Thursday, October 15, 2009

Exciting Award News and book drawing!

On September 25th, Kay Winters was in Westfield, Massachusetts to recevie the Carol Otis Hurst Book Prize for her book Colonial Voices: Hear Them Speak. As you may know, Carol was an award winning author herself and edited a newsletter that promoted children's literature and conducted workshops for teachers and parents. The cash prize was awarded by the Westfield Athenaeum, which includes Milton Library, Whitney Library, the Jasper Rand Art Museum, and the Edwin Smith Historical Museum. The presentation was made by Chris Lindquist from the library. After the award ceremony, several residents and actors from the Westfield Theater Group performed a readers' theater of Colonial Voices for the audience. Kay said that when she heard her words come alive as those actors spoke them, she got goose bumps! Congratulations, Kay, from all of us! So happy that your work has gotten this special recognition! Please be sure to visit Kay's web-site:

Thank you everyone for joining Kay and me for this interview series! Thank you for leaving such thoughtful comments as well as the fun comments about candy corn, snicker bars, skeleton costumes and more! It's been a wonderful Halloween treat for me. . .and now, I have treats for several of you! Early this morning I set up Kay's books with my pumpkin head ghost and Trick or Treat jack o'lantern and these are the names I drew. . .

The First name drawn for Kay's new book, Whooo's That? is Audra Everetts.
Second name for The Teeny Tiny Ghost book is Jennifer Swanson
Third name for the book: The Teeny Tiny Ghost and the Monster is Kristin Gray

Please send your mailing address to , and I'll post your autographed book asap.

Happy Halloween!