Crystal Kite Award

This has already been announced through the listserv, but it deserves another shout-out!

Congratulations and two mighty woo-HOOs to regional members Monica Baker and Lois Syzmanski for being selected as finalists for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award!

Monica was nominated for her novel, FREESTYLE:

A thriller for young readers, join Mitchell Burke, a 13-year-old boy from Maryland who stumbles into a dream portal that transports him to the 1820s, where he faces Patty Cannon, the legendary and ruthless slave kidnapper. Mitch tries to lead a normal life, but his nights are interrupted by the adventures in his dreams and mysterious connections between Patty Cannon and his family. Learn how Mitch builds a stronger bond with this father, a reservist on active duty in the Middle East; resolves conflict; and learns the truth about slaves crossing to freedom in Pennsylvania before the Civil War. Ages 9-14 years.

Lois was nominated for THE TRUE STORY OF SEA FEATHER:

A family travels to Chincoteague Island, Virginia, to see the annual wild pony penning auction. One daughter, Shannon, has saved her money and hopes to buy a pony. Events transpire unexpectedly and end happily. Shannon learns that in life, you get what you give. Grades 3-5.

If you would like to cast your vote for the first Crystal Kite Award winner, go to the site, log in with your username and password, and then go to your Member Home page.  Click on What’s Going On In Your Region, and then Crystal Kite.

Again, congratulations to our finalists, Lois and Monica and good luck in the final round!  🙂


About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, blogger/vlogger at Write, Run, Rejoice and Joyful Miles, mom of two college boys, excellent chili maker, and obsessive list keeper. She clearly likes run-on sentences and adverbs. She also still thinks Spice World was an awesome movie and feels no shame about that.
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2 Responses to Crystal Kite Award

  1. Carole Lindstrom says:

    Hmm….I tried to go into the site to cast my vote but when I clicked on the “Crystal Kite” tab nothing came up. I’m not sure if it’s just my computer but I wanted to share that with you in case anyone else is having trouble.

  2. You are so wonderful to make a note of this on our blog! Thanks so much for the kudos! I know I feel honored, and I feel certain Monica does, too!

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