Uncle Buster is Children’s Book of the Year!

Susan Koehler’s middle-grade novel, Nobody Kills Uncle Buster and Gets Away with It, won first place in the Royal Palm Literary Awards, but that wasn’t the biggest news of the evening at the Florida Writers Association’s annual awards banquet. Uncle Buster went on to be named FWA’s Children’s Book of the Year! Congratulations, Susan!

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Bring Home the Bling!

Zelle Andrews and Susan Koehler received Gold and Silver medals at the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) Book Awards on July 30. Zelle won with The Adventures of Surf Dude, the Dog of Ochlockonee Bay and Susan placed with Nobody Kills Uncle Buster and Gets Away with It. Now it’s on to the Royal Palm Literary Awards, where both are semi-finalists! Congratulations, Zelle and Susan!

Call for Children’s Poetry

The call for poetry is now closed. Thank you to the wonderful authors who responded with lively, engaging poems about a variety of animals! So Many Animals! will be available in time for holiday shopping. It will include almost 40 poems from 16 authors. Each poem will be paired with a coloring-book-style illustration which children can color in with their own creativity!

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