Such wonderful news, folks! The Toymaker’s Apprentice  is the winner of the SCIBA Award for Middle Grade! What the heck is SCIBA, you ask?  It stands for Southern California Independent Booksellers Association and it’s the acronym for a group of wonderful booksellers throughout Southern California. These are our bookish neighbors….

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I’m pleased to announce FLYGIRL is a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 2014 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults selection!  Each year YALSA chooses from books nominated at their midwinter conference, highlighting relevant timely and timeless topics.  FLYGIRL falls under their “Conflicted:  Life During Wartime” heading.  As the website says, “Today’s U.S. teens…

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The Grand Canyon Reader Awards!

Great news!  FLYGIRL has been nominated for the 2012 Grand Canyon Reader Awards!  This is a reader’s choice award sponsored by the Arizona Library Assocation and the Arizona Reading Association.  Thanks to everyone who made the nomination possible.  Now kids, go out there, read, and vote!

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FLYGIRL is a nominee!

FLYGIRL has been nominated for the 2011-2012 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award ( aka the Rosie Award) and the 2012 Garden State Teen Book Award.  These are both readers choice awards and a huge honor for all of the authors on the list.  Thanks to the kids of…

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