A Modern Mrs. Claus Wins 2013 Cascade Writing Award for Best Published Children's Book

Share Article

Starring a modern Mrs. Claus and a fresh take on Christmas, "The Santa Switch" picture book wins top honors for Best Published Children's Book at the Oregon Christian Writers' first, annual Cascade Writing Awards.

"I am thrilled that ‘The Santa Switch’ has been recognized by the Cascade Awards' judges for its literary merit and compassionate, gender-empowering message," states Scott.

"The Santa Switch", written by Laura Lee Scott, was recently selected as the winner in the inaugural Cascade Writing Awards for Best Published Children’s Book. "I am thrilled that ‘The Santa Switch’ has been recognized by the Cascade Awards' judges for its literary merit and compassionate, gender-empowering message," states Scott. The Christmas-themed book, written in poetic verse akin to "The Night before Christmas," brings a modern-day Mrs. Claus to life, shedding light on all the hard work she does to help Santa get ready for his big, annual toy drop. The storyline is accompanied by detailed illustrations which deliver a clever, whimsical twist on familiar "North Pole" characters, as well as a pet mouse that can be found on each page by the book’s younger readers.

"Mrs. Claus is the only female character in Santa’s world; yet, thus far, she’s played such a minor, one-dimensional role, most people rarely give her a second thought," explains Scott, who donates $1 from every book sold on http://www.jessicaclaus.com to the Children's Center, a private, non-profit that helps abused children and their families in the Portland area. "With women making up half of the world’s population, I felt it was time there was stronger female representation in this beloved legend. So far, the concept of a freshly-spun Mrs. Claus has been wonderfully received by Christmas fans of all ages. Jessica Claus is now a multi-faceted character who is fun, lovable, and infinitely more relevant."

Sponsored by Oregon Christian Writers (OCW), the Cascade Writing Awards was created last spring to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the faith-based writing group’s inception in 1963, and is designed to reward excellence in writing and provide a valuable reference for a writer’s resume. A complete list of the 2013 Cascade Writing Award finalists can be found at: http://oregonchristianwriters.org/ocw-cascade-writing-contest/cascade-writing-contest-2013-finalists/. "The Santa Switch" children’s book is available for purchase online year-round at http://www.jessicaclaus.com, as well as in select gift and book stores throughout the 2013 holiday season.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Laura Lee Scott
@TheSantaSwitch
since: 02/2012
Follow >
"The Santa Switch" Children's Book
since: 03/2012
Like >
Visit website

Media

The newly-established Cascade Book Awards was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oregon Christian Writers. A complete list of 2013 award winners can be found at: http://oregonchristianwriters.org/ocw-cascade-writing-contest/cascade-writing-cThe newly-established Cascade Book Awards was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oregon Christian Writers. A complete list of 2013 award winners can be found at: http://oregonchristianwrThe newly-established Cascade Book Awards was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oregon Christian Writers. A complete list of 2013 award winners can be found at: http://oregonchristianwriters.org/ocw-cascade-writing-contest/cascade-writing-c"The Santa Switch", written by Laura Lee Scott, is an award-winning children's book starring a modern Mrs. Claus and a fresh spin on Christmas."The Santa Switch" children's book, pictured here, is available year-round on the book's official website (www.jessicaclaus.com), and in select gift and book stores throughout the 2013 holiday season."The Santa Switch," written by Laura Lee Scott and illustrated by Cheryl Crouthamel, has won OCW's 2013 Cascade Writing Award for best published children's book. Published by Passionflower Press.On August 14, Laura Lee Scott, author of "The Santa Switch" children's book, won the 2013 Cascade Writing Award for best published children's book.On August, 14, West Linn, OR-based author, Laura Lee Scott, received the 2013 Cascade Writing Award for best published children's book. This marks the second book award for the book.Laura Lee Scott, owner of WriteLifeStories and Passionflower Press, recently received the 2013 Cascade Writing Award for "The Santa Switch" in the best published children's book category. "The Santa Switch" is the first book in an ongoing series of Christmas-themed picture books starring a modern Mrs. Claus.Created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oregon Christian Writers, the newly-established Cascade Book Awards is designed to encourage writing excellence and provide a valuable reference for a writer's resume. A complete list of 2013's award winners can be found at: http://oregonchristianwriters.org/ocw-cascade-writing-contest/cascade-writing-cThe newly-established Cascade Book Awards was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oregon Christian Writers. A complete list of 2013's award winners can be found at: http://oregonchristianwrOpen to all published and unpublished writers, the newly-established Cascade Book Awards was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oregon Christian Writers. A complete list of 2013's award winners can be found at: http://oregonchristianwriters.org/ocw-cascade-writing-contest/cascade-writing-c