Member News Roundup, by Lindsay Bandy

Happy weekend! We’ve got some great news to warm your heart on a cold Friday….

Congratulations to regional member Joan Scala, whose picture book The Magic In Clouds won GOLD in the Mom’s Choice Awards for 2016! You can read an article on TimesPub about the award, and find more info on Joan and her books by visiting her web site. There are fun cloud games there, too! The book was illustrated by Max Hergenrother.




Congratulations to our lovely RA Kim Briggs, whose book Starr Lost released last week! It’s Book Two in her Starr Fall Series!



Visit her website and sign up for updates:

Chat with her on Twitter: @kimbriggswrite

She shares writing love with her INK Sister Alison Green Myers at INK Sisters Write

Here’s a little Bonus Blurb, too!

A Starr falls, and a family is found.

On the run from the Organization, Starr and Christian find safety on the Qualla Boundary with their friends, Ben and Coda, but Starr needs answers. She owes her dear dead friends, Sami and Jody, that much. She forms a team of her own to fight the general and his recruits.

Di, a mutual friend and anti-everything is a no-brainer, plus her Taser will come in handy. Frank, Starr’s BFF, will put his life on the line for her. Ben and Coda, not to be outdone by Starr’s friends, also swear their allegiance. Christian’s the only hold out. He knows what the Organization is capable of. He has the beaten body to prove it, but when Starr wants something, she gets it.

Now that the team’s together, everything should be perfect. Trouble is Starr loves Christian but so does Di. And Frank, well, he’s never been very good at hiding his love for Starr. Will his four-year long crush on her threaten the safety of the team?

Life becomes tense on the Qualla Boundary, sparks fly, and the Organization is about to smash in their door.


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4 Responses to Member News Roundup, by Lindsay Bandy

  1. Congratulations Joan and the cover illustration is fabulous to go with the shiny award!! And Kim B. you’re unstoppable and awesome.

  2. Kristen C.S. says:

    Congratulations to both of you! This is awesome news! =)

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