Congratulations to Rio Chico author Carmela LaVigna Coyle and her collaborator Kevin Rechin! The Tumbleweed Came Back was honored this past weekend with a 2014 Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature.
Coyle writes, “It was so exciting. Children’s Lit was the first category and I was caught quite unprepared. But it was a lovely surprise! I received so many compliments afterwards.”
The Colorado Book Awards is an annual program of Colorado Humanities that celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers. Awards are presented in at least ten categories including anthology/collection, biography, children’s, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry, and young adult. To be eligible for a Colorado Book Award, a primary contributor to the book must be a Colorado writer, editor, illustrator, or photographer. Current Colorado residents are eligible, as are individuals engaged in ongoing literary work in the state and authors whose personal history, identity, or literary work reflect a strong Colorado influence.