2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

        It came as a great surprise to me to learn yesterday that my children’s book, Hugh Armstrong Robinson: The Story of Flying Lucky 13, won the top prize in the Children’s Picture Book Non-Fiction (All Ages) Category of the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It is an honor to be acknowledged by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group, and I am very grateful for their recognition.

        Normally the organization holds a Gala Awards Ceremony to recognize winners and finalists, but this year because of Covid-19, an online awards ceremony will be held in June. 


CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK (Non-Fiction – All Ages)


  • Hugh Armstrong Robinson: The Story of Flying Lucky 13, by Billie Holladay Skelley, Illustrated by Rachel Bowman (Goldminds Publishing – Imprint of Amphorae Publishing)


  • ABC, Adoption & Me, Revised & Reillustrated, by Gayle H. Swift, Casey A. Swift, M. Ed., Illustrated by Wesley Blauvelt (Braided Threads Publishing)
  • P.S. Boats, Around Puget Sound, by Susan Wolf, Illustrated by Megan Lingerfelt (Book Publishers Network)
  • The Alphabet Book, Written and Illustrated by Wendy Sysouphat (Self-Published)
  • When We Had Sled Dogs: A Story from the Trapline–ācimowin ohci wanihikīskanāhk, by Ida Tremblay and Miriam Korner, Illustrated by Miriam Korner (Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing)
  • Your Bridge to History, by Portia Love and Preston Love, Jr., Illustrated by Regina Jeanpierre (Preston Publishing)