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 thanks to Linda Bernfeld, Dorian Cirrone, and Rob Sanders for organizing this awesome annual contest, and for giving writers these amazing opportunities. I am forever grateful for this kid-lit tribe. Thank you!