June 3, 2020

When I stumbled upon the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators almost a decade ago, I never could have imagined this moment. I have just learned that The Boy Who Grew A Forest has won a 2020 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Southeast region.

This award is...

April 8, 2020

Thank you to The Nature Generation for naming THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST as a 2020 Green Earth Book Award Honor Book! I am so grateful to see this book among all of these inspirational titles. Click the link below for more: 

http://www.natgen.org/spotlight/green-ear...

April 2, 2020

I have just received word that THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST: The True Story of Jadav Payeng has been selected as the winning book in the children’s category of the 2019 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award! This means so much to me. I am incredibly honored and grateful. I...

March 30, 2020

I'm excited to learn that THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST has been shortlisted for a Keystone to Reading Book award in the intermediate elementary category for 2020-2021! Check out all of the wonderful titles with the link below:

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March 10, 2020

THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST has just been awarded the Gold Medal for Young Children's Literature in the Florida State Book Award for 2019-2020. What an honor! 

As stated by the awards committee: "The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Librari...

January 15, 2018

I had a wonderful time celebrating all things kid-lit with the Florida Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators last weekend. I was especially surprised when my name was called as a winner in this year's Rising Kite Contest. Last year, I won 3rd place in the...

January 21, 2017

I'm thrilled to announce that I was just awarded a Florida SCBWI Rising Kite Award in the Nonfiction category. My winning manuscript is a nonfiction picture book biography that is near and dear to my heart and I hope I'll be able to share it with you all soon! Special...

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SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

June 3, 2020