Literary Laurels for Locals

Jen (on screen) visits remotely with Georgia students | photo and post from Jen Gennari

This fall, Georgia students participated in the annual Reading Bowl challenge, which invites students statewide to read all the Georgia Children’s Book Award Finalists. I was lucky to zoom into Media Specialist Abby Shapiro’s library to meet her reading club members and talk to them about my children’s novel, Muffled.

And I’m thrilled to be an invited speaker, along with authors Sally Engelfried and Nicole Collier, at the Georgia Conference on Children’s Literature in March. We’ll be talking about using contemporary fiction as a way to open conversations on difficult topics.

Flash Fiction Contest Winners

A dozen entries were received for this year’s ‘Tis the Season Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Marin Writers Circle, the Sausalito Library, and Sausalito Books by the Bay. All were worthy contenders, prompting several rounds of discussion and ranking among judges Cindy Knoebel, Abbot Chambers, and Cheryl Popp.

The winners are:

Each will receive a gift certificate to Sausalito Books by the Bay, Sausalito’s independent bookstore.

See more literary works by floating home residents or about our community by exploring our Boatload of Books section at the Floating Times.