SCHOLARSHIP WINNER, 2020 12x12 PICTURE BOOK CHALLENGE
2nd RUNNER UP, 2019 SCBWI LA WRITER'S DAY - "LITTLE EYES, BIG WORLD"
"Told in free verse, this sweet and relatable story follows a young child as she makes her way through her day. We get a fresh perspective of the world as seen through the child’s eyes. Each couplet of the spare text contrasts small details of the child’s life with a bigger picture. From the time the child wakes up until she lays down to dream, we feel the constant presence of love and wonder as each moment unfolds. Each scene provides rich possibilities for an illustrator’s interpretation. The rhythm and appealing tone make this story ideally suited to the picture book form."
1st PLACE, 2017 SCBWI LA WRITER'S DAY - "THE ELEPHANT ROAD"
“Lyrical writing and an intriguing backdrop set the stage for an endearing story of friendship between two elephants. Sprinkled with non-fiction elements, readers will delight in this tale, without noticing they’ve learned things along the way.”