At the Miami SCBWI Conference, my book THE BALLAD OF JESSIE PEARL was awarded the Crystal Kite Award for the Southeast Region. Chris Cheng, who is the originator of the Crystal Kite Awards, made the the presentation. Our Regional Advisor, Linda Bernfeld looks on:
The award is in the shape of a kite and comes with white gloves so you don't smudge the crystal. Here's a closer look at it:
A big thank you to everyone who read and voted for JESSIE. I appreciate it!