Category Archives: Awards

My 50th Award!!! A Milestone!

Royal Dragonfly HM

I was so thrilled to receive the email with the news that My Little Angel is a winner in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Awards, with an Honorable Mention in Children’s Picture Books 5 & Younger.  This is my 50th Award, and a Milestone for me!!!

Royal Dragonfly Winner

 

Thank you to my wonderful illustrator and “teammate”, KJ of Kalpart Illustrations,  and to my publisher, SBPRA, who have made this 50 Awards milestone possible for me!  Cheers!!

 

 

My Little Angel Selected for Inclusion in the Cybils Awards

A Cybils Award Nominee

I was thrilled to receive a request for review copies of My Little Angel for the prestigious Cybils Awards.

“The Cybils Awards started by a small group of bloggers in 2006 as a grassroots project. Our mission has always been to help discover children’s and YA books which combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal and to bring those books to the attention of librarians, teachers, parents, and others who help to encourage reading in children and teens.”

I am so pleased that My Little Angel has qualified for this Award Competition, for I will now be able to submit copies to seven  reviewers of children’s books throughout the United States and Canada – which hopefully will result ultimately in sharing my book with lots of children!!!  Whether the book wins an award or not, this is a wonderful opportunity!  I’ll be sure to keep you posted!!

 

Two SBPRA Authors Win Independent Author Network Awards

Thank you to Author Marketing Ideas for recognizing two SBPRA authors winning in the Independent Author Network Awards!  Suzanne Gene Courtney’s book, Heaven Held, was selected as a Spiritual/Inspirational Finalist, and Sherrill S. Cannon’s book, The Golden Rule, was selected as a Children’s Illustrated Fiction Finalist.

IAN Award Finalists 2017

Both Suzanne and Sherrill have been with SBPRA for several years, and coordinated with SBPRA at the time of the Newtown Tragedy to send copies of their books to the families of the Newtown Angels.  (Manner-Man has the names of the children listed in the Acknowledgements page…)

It is fun when author friends reconnect!