Serafina and the Black Cloak

Honors

Honors

 

Black Cloak: Winner of the 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize

Twisted Staff: #1 New York Times Best Seller!

Twisted Staff: Barnes & Noble  2016 Best Books for Young Readers

Twisted Staff: Amazon 2016 Best Books for Young Readers

National Bestseller

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller for more than 40 weeks
  • Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller
  • Barnes & Noble Bestseller
  • Independent Booksellers Bestseller
  • Amazon Bestseller

National Honors

  • Selected as an Okra Pick for representing “the best in Southern Literature” by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA).
  • #1 Middle Grade Novel of 2015 on Goodreads.com (Listopia)
  • #4 Readers Choice Award for “Best Middle Grade / Children’s Book of 2015” on Goodreads.com (10,320 votes!)
  • #5 Readers Choice Award for “Best Debut Novel of 2015” on Goodreads.com (9,189 votes!)
  • Finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (myth-based literature that “best exemplifies the spirit of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis”)

Amazon Bestseller Positions (Young Readers)

  • #1 in American Historical Fiction
  • #1 in Mystery
  • #1 in Spine-tingling Tales

Amazon Hot New Releases Positions (Young Readers)

  • #1 in all Historical Fiction
  • #1 in Mysteries
  • #1 in Action Adventure
  • #1 in Spine-tingling Tales
  • #2 Literature and Fiction
  • #2 in Animals
  • #2 in all Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • #2 in Fantasy

Extremely Positive Reviews From

Foreign Publishing & Translation

  • Full series being published in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Countries by Egmont Publishing
  • Translation and publication in dozens of other countries throughout the world

Other Honors

  • 2017-2018 South Carolina Book Award Nominee
  • Selected for “Battle of the Books” in North Carolina and several other states
  • Selected for Bookmarks Summer Reading List
  • Selected by Learning Ally
  • Recommended by girl-power website “A Mighty Girl”
  • Recommended by School Library Journal for high-achieving elementary students who need something engaging to read
  • Powell’s Bookstore Best of 2015
  • Best selling book in Western North Carolina in 2015
  • Best selling book in Malaprop’s Bookstore in 2015

TWISTED STAFF – Amazon Hot New Releases Positions (Young Readers)

  • #1 in Historical Fiction
  • #1 in Literature & Fiction
  • #1 in Mystery¬†
  • #1 in Spine-Chilling¬†Tales
  • #9 in Action Adventure
  • #3 in¬†Animals

TWISTED STAFF – Amazon Bestseller Positions (Young Readers)

  • #1 in Mystery, Detective, & Spy
  • #1 in Spine-Tingling Tales
  • #3 in Historical Fiction

TWISTED STAFF – Amazon’s Best Books of the Month – July 2016

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