Austin SCBWI members won big at this years Writers League of Texas Awards. In the picture book category, Don Tate won for POET: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF GEORGE MOSES HORTON. Finalists included Chris Barton for THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH, Liz Garton Scanlon for IN THE CANYON, and Emma J. Virjan for WHAT THIS STORY NEEDS IS A PIG IN A WIG.
In the MIdde Grade/Young Adult category Jacqueline Kelly won with THE CURIOUS WORLD OF CALPURNIA TATE. Finalists included K.A. Holt with HOUSE ARREST, Nikki Loftin with WISH GIRL, Margo Rabb with KISSING IN AMERICA, and Brian Yansky with UTOPIA, IOWA.