Update! Chained Wins SCBWI Crystal Kite Award!


I am thrilled to announce that Chained has won the coveted SCBWI Crystal Kite Members' Choice Award! Hip! Hip! Hooray for awesome author Lynne Kelly!

The SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world. Each regional chapter was assigned to one of 15 divisions and the membership in each division voted for their favorite book published by an SCBWI member that year. 

“The SCBWI is pleased to reward excellence in children’s books,” President Stephen Mooser stated.  “These awards honor authors from our many regions and help bring worthy books into the spotlight.”   

“Like the Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kites are selected by peers---authors and artists working in the children’s book field,” SCBWI Executive Director Lin Oliver commented.  “That makes them unique and especially satisfying to receive.” 

Lucky me to have had the honor to create a guide for this incredible book, right? I am not the least bit surpised that it has become an award-winner.

Congratulations, Lynne. You have much to be proud of!