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Louie's Lent, 3rd Place

Children's Books: Picture Books

Recent Book Awards

2023 Catholic Media Book Awards

2023 Colorado Authors League Awards

Beckoning, First Place

​Best Book for Young Adults

Louie's Lent, Winner

​Children's Category

2023 Excellence in Publishing Awards

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The Real Presence, 3rd Place

Children's Books: Young Readers

Author of Works for Children and Young Adults

Louie's Lent, Honorable Mention

​Best Book for Youth

Judges' Comments about this Book:

This well-written adventure instantly draws the reader into a journey that is inspiring, informational, and transformational. The author invites the reader to approach Eucharistic Adoration through the lens of the main character who, while at prayer, is transported to Jerusalem shortly after the death of Jesus. What follows is a captivating interchange of complimentary storylines that keep the reader turning pages. The lead character’s experience in prayer, living among the early apostles, becomes a guide for coping with a parallel journey in her own life. The story is an easy-to-read page-turner that will appeal to a broad audience, especially young adults.

Claudia Cangilla McAdam