Wow! What an honour to be writing this post as the winner of the 2020 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award!
Our special picture book, The Tide, illustrated by Ashling Lindsay and published with Little Tiger Press, has been voted WINNER of this special award.
A young girl loves her grandpa so much! When they spend the day at the beach, she holds his hand as they go for a walk, and they build sand castles together. But sometimes, it’s difficult, because Grandpa has become forgetful.
“Grandpa’s memories are like the tide,” Mummy explains. “Sometimes, they’re near and full of life. Other times, they’re distant and quiet.” A story about families, laughter, and how we can help a loved one with dementia live well.
Accepting the award, at the virtual SCBWI-BI book launch, will forever be emblazoned on my mind. The shortlist was incredible and the lovely celebratory comments mean the world.
Thank you to the wonderful SCBWI volunteers for making this award happen, despite the challenging circumstances, and for everyone who voted for The Tide.
You’ve made this picture book team very happy!