My newest children’s novel Great Ball of Light has won the best children’s book of the year award from The Society of Midland Authors. I’d like to thank the judges for this wonderful honor, and of course Atheneum Books For Young Readers for publishing my novel. The story is about a brother and sister who capture a ball of light during a storm and use its powers of reanimation to bring about family healing. An excerpt is available here. I think this story could make a great family movie, if anyone in Hollywood is interested. The book is available in hardcover and paperback (only $7.99). Here’s the link to the Amazon page.