Winner Announcement 3/17/22

Congratulations to Kari Lavelle, winner of the double giveaway from Nancy Churnin. Nancy has agreed to share a signed copy of the winner of the 2021 National Jewish Book Award and the 2022 Sydney Taylor Honor, DEAR MR. DICKENS, illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe and A QUEEN TO THE RESCUE, THE STORY OF HENRIETTA SZOLD, FOUNDER OF HADASSAH, illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg.

I’m thrilled to be sharing this post on Purim which is my favorite Jewish holiday. And, fun fact, Henrietta Szold’s admiration of Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story who saved her people is the theme of Nancy’s beautiful book.

Kari, please email so that I can connect you with your prizes. ljrwritenow @

Don’t forget to check out my interview with Meera Sriram from Tuesday and I’ve got two amazing authors coming up in April: Chelsea Lin Wallace and Shannon Stocker.

Published by authorlaurablog

I'm a reading specialist from Chicago, now living in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My first book "Aliana Reaches for the Moon" features a creative and curious girl who loves science, her little brother, and her very patient parents. I'm currently writing a MG novel and several picture books with STEM elements and dogs.

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