Thursday, January 29, 2015

Winning A Crystal Kite!

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!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Raising A Reader

I met Aimee Reid, author of MAMA'S DAY WITH LITTLE GRAY, at the Miami SCBWI Conference.

Aimee asked me to write a post for her blog on raising a reader. I took her up on that challenge because my son is a voracious reader, and I knew it would be fun to reflect on all the reasons why. Hop over to Aimee's blog to read my thoughts on Raising A Reader.