Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's Almost Here!

As I mentioned in a previous post, our oldest daughter entered the Florida Blue Young Authors Contest and won! The winner of the contest has their story actually made into a book, which is published by the Books By Kids Foundation.
This week, I received an e-mail with an attachment of the "rough final copy" of the book. It took my breath away when I saw it! There on the pages of the book were my daughter's beautiful words along with darling illustrations created by the patients of two local children's hospitals. I just can't even put into words, what it felt like to see the cover of the book with my daughter's name and photograph on it!
So, I just wanted to spread the word for everyone to get ready because Tampa Bay From A to Z is coming! For more information on the Books by Kids Foundation, go to They are doing an entire series of books, so be on the lookout for a book about your home town!


  1. wow! That's so fun! I remember when I was in 7th grade and had a poem published in a was the start of my love for writing...
    I'm going to show this to our daughter (10) :)

  2. Wow! How exciting for her...and you!