 05-08-2019 ( — Roxanne Bland, Author, Editor, Publisher, was recently selected as Top Fantasy & Science Fiction Author of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the field. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.  

With over a decade of professional experience as an Author, Editor and Publisher, Roxanne has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, she has demonstrated success not only as an Author, but she has also enjoyed success in the legal field.  Her impressive repertoire of prior roles have included: Law Clerk for Quinn & Racusin, Counsel for the Mutistate Tax Commission, owner of the Blackrose Press publishing house, and serves as Contributing Editor for State Tax Notes, an award-winning national magazine for tax professionals. Roxanne’s true passions, though, have always been reading, writing and the arts.  As a child, she wandered the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, looking to escape reality in any way she could. Today, Roxanne escapes reality by writing novels, mainly in the science fiction, fantasy, and romance genres. For her own and others’ enjoyment, it is not unusual for her to “mash” these genres together in a single book. An award-winning author, Roxanne has self-published three acclaimed novels, the science fiction/romance The Moreva of Astoreth, the paranormal urban fantasy/science fiction/romance The Underground, and its sequel, Invasion. Roxanne’s critics praise her ability to bring to life the worlds she crafts for her novels, providing an immersive reading experience.)   
Roxanne says for her, writing science fiction, fantasy, and romance is the perfect form of expression, and that each book she writes is a cathartic experience. Her stories are allegorical and deal with real-world societal ills such as bigotry and oppression. In The Moreva of Astoreth, a young, headstrong, and bigoted priestess falls for a man of the race she despises, who reveals a dark secret about her gods that could tear her world apart. The Underground involves a demonic serial killer whose depredations have the paranormal and human populations of Seattle on the brink of war; the only hope for peace lies with three flawed paranormals with agendas of their own, and one interstellar assassin. Invasion, the sequel to The Underground, finds our three paranormals from The Underground inextricably bound to each other by a spellcasting gone terribly wrong, and who, with the help of The Underground’s interstellar assassin, must stop an alien invasion of Earth before it begins.   
Roxanne learned to play piano at the age of seven and became an accomplished pianist, taught by the late Russian master, Basil Toutorsky. She attended the Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., earned her AB in Government from Smith College in Northamption, Massachusetts, and her law degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
In 2019, Roxanne was selected as Top Fantasy & Science Fiction Author of the Year award, and will be honored at IOATP’s annual awards gala which will be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also under consideration for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine, and for the IAOTP Empowered Woman of the Year award. Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP stated that “choosing Roxanne for this honor was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She is talented, brilliant, humble and gracious and we know we will be seeing more amazing accomplishments from this amazing woman.  We hope to spend time with her at the gala.” 
Throughout her illustrious career, Roxanne remains active in her community, and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to her profession. Looking back, Roxanne attributes her success to her perseverance, her creativity, her mentors, and remaining passionate in her endeavors.  When she is not writing tax articles or novels, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Roxanne says her future endeavors include continuing her growth as a tax professional, and to continue providing enjoyable escapes for her readers.   
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About IAOTP 
The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, serve as keynote speakers at meetings and conferences, and help influence others in their respective fields. IAOTP is not an organization that accepts all professionals who express an interest in the organization; potential members must be nominated by IAOTP’s President or by a distinguished honorary member.  
IAOTP has given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world the recognition and credibility they deserve, and have helped these individuals in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself on being a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together in one place. 
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