I recently found out that STRANDED has received two more awards, the High Plains Book Award for Best Young Adult Book and the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Young Readers.

The director of the Will Rogers Medallion Awards had this to say about STRANDED:

“The gold medal winner this year is a truly outstanding book. I generally don’t get this carried away, but this is one of the very best books of this year — or any year.”

A judge in the High Plains Book Awards had this to say:

“Anticipation makes the pages fly by. Readers who discover this book will be rewarded with a powerful story of courage and resilience.”

I continue to be amazed by and thankful for STRANDED’s reception by awards committees, critics, librarians, schoolteachers, and, most of all, by readers young, old, and in between.

Thank you so very much.