Cory Putnam Oakes and Nikki Loftin Make Florida Award Lists!


Austin SCBWI member Cory Putnam Oakes was included on Florida's Sunshine State Young Readers Award book list for grades 3-5 for her book DINOSAUR BOY, and Nikki Loftin was included on the same award list for grades 6-8 for her book THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY. From the website, the program, " . . . is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8 . . . Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation." Congratulations to you both on this bit of sunshine!