Aunt Phil travels to Vegas to accept Literary Classics Awards!

Aunt Phil's Trunk won two prestigious medals at the 2016 Literary Classics International Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Oct. 14: Best Nonfiction Series and Best Historical Nonfiction worldwide!
Aunt Phil’s Trunk won two prestigious medals at the 2016 Literary Classics International Awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Oct. 14: Best Nonfiction Series and Best Historical Nonfiction worldwide!

Sorry I haven’t sent out a blog for more than a month, but I’ve been really busy. My husband and I traveled to Las Vegas the week of Oct. 12 to accept the 2016 Literary Classics International awards for Aunt Phil’s Trunk. The series captured gold for Best Nonfiction Series and Volume Five ranked gold for Best Historical Nonfiction!

Here is a short video I made so all of you can enjoy the celebrations, too: Literary Classics Video

Our dear friends from Michigan, Dar and Mike MacPhee, flew across the country to join us in celebrating this milestone in Aunt Phil’s career. We had a blast and were able to sneak in a couple of shows along with the Literary Classics events. We saw Elton John, who was amazing, the incredible Cirque du Soleil and “Menopause the Musical,” which brought us to tears of laughter throughout its performance. Wonderful time.

On another note, many of you know that our daughter, Kim Sherry – talented artist/author/illustrator – has written a couple of children’s softcover books, which have sold really well. But she has not been happy with the softcover and flimsy inside pages. Since the books are for ages 3-9, she wants to get Raven’s Friends: Alaska Animals Far and Wide printed in hardcover with sturdier pages for little hands to explore.

But it costs a lot to get hardcover books printed. So she has organized a Kickstarter campaign to help her bring this hardcover book to reality. If you are interested in joining her Kickstarter team, go to this link to contribute and receive some really awesome rewards for your participation – including some of her original artwork.

Raven’s Friends: Alaska Animals Far and Wide Kickstarter Campaign

What’s next for Aunt Phil’s Trunk? Well, I have a couple of projects in mind … so stay tuned for an announcement down the road!

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