Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

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Receiving my bronze medal in the religion category.

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With Award Director Jim Barnes.

With other award winning authors and illustrators.

With other award winning authors and illustrators.

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My mom and me and My Whole Self Before You.

The best words to express the events of this wonderful night at the Park Place Hotel:  thrilling, humbling, giddy, joyous, pinch-me-please.

One of the highlights was hearing from the other authors and illustrators who were able to be present — the winners represented 35 U.S. states and 3 countries outside the U.S.

And then of course, there was the honor of sharing this moment with my mom, my husband, and my son — it was all simply glorious!