The Society of Children’s Book Writers and
Illustrators (SCBWI) has announced their 2016 Crystal Kite Award winners. The
prestigious award is chosen by writing peers; and is the only award of its kind
in children’s books. Outer Space Bedtime
Race received the most votes out of hundreds of submissions in the
Southeastern Region, and joins the other fourteen 2016 regional winners.
Thank you to illustrator, Brian Won who brought
color and life to my words. Thanks to Rubin Pfeffer (who represents Brian and
me) for championing this book. Thanks also to Maria Modugno at Random House
Books for Young Readers who loved my spacey manuscript from the very
beginning and worked to make it the best it could be. Finally, thanks to
everyone who voted for OSBR—I am honored.