November 27, 2018

Green Earth Book Awards: It’s time to submit your choices for the 2019 Green Earth Awards. You’ve got form now to December 3, 2018 – just one week from today! Judges are looking for strong work that conveys the message of environmental stewardship. The categories: picture book, children’s and young adult fiction, and nonfiction categories.

The short list comes out in March 2019, and the winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2019. Winners receive $750 to the author and $750 to the illustrator/photographer (or $1,500 if the author and illustrator/photographer is the same person). In addition, Green Earth Book Award-winning books will be donated to Title I schools and military bases across the country. For more on how to submit, click here.

Heather Murphy Capps
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle-grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is the communications coordinator for Mixed-Up Files, as well as creator/curator for our We Need Diverse MG series. She is committed to creating more diversity in publishing.