I told you I would be back after September 1st to let you know how Franky the Finicky Flamingo does in the 2018 Reader’s Favorite International Book Competition.
And he won Honorable Mention in the Animals Category!! You can see above that he is celebrating!! Doing the happy flamingo dance!
Thank you for all of your support!!!!!
I’m super excited about this win as there were hundreds of other worthy books that Franky was judged against!!!!
Here’s a wonderful write up by the incredibly talented illustrator of Franky the Finicky Flamingo, Mara Reitsma.
And you know there’s always a team in creating a book, there’s the behind-the-scenes magical guru, Claire Plaisted of Plaisted Publishing House, who helped me every step of the way with decisions that had to be made and all the formatting stuff that I could never dream of understanding.
A great big hug and thank you and happy dances to my team members, Mara and Claire! I couldn’t do what I do without you!!
And there were other winners in the Reader’s Favorite Competition that I have either featured on my blog or have read and written a review…
There’s Alma Hammond with Super Rooster and Cat winning Silver in the Animals Category. Here’s my review re-posted from Amazon
“I love this sweet story about an unusual friendship between a cat and a rooster. They enjoy the beach together and meet sea creatures. The author does a great job explaining what may seem scary about these creatures is something that has a purpose. She explains in a fun way what each creature does that makes them special. Great messages for everyone and told in a fun way! Beautiful illustrations! 5 stars”
Here’s the review re-posted from Amazon
“Such a fun story! I actually read book three first but that took nothing away from enjoying this first book in the series. Sir Princess Petra is a kind-hearted soul who has big dreams for herself to be a royal knight against her parents wishes. She goes on her quest and makes friend of everyone she meets. Such a great story with a good lesson and plenty of humor thrown in!”
Her The Dragon Grammar Book won GOLD in Children-Educational!! Oh yea!!
I also have read and reviewed it on Amazon, here’s the re-post
“I picked up this book thinking I would know most of it, although why I thought that I have no idea. It’s true I’m an author but there is much to know about grammar. And well, I wasn’t the best student of grammar. Don’t get me wrong, I was a great student, but grammar alluded me. Still does, apparently. And I have most probably used every comma wrong in my above sentences. LOL I think this is a great book for children and adults. I think it is best as a reference rather than a read-through because it is a lot of information to take in. I compliment the author for taking on such a difficult task and for making grammar more pleasant by using dragons and princesses as examples.”
Cindy Shirley who I met last year at the Reader’s Favorite Awards Ceremony in Miami had TWO books win–The Fabulous Life of Minnie the Sassy Chick won an Honorable Mention in Children’s Concept and Doodle and the Magic Christmas Float won a Bronze in Children Grade K-3rd.
And Lieve Snellings who writes children’s non-fiction books about groundhogs (aka woodchucks) won a Bronze in Groundhog Secrets
And let me tell you a secret, she takes her own photos of groundhogs and they are amazing!!
She recently featured me on her blog. Check it out here!
She has promised that I can feature her on my blog in October, so stay tuned!
I hope to connect with some of the other winners so I can bring them to you on this blog.
And we still have the Top Shelf Indie Book Awards to hear on, so stay posted. I’ll let you know when I know.
Thank you everyone out there in Blog Land for supporting me, leaving comments on my posts, sharing via Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn and Google+. You guys make blogging fun!
Happy Labor Day! Enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation!