So pleased to announce that Hugh Armstrong Robinson: The Story of Flying Lucky 13 has been named a finalist in the Nonfiction—Children’s Category of the 30th Annual Midwest Book Awards (Midwest Independent Publishers Association-MiPA)—and I was interviewed about the book and the award this morning by KSNF-TV!
The 30th annual Midwest Book Awards was open to books published and copyrighted in 2019 in MiPA’s 12-state Midwestern region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Hugh Armstrong Robinson was published by Goldminds/Amphorae Publishing in St. Louis. This year’s competition featured entries in 31 categories, which were judged by a panel of 99 librarians and booksellers from every state in MiPA’s 12-state Midwestern region.
An awards gala is usually held every year in Minneapolis to announce the winners, but this year, due to travel and shelter-in-place restrictions from Covid-19, winners will be announced during an online watch party in June.