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Thank You, Utah!

Monday May 18, 2009


If I Built a Car has done it again! I just recently learned that the children of Utah have selected my book as the winner of the Beehive Book Award in the Picture Book category. The Beehive Award (like The Golden Sower Award I mentioned in the last blog) is the children’s choice literary award for the state of Utah. To be honest, I didn’t even know I was nominated for this award, so the announcement I received last week came as a very pleasant surprise! When I did some research about the Beehive Award and read the list of nominated picture books, I was honored just to be included. What a THRILL to win another children’s choice literary award!

I’d like to send a big THANK YOU to all of the children in Utah who voted for my book. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me feel to know you chose If I Built a Car. I hope you all keep reading and DREAM BIG!!