Carmel Valley author Janet Larson has been recognized for the success of her book, My Diary Unlocked. She was awarded with the Silver Award in the Self-Help category at the Independent Book Publisher Association’s Annual Award Ceremony. “It was an honor to win the Silver Award,” said Janet. “Hopefully, it means more people can benefit from the sharing of these intensely personal writings.”

With a foreword by Jack Canfield – of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame – and lyrics provided by singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, the book has had a positive impact on its readership. Janet’s book uses real life diary entries to help women and teen girls realize that they are not alone in their struggles of dealing with body image issues, relationships, depression, and anxiety. Having first-hand knowledge of these struggles, Janet decided to write the book to help young women cope with problems shared by so many. For more information visit