The Mascot Books Author of the Year award was designed to recognize an author who showed the most dedication to producing the highest quality story, a passion for the craft of writing, a commitment to entertaining and educating the reader through literature, and the motivation to convey a positive message or theme. Above all, we wanted to recognize an important member of the Mascot Books Family.
When we got together to come up with the one author that exemplified these qualities, and who was a large part of the Mascot Books family, the answer was obvious: Faith Nielsen. Faith published her first book “From Here to There and Back with a Quack” with us at the very start of the Mascot Books Authors Program and has been working with us ever since. She has truly become part of the Mascot Books family and we are thrilled to honor her as the first ever Mascot Books Author of the Year!
You can read more about Faith and her journey from microbiologist to children’s book author on the attached press release. As the Mascot Books Author of the Year, Faith was the recipient of our grand prize and will release her next book, “From Silence to Wonder: A Journey from Sorrow to Peace” this fall. “From Silence to Wonder” combines Faith’s writing talent with her past work creating sculptures which can be found in the collections of art connoisseurs all over the country. A collection of inspirational poems that Faith has written to illuminate the meanings behind her sculptural works, “From Silence to Wonder” shows Faith’s growth as an author, and also the expansion of Mascot Books into publishing beyond children’s titles.
Congratulations to Faith, and to every author in the Mascot Books Family! We look forward to many years of great ideas and fantastic books!
Mascot Books Announces 2011 Author of the Year: Faith Nielsen! (Press Release)
You can purchase Faith’s book here: “From Here to There and Back with a Quack”