The childrens book, Moonlight Memoirs, written by Maggie Mei Lewis and illustrated by myself, won a first place gold medal in the Spirituality category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
These book awards are sponsored by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG), an organization that promotes professional standards in independent book publishing.
Winning first place is a great honor for Maggie Mei, Good Times Press, and myself because the awards are open to independent book publishers world-wide, making it a highly competitive award.
The general announcement of all category winners and finalists will be made in early June at the Indie Book Awards website
Maggie wrote Moonlight Memoirs (at thirteen) and together we worked on the book over two years via email before we ever met in person. One of the most interesting things about Maggie Mei Lewis (aside from publishing a book at sixteen!) is that Maggie was adopted from China before her first birthday in 1993.