The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Dinner was profiled in an article entitled Author! Author! in the May 6, 2015, issue of Library Journal. Pictured is 2014 winner Ann Patchett with fans at the book signing immediately following the Saturday morning public program on December 6, at the Hardesty Regional Library. Patchett was the recipient of a the award and the accompanying $40,000 prize.