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!!


Signed Copy of Manner-Man on Biracial Bookworms

Please enter for a chance to win a signed copy of Manner-Man during Bullying Prevention Month!  Follow to be eligible, and tag 3 friends who you think would also like a chance to win!  Manner-Man is the winner of 10 Awards, including the prestigious CLIPP award for Grades K-2, selected by school principals at the recommendation of teachers…

The CLIPP Award

Principals’ Award for Children’s Literature

The Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award, CLIPPA, has a judging committee which comprises top elementary school principals, educators and authors from across the U.S. “This roster of leading educators from across the U.S. will ensure we honor authors who are meeting the highest standards of originality, learning quality and language in their children’s literature.” The Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award (CLIPPA) awards were created to recognize and encourage independent authors who self-publish outstanding children’s books that offer fun, learning and creativity. Awards were presented in two categories: children’s books for Grades K-2 and children’s books for Grades 3-4.


Lovely Ad in Pledge of Future Glory Fundraiser

Each year I donate signed books to the Fundraiser Gala Dinner and Auction for A Pledge of Future Glory, partially sponsored by an old friend… This is the lovely ad they put in the program this year…

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!